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COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness From May 3 to July 25, 2021, in New York, the vaccine effectiveness against new COVID-19 cases for all adults declined from 91.7% to 79.8%. This decline is due to the spread of the Delta variant and the relaxation of masking and physical distancing. Thus, the CDC recommends you continue to wear […]

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Medicare Part B Premium 2021

Medicare Part B Premium 2021 In CMS.gov press release, Medicare Part B premium will increase $3.90 from $144.60 in 2020 to $148.50 in 2021. If you enroll in Medicare Part B after November 1, 2020, most beneficiaries will pay the standard $148.20 Part B premium in 2021. Discover how Medicare beneficiaries can avoid this 2.7% Part […]

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Can I Change My Medicare Advantage Plan Now?

You can change your Medicare Advantage Plan now – from January 1 to March 31. Otherwise, you will need special circumstances to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If you do not qualify for SEP and it’s past March 31, you will need to wait until the Annual Election Period from October 15 to December 7. Why change […]

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Medicare Part D Tier Costs

Your Medicare prescription drug plan categorizes your medications into tiers that have varying costs. Each drug plan can divide its tiers in different ways. Thus, each drug tier costs a different amount. For example, a Medicare drug plan may have the following coverage and costs: 1st tier preferred generic drugs with the lowest copays 2nd […]

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Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement

Compare Advantage Vs Medicare Supplement The Medicare 2021 chart below compares Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement. This chart shows positive (green), negative (red), and equal value (black). Medicare Supplement works with Original Medicare, so it provides you with nationwide coverage and access to any doctor and hospital without referrals. However, Medicare Advantage provides you with […]

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Best Medicare Supplement Plan 2021

What is the Best Medicare Supplement Plan for 2021? With the 2021 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) fast approaching, Robert Bache gives his recommendation for the best Medicare Supplement Plan. Medicare AEP begins October 15 and ends December 7, every year. Watch the video to discover which Medicare Plan Robert Bache recommends for the upcoming […]

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Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap)

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CVS COVID-19 Testing and Accendo Medicare Supplement

CVS is offering free COVID-19 testing, “Video Visit” telemedicine services, and Accendo Medicare Supplement plans for beneficiaries. This plan offers a 14% household discount! Discover which states have CVS COVID-19 testing, how to schedule your test, and how to evaluate your medical condition from the safety of your home. Furthermore, you will discover the Medigap […]

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Rate Watch Wednesday

Updates on Medicare Rates Nationwide

Indianapolis Indiana Medicare Supplement Quotes

Indianapolis Indiana Medigap Rates In this Rate Watch Wednesday video, Robert Bache shows you Indianapolis Indiana Medicare Supplement Quotes for Medigap Plan G. In this post, you will discover the best Medicare Supplement quotes for female and male seniors in Indianapolis, Indiana. Call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717 to get your Medigap quote. Best Price […]

Medicare Supplement in West Virginia

Rate Watch Videos In these Rate Watch Wednesday videos, Robert Bache shows you Medicare Supplement Plan G rates in West Virginia. Discover 2020 Medicare Supplement rates in the following WV locations: Charleston, West Virginia Morgantown, West Virginia Find out the Medigap Plan G rates in your zip code by getting a quote with Senior Healthcare […]

Morgantown West Virginia Medicare Supplement Quotes

Morgantown West Virginia Medigap Rates In this Rate Watch Wednesday video, Robert Bache shows you Morgantown West Virginia Medicare Supplement Quotes for Medigap Plan G. In this post, you will discover the best 2020 Medicare Supplement quotes for female and male seniors in Morgantown, WV. Call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717 to get your Medigap […]

Medicare Part D

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Does Medicare Cover Prolia?

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan may cover the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia. When you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A can help pay for Prolia. Furthermore, Medicare Part B may cover a home health nurse visit to inject this drug. Medicare Coverage for Osteoporosis Drug Prolia To enroll […]

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Medicare Parts coverage and cost in 2021

What do Medicare Parts cover and cost in 2021? There are 4 parts of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A covers inpatient hospital services. Part B covers outpatient medical services. Part C is Medicare Advantage plan offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Part D provides prescription drug coverage […]