Tag: Medicare

Receiving Long Term Disability…Now My Medicare Nightmare Begins?

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UNITED STATES─ Reader Alert: Many company benefit plans terminate the day you are no longer working full-time. Explore you or your spouse’s group medical...

Need To Stop Medicare Part B

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UNITED STATES─Hello, Toni: My husband, John enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B when he turned 65 last September because friends had said if...

What?? Not Enrolling In Medicare Part D Caused A Penalty?

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UNITED STATES─ Hello Toni: I received a notice from CMS (Medicare) saying they do not have record of me having prescription drug coverage that...

Why Did Medicare Deny My Medical Claim?

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UNITED STATES─ Dear Toni, my husband recently was laid off from his job and I needed to sign up for Medicare Part B. I...

Turning 65…Medicare Marketing Is Overwhelming!

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UNITED STATES─ America, it has finally happened because I, Toni King, who has been writing the Toni Says® Medicare column is turning 65 in...

Does Medicare Card Arrive in the Mail When Turning 65?

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UNITED STATES─Hello Toni: I turned 65 in December and have not received my Medicare card. I am working full-time with company benefits and not...

Am I An Inpatient Or Outpatient During A Hospital Stay?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: Yesterday, my wife was ambulanced to the hospital after falling and breaking her leg. Now the hospital billing department had me sign...

Turning 65 In March, Unable To Apply For Medicare Supplement Plan...

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UNITED STATES─Morning Toni: I am turning 65 in March and am searching for the right Medicare Supplement to cover my health needs. I have...

Why Is My Medicare Part B Costing $704?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: My Medicare began on November 1st and on December 16th I received my first bill which is $704.80 for my Medicare Part...

What!! Medicare Part B Or D Penalty Is Forever?

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UNITED STATES─ Toni: I am a 67-year-old female who never enrolled in Medicare Part B or D because I believe in holistic medicine and...

Medicare Is Federal…Local Congress Office Can Help Solve Issues

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UNITED STATES─Toni: My Medicare and Social Security nightmare began when I retired from my job, July of last year and enrolled in COBRA so...

Changes To Plan F…Causing Medicare Supplement Renewal Premiums To Rise!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: We have received a 20 percent increase in our Plan F Medicare Supplement. I’m a 70-year-old female in decent health, but my...

Under 65 What Should I Do During Medicare Annual Period?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I turn 65 next March, and I’m overwhelmed by all of the mail I am getting this year for Medicare Annual Enrollment....

2020 Medicare Part D Changes…Released!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, the 2019 Medicare and You handbook did not include the 2019 Part D deductibles and “Donut Hole” costs, and I...

Leaving Company Benefits Do I Need Part B When Choosing COBRA?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: When should someone apply for Medicare when enrolling in COBRA? Is it wrong to wait until you are no longer on...

Medicare Annual Enrollment! What Do I Do?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, This is my first Medicare Annual Enrollment and I don't know anything about this process? Which program is good, and which...

Toni Says® Tips For Medicare Open Enrollment

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I just received a phone call saying there is a federal law that I change my Medicare during Medicare’s Open Enrollment? The...

Pharmacy Owners Convicted For $35 Million Fraud Scheme

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SHERMAN OAKS—Two pharmacy owners from Sherman Oaks were found guilty for their participation in a $35 million health care and money laundering scheme on...

America…Enroll In Medicare Part B At The Right Time!

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UNITED STATES—Hello, Toni: My husband, John retired several years ago after turning 65. He enrolled in Medicare Part A, but declined Part B because...

Medicare Supplement Increase?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, I recently received a 15 percent renewal increase starting in September for my Medicare Supplement. Every year, the plans seem to...
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