Entries by Brian Kondas

Medicare Coronavirus Update

Medicare provides health care coverage for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and hospitalizations. According to Medicare.gov, “You pay no out-of-pocket costs.” for COVID-19 lab tests. Furthermore, Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. For example, your doctor diagnoses you with COVID-19. Consequently, you remain an inpatient for the duration of your quarantine. Likewise, Medicare Advantage plans provide you […]

Medicare Part B application

Medicare Part B Application Find out how easy it is to complete a Medicare Part B application from the safety of your home. All you need is an Internet connection and a computer or smartphone. It helps to have a printer. However, you can complete the entire application online. Robert Bache, the owner of Senior […]

Seema Verma CMS approves Section 1135 Wavier

CMS Approves Section 1135 Wavier for 13 States On March 23, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves Section 1135 Wavier for 13 states. The waiver gives states new “flexibility” to provide needed healthcare services during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, “These waivers give a broad range […]

Medicare Telehealth Coverage Expands

Telehealth Coverage expands amid Coronavirus Pandemic New change to Medicare Telehealth due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. Seniors can now access telehealth services in their homes. On March 17, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma says:  “These changes allow seniors to communicate with their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility so […]

Medicare Questions phone number

Medicare Questions? Call our Phone Number Get answer to your Medicare Questions by calling Senior Healthcare Direct phone number 1-855-368-4717. We will continue to remain open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our customer support team will work remotely from the safety of their home to answer your Medicare questions. For example, we can answer […]

AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

AARP Medicare Supplement Plans AARP Medicare Supplement Plans are offered through UnitedHealthcare insurance company. UnitedHealthcare is a Top Medicare Supplement insurance company that provides 9 Medigap Plans: A, B, C, F, High deductible F, G, K, L, and N. Both United Healthcare Medicare Supplement plans and AARP Medigap plans include the following coverage benefits. Medicare […]

Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plans

Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plans Mutual of Omaha is a Top Medicare Supplement insurance company and offers the Medigap Plans A, F, High deductible F, G, and N. Specifically, Mutual of Omaha Medicare supplement plans include the following coverage benefits. Medicare Part A Hospital Coverage All Mutual of Omaha Medigap plans cover Medicare Part […]

Aetna Medicare Supplement Plans

Aetna Medicare Supplement Plans Aetna is a Top Medicare Supplement insurance company and offers the following Medigap plans: A, B, F, High deductible F, G, and N. Aetna’s Medicare supplement plans include the following benefits no matter which plan you choose. Medicare Part A Hospital Coverage All plans include 100% coverage for Medicare Part A […]

Medicare Part B covers Coronavirus Test

Medicare Part B covers Coronavirus Test Anyone who gets flu like symptoms is advised to call your doctor and get the Coronavirus test. This virus which causes a disease called COVID-19 is covered by Medicare Part B if you get the test on or after February 4, 2020. The Coronavirus test can diagnose or rule […]

Top 10 Medicare Supplement Insurance Companies

Top 10 Medicare Supplement Insurance Companies in 2020 Senior Healthcare Direct put together a list of the top 10 Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance companies to help you compare and find a Medigap plan with the coverage and benefits you need in 2020. Original Medicare only cover 80% of Part A and Part B. Medicare supplement […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Once a year Medicare open enrollment period is October 15 to December 7 – also known as Annual Election Period or Annual Enrollment period – anyone with Medicare can make changes to their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year. For example, the next Medicare open enrollment […]

Medicare Supplement Insurance Underwriting

Medicare Supplement Insurance without Underwriting Medicare Supplement insurance underwriting is NEVER required when you are first eligible and Apply for Medicare during your initial Open Enrollment Period (OEP). This is a 7-month period: 3 months before you turn 65, the month you turn 65, and 3 months after you turn 65. As a result, you […]

Medicare Plan F and G

Which is Better Medicare Plan F vs. Plan G? In the video above, Robert Bache, owner of Senior Healthcare Direct, compares Medicare Plan F and Plan G. MedicareBob covers two important changes to Medicare in 2020. First, MACRA law is now in effect and you should have a new Medicare ID card. This law helps […]

Silver Sneakers Medicare Plans

What is Silver Sneakers? Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program for Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older. Thus, if your a senior Medicare Plans may pay for Silver Sneakers. Members of Silver Sneakers have access to thousands of gyms, community centers, and other participating fitness location across the nation. As a member you […]

Dental Plans For Seniors

Dental Plans For Seniors Seniors can get dental care with a Medicare Advantage plan. These plans may include dental, vision, and hearing benefits that original Medicare does not cover. Medicare Doesn’t Cover Dental Care Original Medicare does not cover most dental care including dental procedures, supplies, and cleanings. Moreover, it does not cover tooth extractions, […]

Medicare Supplement Plan F Rates

Medicare Supplement Plan F Rates Medicare Supplement Plan F rates in 2020 will increase more than normal for a number of reasons. A big reason is MACRA law. What is MACRA? MACRA is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This law will become effective January 1, 2020 and will change Medicare supplement […]

Medicare Supplement Rates Raleigh NC

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Medicare For All Plan – Biden, Warren, Sanders

Medicare For All Plan – Biden, Warren, Sanders Which Medicare For All plan would you vote for? We’ll take a close look at each democratic candidate’s healthcare plan: Joe Bidden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. Visit our Facebook page and let us know which plan you would vote for. Bernie Sander’s Medicare For All Plan […]

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly appointment with your primary care provider (PCP) to develop or update your personalized prevention plan. The AWV helps you prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Annual Wellness Visit is FREE Medicare will pay for your Annual Wellness […]

Medicare Drug Plan

Change Your Medicare 2020 Drug Plan Today You can get the Medicare drug plan you want in 2020! Here’s the big Medicare Part D and Medicare.gov update: During the last 2019 Annual Enrollment you may have used the new Medicare.gov Plan Finder which was rolled out in October 2019. Unfortunately, there were a lot of […]

Medicare Supplement Plan G

Medicare Supplement Plan G in Charlotte, North Carolina MedicareBob, owner of Senior Healthcare Direct, along with his team of licensed agents assists people nationwide with Medicare insurance. This includes Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap), and original Medicare Part A and Part B. In this Rate Watch Wednesday video, MedicareBob will look at what […]

Medicare Supplement Plans in Your State

Medicare Supplement Plans Nationwide Shop and Save on Medigap plans in your State MedicareBob shares three things you should know about Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans in your State. You can shop and save today. There is no December 7th deadline. Therefore, you can shop and save all year. The letter of your Medicare Supplement plan […]

Medicare 2020: Medicare Advantage vs. Supplement Plan, which is better?

Compare Advantage Vs. Medicare Supplement In the Medicare 2020 chart below, the red letters are disadvantages and green letters are advantages. The chart gives you a side by side comparison of Medicare Advantage verses Medicre Supplement. 2020 Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement Medicare Advantage has a smaller, local network of providers. While Medicare Supplement network […]

Medicare New Enrollment 2020

Medicare Advantage New Enrollment 2020 Want to change your Medicare Advantage coverage for 2020? Medicare announces new open enrollment dates for 2020: January 1 – March 31, 2020. Your Medicare Advantage plan change will take effect the month after you submit your enrollment. Enrollment / plan change options: Switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare […]