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#NationalFastFoodDay

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Today we’re celebrating National Fast Food Day and we’re talking healthy alternatives. We all have those days when the drive thru is the most suitable option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But it doesn’t always mean you have to ruin your healthy diet. We’ve taken a couple fast food menus and picked healthy alternatives from each one so you have a healthy option for those busy days. Healthy AND delicious, we might add!


Q: How big is the Part D late enrollment penalty?

Monday, November 13, 2017

A: If you wait to sign up on a Part D drug plan until you actually need one - as opposed to when you first become eligible at age 65 - you’ll pay a late enrollment penalty for every month you could have been enrolled in a drug plan but you failed to ...


Q: What if my doctor prescribes a drug not on my plan's formulary?

Monday, November 6, 2017

A: Watch as our Medicare Education Specialist, Jan Graves, explains the answer.
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Q: Do I Need To Join A Part D Plan If I Don't Take Any Drugs?

Monday, October 30, 2017

A: Watch as our Medicare Education Specialist, Jan Graves, explains the answer.
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Q: How do I compare drug plans?

Monday, October 23, 2017

A: Medicare’s official website www.medicare.gov is your go-to destination to look at all the Part D plans available in your state. The site’s Plan Finder tool will generate a list of the top ten plans in terms of estimated annual cost based on ...


Q: Why should I do a Part D plan comparison every year?

Monday, October 16, 2017

A: Part D plans have an opportunity to change the drugs they cover as well as their premiums, deductibles and copay amounts every year. It’s not safe to assume the plan you have this year will work as well for you next year. What happens if one of y ...


Q: Can I get help paying for my drugs while I am in the Donut Hole?

Monday, September 25, 2017

A: You may be able to get financial assistance from a drug manufacturer while you are in the Donut Hole. If your income is below a certain level – and that level varies from one company to another – you may qualify for getting your drugs at no ...


Q: Should I check my Medicare Supplement during the Open Enrollment Period?

Monday, September 18, 2017

A: It is not necessary to check your supplement plan during the October 15 – December 7 Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The coverage provided by your supplement plan does not change from one year to the next. It’s your prescription drug ...


Q: Can I get help paying for my Part D prescriptions?

Monday, August 28, 2017

A: The "Extra Help" program helps people on Medicare pay for their Part D prescriptions if they meet certain financial guidelines. People who receive this assistance typically don't have to pay a monthly premium. Their copays will be $3.30 o ...


Q: What is equitable relief?

Monday, August 14, 2017

A: Equitable relief can be a lifeline for people who did not sign up for Part B on time. If the reason you did not enroll in Part B on time was a result of incorrect information you received from a representative of the federal government (for example, th ...


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