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Articles with the Tag: Medicare

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 Planfinder tool to evaluate whether you have the most economical prescription drug plan or advantag...

Agency on Aging to hold Medicare informational meeting

POLSON —  Open enrollment for Part D prescription coverage and Medicare Advantage plans began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, and most people can only make changes to their plans during this time. Don’t wait until January and discover that your plan doesn’t work for you in 2013. On Nov. 8,...

Medicare email information incorrect

An email is circulating once again claiming that monthly Medicare Part B premiums will be $247 in 2014. This information is incorrect.  The premium is set each year calculated to pay for 25 percent of the cost of coverage, based on actual costs from the prior year. No one can predict with precision t...


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