Tag: Medicare

Does Medicare Pay For At Home Recovery After A Transplant?

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UNITED STATES— Reader Alert: This week, I received a shocking text message from one of Toni Says® Medicare Supplement clients that I would like...

Suspended Social Security Account…Can’t Enroll In Medicare Online!

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UNITED STATES—Help Toni: I’m turning 65 in July and last week I tried to open a “My Social Security” account to enroll in Medicare...

Bad Medicare Advice From Friends Is Costly!

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I met with you in late 2017 for a Toni Says® personalized Medicare consultation. I have a quick question regarding travel...

Which Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Is Right for Me?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I am turning 65 in July and am an insulin dependent diabetic. I take 2 insulins which are rather expensive. I am...

Mom Has to Pay 100 Percent For Skilled Nursing…Why??

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, please explain why my Mom must pay 100 percent for her Skilled Nursing stay. She recently slipped and fractured her back...

Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I will be eligible for Medicare in July and am now receiving breast cancer treatment from MD Anderson. I am currently on...

What Is The Part D Late Enrollment 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...

Does Medicare Cover Alzheimer Facility Care?

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UNITED STATES— Morning, Toni: I read your Medicare column regularly and have never seen you address the issue of paying for an Alzheimer facility...

Losing Retirement Benefits…Help!!

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UNITED STATES— Hello Toni, in May, my retiree benefits will be changing, and my husband and I will no longer be covered because we...

Medicare Part A Enrollment When Still Working

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni, I turned 65 in August of 2018 and am still working covered entirely by my large company health plan. My wife...

Clinical Trials And Medicare

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I will turn 65 in May and am currently covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. Currently, I am fighting stage...

Can COBRA Cause A Medicare Part B Penalty?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I lost my job July 2017.  My wife and I have enrolled in Medicare Part B in January 2019 since COBRA’s...

Enrolling In Medicare At 65 Is Stressful!

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni! I will turn 65 on February 14 of this year and want to retire in 3-6 months. I have several questions...

Medicare Supplement Plan F Could Go Away In 2020?

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UNITED STATES—Morning Toni: I am concerned about the difference in premiums between many of the Medicare Supplement plans and companies and it seems that...

Should I Enroll In Medicare Part A When Turning 65?

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UNITED STATES—Ms. Toni: I believe I have received wrong information from my friends who suggested that I enroll in Medicare Part A which I...

Why Is My Part B Premium Over $500?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I retired from my law firm in December and my Medicare began January 1. Today, my wife and I both received...

Enrolling In Medicare Online Can Be Confusing

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Last week, you wrote about how to apply for Medicare online by having to start a “My Social Security” account.  I had...

Medicare’s New Application Confusing Those Turning 65

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in March and called Social Security for help with enrolling in Medicare. I was surprised when Social...

Does Medicare Pay For Medical Care Overseas?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband, who is turning 65 this April, was laid off from a major engineering firm this year and the only way...

11 Year Medicare Part B Penalty…Why?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband is finally retiring from the company he has worked at since 1995 and now our Medicare nightmare is beginning.  Jim’s...
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