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Articles with the Tag: Medicare

Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 7

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — Each year during Medicare Open Enrollment you have the opportunity to compare Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, what drugs they cover, and what areas they cover ...

Tribal Health set to enroll recipients for Medicaid

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health is now set to make Medicaid eligibility determinations, and perform functions related to the eligibility process, in an effort to enroll individuals applying for Medicaid in a more timely and convenient pr...

Determining patient status

News from Area VI Agency on Aging There is often confusion about how Medicare payments are affected by inpatient versus outpatient status in a hospital. The Senior Medicare Patrol sees many cases where beneficiaries are upset at how much they have to pay and think it must be incorrect. A hospital statu...

Classes offered in caregiving, Medicare

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE AND SANDERS COUNTY — Area VI Agency on Aging continues to offer classes to meet the needs indicated by calls we receive looking for help. In April and May we have the following classes scheduled in Lake, Sanders, and Mineral Counties: “Powerful T...

Should I get Medicare Part D?

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — At the Area VI Agency on Aging we are often asked this question by people who don’t take any prescriptions, or whose drugs are very inexpensive. We did not set these policies; we only try to help people in understanding them. Before 2006 there ...

Are you paying more than necessary?

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY — Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Each year during Medicare Open Enrollment you have the opportunity to compare Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, an...

Grant helps seniors find benefits

News from Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — The Area VI and Area IX Agencies on Aging have jointly received a grant to continue and expand use of the Benefits Enrollment Center. This computer program can identify assistance programs older consumers may qualify for, of which they may have been unaware...

Still working at 65? Don’t forget Medicare

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — These days at lot of people are still working at 65. The Area VI Agency on Aging works with many people who want to know what their options are. At 65, you’ll be automatically enrolled in Medicare if you are already receiving Social Security. If y...

Quit smoking: free nicotine replacement therapy available

News from Lake County Health Department LAKE COUNTY — The Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2010, initiated changes to private health insurance plans and all Medicaid programs requiring that preventative medical services be covered. Included in this preventative medicine approach is tobacco cessatio...

Medicare cost savings during open enrollment available

News from Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging You may be paying more than necessary for your Medicare Prescription Plan or Advantage Plan. We encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to use the Medicare.com Planfinder tool to evaluate whether you have the most economical prescription drug plan or advantag...


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