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Q: Is the Part D Donut Hole going away in 2019 or 2020?

Monday, July 16, 2018

A: Both! The Donut Hole (also known as the Coverage Gap) for brand name medications is going away in 2019, but the Donut Hole for generic medications will still be in place until 2020.

Q: Have you heard the F plan is going away?

Monday, July 9, 2018

A: This statement ranks right up there with “The world is flat!” The F plan is not going away! The F plan, the most popular of the ten standardized Medicare Supplement plans available today will no longer be sold to people who become eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020. (This applies to the less popular C plan as well.)

Q: Can I change to a different Medicare Supplement plan within the same company?

Monday, July 2, 2018

A: Whether you can switch to a different level Medicare Supplement plan within the same company depends on two things – the company from which you purchased the supplement and whether you would like to move to a plan with more benefits or a plan with less benefits.

Q: How will I get my Part D medications if there is a natural disaster?

Monday, June 25, 2018

A: Have you ever thought about what would happen if your medications were lost because of a natural disaster? Think about the Gatlinburg wildfire. And Hurricane Katrina. It’s estimated that 200,000 people on Medicare were displaced by Katrina.

Q: How long does a doctor have to submit a claim to Medicare?

Monday, June 18, 2018

A: Claims must be submitted to Medicare within one calendar year of the date of service. The limited exceptions to this “timely filing requirement” are shown below.

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