Tag: Medicare

What Does “Formally Admitted” Mean?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, what is the length of time you must spend in a hospital before Medicare will pay for a skilled nursing stay? My...

You Saved How Much With GoodRX?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I am a weekly follower of your Toni Says® Medicare column and would like to let your readers in on a wonderful...

Does Medicare Cover Doctor House Calls?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My 86-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s needs 24-hour care and lives in a local personal care home. She is enrolled in a Medicare...

Can Medicare Advantage Plan Be Changed After Deadline?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I recently attended a Medicare Advantage meeting because my Medicare Supplement Plan F is costing me $180 a month and was...

Is HSA Plan “Creditable,” Prescription Drug Part D Coverage?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: Turned 65 in August 2015, and continued to work full-time with an HSA that has a $3000.00 deductible before any prescriptions...

Stress Free Medicare Open Enrollment

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I turn 65 next July, and I’m stressed by the mail I am getting this year for Medicare Open Enrollment and I’m...

TRS Retirees Left TRS Care Since Changes Were Made!

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I read an article from the Statesman which stated that 36,000 TRS retired teachers have left TRS Care and this troubles...

Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: You have been referred to me as a resource that can answer some of the questions I have about Medicare. I...

Changes To 2019 Medicare Part D

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I recently received the 2019 Medicare and You handbook did not find any information about what the 2019 Part D deductibles and...

Enrolled In Medicare…Now I Can’t Fund My HSA!

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UNITED STATES— Hi Toni: I attended one of your seminars and now I need help with my Medicare issue. I am 65 almost 66,...

65 With Employer Benefits What Do I Do?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I have two basic questions: 1) I am turning 65 in January, remaining employed until my wife, Lacy, turns 65 in 4 years....

Didn’t Enroll Medicare Part D, Now Owe Big Dollars

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I have been told that Medicare does not cover drugs when you are in an emergency room?  My husband, Joe went...

Medicare Open Enrollment Confusion…You’re Not Alone!

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, This is my first Medicare open/annual enrollment and I don't know anything about this process? I have been receiving tons of...

Talking With Social Security About Enrolling In Medicare

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I turned 65 in March and called Social Security to discuss enrolling in Medicare.  I was given the wrong information from the...

Is the Donut Hole Getting You!!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, my mother got into the “donut hole” in October.  I can see from the Part D statement she receives that...

Need My Medicare To Begin Feb. 1 What Options Available?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni, I have collected your articles on Medicare for years from the newspaper and finally bought your book and workbook.   As I...

Acthar Paying Doctors To Sell

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UNITED STATES—For nearly six years the prescribed drug, H.P. Acthar Gel-- used for infant seizure disorder, has increased in the healthcare field. During the...

Retirees…Know Your Medicare Options!

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Hi Toni: My husband is an Aramco retiree and two weeks ago we received a letter stating that Aramco is terminating all Aramco Medicare Eligible...

Santa Monica Library To Host Financial Planning Seminar

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SANTA MONICA—On Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. the Santa Monica Public Library will host "Smart Money Fundamentals" in the Main Library’s MLK, Jr....
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