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|Changes in 2012 Original Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B Premiums|
|Publish On 2011-10-28 , 7:48 AM|
Social Security Benefits Increase and Medicare Part B Premiums Increase for Most People:This week, the Social Security Administration announced a 3.6% increase in 2012 Social Security benefits – which is great news for about 60 million people across the country (you can click here to read the ...
|CMS Fact Sheet: Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2012|
|Publish On 2011-10-27 , 8:18 PM|
Medicare Part A:Medicare Part A premiums will be increasing by just $1 per month, and the deductible will increase by just $24. For Medicare Part A, which pays for inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, and some home health care, about 99% of Medicare beneficiaries do not pay a [Med ...
|CMS News Release: Medicare Part B premiums for 2012 lower than projected|
|Publish On 2011-10-27 , 1:58 PM|
As expected from the recently announced 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits, Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B premiums will increase slightly for most people in 2012. Because of the low inflation rate over the past several years, Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B premiums hav ...
|SSA News Release: Social Security Announces 3.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2012|
|Publish On 2011-10-19 , 3:23 PM|
The Social Security Administration has announced a 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits that will take effect in 2012 for about 55 million Social Security beneficiaries. Unfortunately, for many people this cost-of-living adjustment (or COLA) will be used to pay for increases in Med ...
|2012 Medicare Advantage Plan Health Benefit or Coverage Details Now Online|
|Publish On 2011-10-10 , 4:38 PM|
Since the beginning of the Medicare Part D program, Medicare Advantage plans have become more popular with the Medicare community as people learned more about these somewhat complex coverage options. As most of you may know, Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage traditionally found under y ...
|Will your current 2011 Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan be discontinued in 2012?|
|Publish On 2011-10-07 , 4:20 PM|
A number of 2011 Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans are being discontinued in 2012. People who are currently enrolled in these plans should have already received a notice in the mail explaining that their current Medicare prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage ...
|Changes in 2012 Medicare Part D Plan Medication Co-payments or Cost-Sharing Designs|
|Publish On 2011-10-06 , 3:53 PM|
As in past years, some 2011 Medicare Part D plans are changing cost-sharing or co-payment rates for covered prescription drug purchases. For example, the 2011 CVS Caremark Plus Plan has changed the definition of their drug tiers, combining preferred and non-preferred generics into Tier 1 with ...
|Remember ... Some 2011 Medicare Part D plans will change their names, be consolidated into other plan or will be discontinued in 2012|
|Publish On 2011-10-05 , 3:32 PM|
Every year insurance carriers are allowed to make a decision of whether one or more of their Medicare Part D plans will be discontinued in the following year. If the Insurance carrier discontinues a prescription drug plan and yet still offers other Medicare Part D plans, the Members of t ...
|Some Good News: Not all 2012 Medicare Part D plans changed significantly|
|Publish On 2011-10-05 , 2:57 PM|
Although each year Medicare Part D prescription drug plans usually change some aspect of their coverage (increase premiums, drop mediations, add drug Usage Management requirements, change the Tier-structure of their formulary); some 2011 Medicare Part D plans made only small or incremental annua ...
|CMS News Release: CMS proposes improvements to Medicare |
|Publish On 2011-10-04 , 11:49 AM|
Updates to Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription drug coverage will improve benefits, increase transparency and strengthen programs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has proposed revisions to the Medicare Advantage program and prescription drug benefit program (Part D) that would imp ...