Tag: Medicare

9 Medicare Facts Every Baby Boomer Should Know

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I am a confused Baby Boomer who needs to make my Medicare decision in November 2019 when I turn 65. I do...

When Do I Enroll In Medicare At 65?

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni! I will turn 65 in September of this year and would like to retire in 3-6 months. I have several questions...

Are Medicare Supplements And Medicare Advantage PPOs The Same?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: What is the difference between a “Medicare Supplement” and a “Medicare Advantage PPO" plan? I am turning 65 and the marketing...

Will Medicare Pay For Care Overseas For Husband Laid Off As...

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

Is Medicaid A Good Long Term Care Option?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I have a friend who just received a bill from the state of Texas for his mother's Medicaid nursing home care. No...

MyMedicare.gov Account Is Important To Processing Medicare Claims

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, my husband recently retired from his job and because I’m over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I had...

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...
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