This high level overview and will not address every situation that a Medicare beneficiary may find them self in. This short primer is meant help you understand the different parts of Medicare and how they work, or don’t work, together. The following information can also be found in the Medicare and You Handbook.
Thousands of Medicare Advantage plan members in California are receiving letters that their health plans are closing from carriers such as Anthem Blue Cross and Health Net. Some of the health insurance companies will be leaving some counties completely while others will be offering new Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to their members. Regardless of the reasons, the plan closure triggers a Special Enrollment Period for Medicare beneficiaries to select a new plan offered in their county.
Anthem Blue Cross announced that it will issue rebates to members enrolled in their Medicare Supplement plans in five different states. The rebates are a result of the Medicare supplement or Medigap plans failing to meet the medical loss ratios (MLR). Rebate checks being sent out in September will range from $3.51 to $487.08 per member.
Medicare Supplement rate comparison for Sacramento and southern Placer counties, @ age 65 and/or Part B enrollment, guarantee issue.
The Sacramento and Citrus Heights Medicare education events are only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared.
There are times when you need someone to untangle the health insurance billing knot for you or a loved one. A professional insurance advocate will not sell insurance.
Medicare Supplement Comparison of guarantee issue at age 65 monthly preiums by provider and plan**. For Sacramento and South Placer County, pricing as of April 15th, 2012
Medicare can seem confusing because they have tried to develop a system to accomodate a variety of lifestyles and financial situations across the country.