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Both Medicare Advantage and Part D plans come from private companies that must be approved by CMS. However, Medicare rates these plans each year. They use a five-star rating system and publish rankings at the beginning of open enrollment each fall. These ratings are actually very important to consumers and insurance companies.  Medicare’s 5-Star Medicare… Read More


Even though a lot of Medicare beneficiaries are just getting settled into their 2015 Medicare Advantage and part D drug plans, some folks are already looking forward to changes in these programs for 2016. Since CMS has finalized their updates in April of 2015, they have also been able to release some projects for next… Read More


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Even though these definitions are not 100 percent correct, it is fair to say that most people define Medicare Part A as hospital insurance and Part B as medical insurance. This outlines some of the basic charges for these Medicare health benefits: Most Americans qualify for free Part A based upon their own or a… Read More


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The first interesting fact to share about Medicare is that this program will celebrate its 50th birthday on July 30th of 2015! This large federal health insurance program has grown and evolved quite a bit in the last half of a century. The original plan only had Part A and B, and today’s seniors can… Read More


Working past traditional retirement age used to be uncommon. The Department of Labor Statistics estimated that about 15 percent of people over 65 still worked in 2006. Today, the number of people who wait to retire until between 66 and 74 years of age is expected to top one in four. At over the age… Read More


Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period 2015 – Medicare Gals http://youtu.be/q9EE4xGJ5PI Hi, I’m Mary I’m Sondra And we’re the girls that keep you in the know Mary: A lot of our viewers want to know what their options are outside of AEP. Well, we are in what Medicare calls the MADP; Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. This period… Read More