Tag: Medicare

Medicare Rule…No One Remembers!

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, just a quick note to say that my mother had to go into the hospital this week as she has the...

Turning 65 With Cancer…Is Medicare Advantage Right For Me?

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni, I am turning 65 this February and have no idea what I should do because I have lung cancer. Currently I...

Group Health Insurance…Who Pays First With Medicare?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I am 67 and have group health insurance through my current employer. I have talked with friends, my company HR, and my...

Left Employer Benefits, Why Do I Have Medicare Part D Penalty?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I made a terrible mistake last April when I was no longer being covered by my employer group health plan due...

Transitioning Into Medicare The Right Way!!

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: You have been referred to me as a resource that can answer questions I have about Medicare.  I am turning 65...

2021 Medicare Part D Deductible, Donut Hole Costs…Released!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: This year, the 2021 Medicare and You handbook did not include all the information regarding the Medicare Part D deductibles and “Donut...

Have Cancer…Must Return To Original Medicare During Enrollment!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, I made a mistake when I retired and enrolled in a Medicare Advantage PPO plan because I understood from talking...

Changes To Plan F Caused Medicare Supplement Premiums Rise!

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

Marketing During Medicare Annual Enrollment Is Stressful!!

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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 Annual Enrollment?  The...

What Is The Medicaid Estate Recovery Program?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I am a financial planner with a client who just received a bill for her mother's Medicaid Long Term Care that was...

Why Is My Medicare Part B Premium Costing $723?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My Medicare began on August 1st and on September 3rd I received my first bill which is $723 for my Medicare Part...

Are You Prepared for An Unexpected Accident Or Illness?

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: Recently, I had a bad car wreck and ended up in the hospital with only a minor concussion from hitting the...

Social Security Scam Alert! Hang UP On Bogus Calls!

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UNITED STATES—Reader Alert: This week, I, Toni King received a letter from the Social Security office regarding my special needs sister’s benefits and an...

Naturalized Citizen Question Confusing When Enrolling In Medicare Online!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I had no problem opening the “My Social Security” account to enroll in Medicare because I knew those answers. When it came...

Enrolled In Part B…Receiving Part D Penalty…Why?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with company benefits, until I was laid off on May 10...

Turning 65 With Employer Health Insurance…Need Medicare Help!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I have just enrolled in Medicare A&B. I am still working with my husband and myself covered under my employer plan and...

Baby Boomers Trying To Understand Medicare?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: I am a confused Baby Boomer who needs to make my Medicare decision this October when I turn 65. I am current...

Does Medicare Cover “Expensive” Injections At Doctor’s Office?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: I have been laid off this week with my current employer’s benefits ending August 31.  I turn 65 in August and will...

What Is A Retiree HRA Account?

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UNITED STATES─Hi Toni: My husband is an oil company retiree and two weeks ago, we received a letter stating that his employer is terminating...

27 Skilled Nursing Facilities Settle Medicare Fraud

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CALIFORNIA— 27 skilled nursing facilities, affiliated with Longwood Management Corporation, have agreed to pay $16.7 million in response to allegations of  submitting false Medicare...
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