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Valentine’s Day Snacks

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy February, Tennesseans! The day of love is upon us and we’re here with some sweet treats that are super simple to whip up. Whether you’re packing the kids something to take to school for their classmates or just want a delicious Valentine snack for yourself, check out two of our favorite recipes!

Q: Can I sign up online for SSA and Medicare?

Monday, February 6, 2017

A: You can sign up online for your Social Security retirement and Medicare benefits. You can sign up for both at the same time or you can sign up separately. That’s a good thing since Medicare eligibility is still 65 and the age at which you can accept full Social Security retirement benefits is between 66 and 67 years old. The whole process should take about 15 minutes on www.ssa.gov.

Q: What happens if my Medicare Advantage plan doesn’t renew their contract with Medicare?

Monday, January 30, 2017

A: You still have options if the Medicare Advantage (MA) plan you had last year did not to renew their contract with Medicare. I’m not talking to those of you who already joined a plan during the October 15 – December 7 Medicare Open Enrollment Period. I’m talking people who did not take action and have found themselves without any insurance to go along with their Medicare.

Q: Can my Part D plan remove drugs from their formulary during the year?

Monday, January 23, 2017

A: Part D plans are allowed to remove drugs from their formulary during the year. Removing a drug from the formulary, increasing it to a higher cost sharing tier or adding a restriction like prior authorization, step therapy or quantity limits are all known as negative formulary changes.

Q: Does Medicare cover nursing home costs?

Monday, January 16, 2017

A: It’s a bit of a trick question. Medicare may pay for a short stay in a nursing home under very specific conditions but it will not pay at all if the only reason you are there is because you are no longer able to take care of yourself.

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