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Part D Prescription Drug

FDA Approves Semglee : Substitute Insulin for Treatment of Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action this week that should make it easier to get a lower cost near-copy of a brand-name insulin, Lantus, at the pharmacy.      Semglee has been approved as both biosimilar to, and interchangeable as a substitute for Lantus, a widely used long-acting insulin. Biosimilar drugs are not […]

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Medicare Patient Health

Hospital Facility Fees for an Office Visit?

Occasionally I receive calls from clients questioning the “facility fee” charged by their physician and, of course, why their healthcare plan did not pay for it. Earlier this week, NPR’s All Things Considered aired an informative six minute segment (click here to listen) explaining how a Cleveland Ohio Medicare beneficiary’s copayment bill was ten times […]

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Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage Part D Prescription Drug

What If I Missed the Medicare AEP Deadline?

This year’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 through December 7) was a busy time and we are grateful for the scores of individuals and couples who permitted our team of agent advisors to help with their 2021 Part C Medicare Advantage or Part D Prescription drug plan selection. (The December 7 deadline did not […]

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Webinar Reviews

Medicare 101 Webinar – Lori’s review

“Not only is Dan quite knowledgeable on this subject, he is welcoming and explains Medicare in an understandable manner.” ~ Lori R. (November 14, 2020) This past summer New Hampshire Magazine interviewed Dan as part of its September 17 “Understanding Medicare” article. New Hampshire resident Lori R. is approaching Medicare eligibility and wanted to learn […]

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Medicare A & B Medicare supplement

Medicare 2021 Part A and Part B: Premium and Deductible Changes

[This page is best viewed in landscape mode] On November 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part A Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, and some home health care services. […]

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Medicare

Get Questions Answered at “Medicare 101” Webinar

Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been enrolled in Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? If you answered yes, then “Medicare 101” is for you. This no sales-pitch educational webinar, led […]

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Webinar Reviews

Medicare 101 Webinar – Patrick’s review

A Medicare 101 webinar review “It was clear to me that Dan is not only an expert on Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage (plans) but that he is genuinely concerned for his clients’ interests.” ~ Patrick. (May 5, 2020) Patrick helps individuals and families prepare for retirement security and wanted to learn more about […]

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Medicare A & B

Enrolling in Medicare Part B and the Coronavirus Crisis

If receiving your Social Security retirement benefits before age 65, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. The coverage usually begins the month of your 65th birthday and the Part B Medicare premium is withheld from your Social Security benefit payment. Many individuals working past age 65 and still insured through […]

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Webinar Reviews

Medicare 101 Webinar – a review

“After listening to the webinar by Dan Alcorn I can honestly say I finally have an understanding of the process as well as how to make an educated decision on what will work best for me. I appreciated his approach to the information as well as opportunities to ask specific questions.” ~ Sandra M. (May […]

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Part C Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage and Veterans

medicare advantage plans for veterans We often receive calls from veterans who are paying a monthly premium to be enrolled in a MAPD, a Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug Plan while having their prescription medications filled through the VA (Veterans Affairs) These veterans are enrolled in Medicare Part A and pay the Part B premium. […]