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Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Tips To Keeping Your Identity Safe

Well, Medicare Open Enrollment has finally kicked off, and we all know what that means. As sure as the sun coming up in the morning, identity thieves will be targeting Medicare recipients for their personal and financial information, and then running up huge bills in their names before anyone is the wiser. In particular, Medicare . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Tips To Keeping Your Identity Safe

Reminder: Medical Discount Plans Are Not Health Insurance

We’re not totally against medical discount plans— they can be helpful in some cases if you’re looking to cut costs— BUT if you’re thinking of joining one, it’s incredibly important to be very clear on what a medical discount plan can do for you and what it can’t. And the most important thing about what . . . → Read More: Reminder: Medical Discount Plans Are Not Health Insurance

Scam Alert: Are You Enrolled in the Medicare Plan You Think You Are?

We all heaved a big sigh that we made it through Medicare Open Enrollment, but it doesn’t look like we’re totally out of the woods yet. If you’ve started receiving mail from a health insurance company that you don’t recognize, you should contact your health insurer right away to make sure that you haven’t been . . . → Read More: Scam Alert: Are You Enrolled in the Medicare Plan You Think You Are?

New Anti-Fraud Medicare Website From Virginia Agencies on Aging

This time of year, many senior are just settling into their new Medicare, but the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging is already readying preparing itself to help seniors who may encounter Medicare fraud and abuse in the new year. The Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging has launched a new website to . . . → Read More: New Anti-Fraud Medicare Website From Virginia Agencies on Aging

Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Remicade… Somewhere

At almost $800 a pop, it’s probably no surprise that we get lots of questions about trying to find cheaper, more affordable sources for Remicade. If you suffer from arthritis, Crohn’s Disease or psoriasis, Remicade is one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments, but unfortunately, it’s also one of the most pricey.

The even worse news . . . → Read More: Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Remicade… Somewhere

Medicare Open Enrollment: Scam Alert!

Only a few days left of Medicare Open Enrollment season, and lately, we’re still getting emails from seniors and their families, complaining about this year’s latest Medicare Open Enrollment scams. Every year brings a new crop of Medicare Open Enrollment scams, but this year’s most popular scam seems pretty classic. In a typical version of . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: Scam Alert!

Are You Getting Cold Calls for Medicare Health Insurance? It’s Against Medicare Rules…

One more month of Medicare Open Enrollment season, and lately, we’re already getting emails from seniors and their families, complaining that they’re getting overwhelmed by calls from health insurers about Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and Medicare Supplemental health insurance policies (Medigap). At best, the cold calls are annoying, but . . . → Read More: Are You Getting Cold Calls for Medicare Health Insurance? It’s Against Medicare Rules…

Medicare Open Enrollment: Identity Theft Alert! And 5 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

Well, we knew we weren’t going to get through Medicare Open Enrollment Season without a scam or two, unfortunately, and here it is. Identity thieves are targeting Medicare recipients for their personal and financial information, and then running up huge bills in their names before anyone is the wiser. In particular, Medicare recipients in Florida are . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: Identity Theft Alert! And 5 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Tips to Save You From Medicare Scams

Well, Medicare Open Enrollment is only a few weeks away, and we all know what that means. As sure as the sun coming up in the morning, identity thieves will be targeting Medicare recipients for their personal and financial information, and then running up huge bills in their names before anyone is the wiser. In particular, . . . → Read More: Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Tips to Save You From Medicare Scams

CA Insurance Commissioner Joins Sutter Lawsuit; Are We Paying for Services We Never Received?

If you’ve ever gotten your medical bills and sworn you were being billed more than once for the same services or wondered if you even got some of the services that you were being billed for… well, you might be right. California Insurance Commissioner David Jones has joined a lawsuit against healthcare giant Sutter Health, . . . → Read More: CA Insurance Commissioner Joins Sutter Lawsuit; Are We Paying for Services We Never Received?