Category: Medicare

How To Reduce The Cost of Your Prescriptions

How To Reduce The Cost of Your Prescriptions Why do I need GoodRx? Prescription drug prices are not regulated. The cost of a prescription may differ by more than $100 between pharmacies across the street from each other! Insurance isn’t helping like it used to. In the past 10...

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A Medical Expense That Really Hurts! What Could It Be?

A Medical Expense That Really Hurts! • What could it be? • •The average person spends over $1,000 or more per year on it! • Most of us don’t have health insurance coverage for it! • You need it more than ever when you are in your senior years....

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How To Get Help Paying For Prescriptions If Your A Middle-class Senior

How To Get Help Paying For Prescriptions If Your A Middle-class The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health. It helps more than 327,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Even if...

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PBS NewsHour: Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug

Two years ago Gretchen Liu, 78, had a transient ischemic attack — which experts sometimes call a “mini stroke” — while on a trip to China. After she recovered and returned home to San Francisco, her doctor prescribed a generic medication called telmisartan to help manage her blood pressure....

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What You Need To Know About NY EPIC & Medicare Part D

EPIC AND MEDICARE PART D             The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D closed earlier this month, but there is another way to save money on your prescription drug coverage you can explore.  EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage), is a New York State program that provides supplementary drug...

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Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties & Lifetime Late Enrolment Penalties

Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties Lifetime Late Enrolment Penalties Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and they need more time to make the change, advocates say. A lifetime of late enrollment penalties typically await people who...

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You Are Now Eligible  For Medicare Now What? Part # 1

You Are Now Eligible  For Medicare Now What? Part # 1What is a Medicare Advantage Plan? Who Medicare is for? •       People ages 65 and older •       People under age 65 with certain disabilities •       All people with end-stage renal (kidney) disease (ESRD) •       Your basic Medicare coverage •      ...

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Smart Online Shopping Tips For Health Services

Smart Online Shopping Tips For Health Services “Know Who You’re Dealing with”  Do Your Research Know Who You’re Dealing With Before you give out any personal or financial information online, whether it’s to buy an item or get more information, remember that anyone can set up shop online. If...

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How To Avoid Making A Very Costly Medicare Mistake

How To Avoid Making A Very Costly Medicare Mistake Costly Mistake • If you don’t enrol when within the 7 month period starting 3 months before your 65th birthday and 3 months after your 65th you could be hit with a lifetime penalty on your Medicare insurance premium. •...

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