Medicare Open Enrollment (888) 815-3313

"A Senior Resource Center for Medicare Information"

Medicare News and Information

Medicare News

Sunday, Nov 22 2015

Second Analysis Finds Modest Shifts in Medicare Advantage Plan Options

When Medicare’s 2016 open enrollment begins Oct. 15, current enrollees in stand-alone Medicare Part D plans are projected to face an average 13 percent increase in premiums if they remain in their current plan for 2016, a new analysis finds.

Medicare Part D: A First Look at Plan Offerings in 2016 finds that for the coming year, the average beneficiary will have a choice of 26 stand-alone Part D drug plans, down from 30 last year.  If currently enrolled beneficiaries stay in the same plan next year, average premiums are projected to rise to $41.46 per month, up from $36.68 this year. Many enrollees have access to plans that could lower their premiums or reduce their total drug costs. But, in a typical year, about 9 in ten Part D enrollees stick with the same plan rather than make a switch.

Sunday, Nov 22 2015

With Medicare Part D nearing the end of its tenth year, the program — which now provides drug coverage to 72 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries — has experienced no growth in average premiums in recent years but some notable increases in cost-sharing, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Sunday, Nov 22 2015

Public Strongly Favors End-of-Life Conversations Between Doctors and Patients, With About Eight in 10 Saying Medicare and Other Insurers Should Cover These Visits

Six in 10 Oppose ‘Cadillac Plan Tax’ on High-Cost Health Plans Set to Take Effect in 2018, But Cost Savings Argument Can Change Some Opinions

Views on the Affordable Care Act Remain Divided: 45% Unfavorable, 41% Favorable

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services prepares to finalize a plan to pay physicians for discussing end-of-life treatment options with Medicare patients, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds an overwhelming majority supports such coverage.

Page 5 of 6
Monday, Jul 23 2012 0 comment
Financial Services & Healthcare

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it's easy to overlook some of the

Saturday, Jul 18 2015 0 comment
5 Steps to Staying Covered in the

Now that you have health coverage through the Marketplace, it’s time to review your plan

Friday, Jul 31 2015 0 comment
Hardin Insurance

Chris Hardin has over twenty-four years experience with Medicare supplement insurance and

Medicare Part A Hospital

Medicare Part A is the portion of Medicare that is

Read more

Medicare Part C Medicare

The Medicare program, which is a federal program that helps

Read more

Medicare Part D Drug Coverage

The Medicare program, which is a federal program that helps

Read more

Medicare and You 2017 Handbook

 

 

The official government booklet tells you:

Summary
Read more

Medicare and You 2016 Handbook

Mailing Address for Medicare

Mailing address

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Read more

Medicare Part B Medical

Medicare Part B is the medical insurance portion of

Read more

Medicare Benefits for Disabled

All persons age 65 and older, whether disabled or not, who

Read more

Open Enrollment Dates

Social Security & Medicare Update


©2016 Broadridge Investor Solutions, Inc.

Is Age 70 the New 65? Retiring Later


©2016 Broadridge Investor Solutions, Inc.

Medicare & You 2017 Guide

Medicare & You Guide