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What If – Could This Happen To Me?

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It’s late at night, you’re alone and driving home. You’re tired, but still have a couple miles to go. At last, you’re about a half mile from home. You relax and fall asleep at the wheel. You go off the road waking up as you’re going over some big bumps....
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Bits & Pieces

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Information Regarding Medicare Advantage Plans Want Your HMO Insurance Plan to Pay? Are you going to see a specialist such as an orthopedic doctor?  Did you get a referral?  Health insurance is changing.  With the exception of original Medicare and many of the pre-Affordable Care Act plans (ACA – also...
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Are your Pain Points Covered?

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Medicare Advantage Plans Higher hospital co-pays!  High co-insurance payments!! More out of pocket expense!!!  Some people call these “pain points” as they can take a bite out of a savings account.  What can a person do to control their “pain points”? The history: let’s first address Medicare Plans then health...
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CMS Changes May Improve Care for Chronic Illness

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Medicare Changes Doctors have complained for years that they’re not paid adequately for time-consuming work associated with managing care for chronically ill older patients: talking with families; and consulting with specialists and pharmacists. Each year Medicare policies (or regulations) are reviewed and changes may be implemented. As of 1/1/2017, under...
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Watch for Health Plan Changes

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Have you noticed there seems to be a number of changes this year with health insurance? Whether you are on Medicare or have health plans through an Obamacare Affordable Care Act plan (ACA) or group insurance, it seems deductibles are up, out of pockets are up as are premiums for...
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