Savvy Strategies to Lower Your Part D Costs in 2015

As the 2015 Medicare Annual Election Period approaches, seniors will be hit by thousands of television and radio ads, not to mention a mailbox full of solicitations. Astoundingly, only 13% of Medicare beneficiaries choose to enroll in a new prescription drug plan each year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. It seems that evaluating plans […]

What If You’ve Never Heard of a Medigap Company?

We live in a world full of brand names. For laundry, we know brands like Tide and Gain. For athletic apparel, there is Nike and Reebok and Adidas. Likewise, in the Medicare supplement insurance world, we have many brand name carriers like Blue Cross Blue Shield, AARP United Healthcare, Aetna and Cigna. But what if […]

Medigap Plan F Best Provider

The best provider for Medigap Plan F is……(drumroll please)…..whichever carrier you choose! Yes, it’s quite common for consumers to ask us which insurance company is the best. Though it may seem like your insurance agent is dodging the question, the truth is that Medigap plans are standardized by the federal government. That means that every […]

How Much Does Medicare Part B Cost

Medicare Part B costs used to be the same for everyone in America. Along the way, as Medicare costs have increased due to a growing population of people with longer life expectancies, Congress has made some changes. Today your Medicare Part B premiums are based on your annual income as reported to the IRS. In […]

Foreign Travel for People on Medicare

People with Original Medicare can travel anywhere in the United States and all of its territories and still have access to medical care from most any doctor or hospital. This means that if you are travelling to the Virgin Islands, Guan, Puerto Rico or any other American territory, you are covered. Beyond that, Medicare in […]

Why Did my Advantage Plan Drop My Doctor?

Many Medicare Advantage plans implemented smaller networks this year, and around the nation this upset many members who really liked their Advantage plan but suddenly found out that their doctor would no longer be part of the network. Our agency received some bewildered calls from clients asking whether it was the doctors leaving the network […]

Urgent Care vs Emergency Care While on Medicare

Emergency care is a concept almost everyone is familiar with. All sorts of things from sprained ankles to lacerations can cause a trip to the ER. In recent years, with the advent of so many urgent care centers, there is a new and more wallet-friendly option: urgent care. On Medicare, emergency care and urgent care […]

How to File and Win a Medicare Appeal

Recently our Client Service Team assisted a long-time client with filing an expedited appeal and within 72 hours, the insurance carrier reversed their original decision and gave our client the go ahead for the care he needed. It’s the kind of thing that makes your day every single time it happens because you’ve helped someone […]

Why Medigap Plan F is STILL a Top Seller

Medigap Plan F has been a bestseller here at Boomer Benefits for nearly a decade. I’ll never forget our client -let’s call him Jim – who walked into our office after a week’s stay in the hospital with a bill in his hand. As is annoyingly typical of many hospitals, they had sent him the total […]

Hospital Observation & Medicare

When you enter the hospital, your hospital status determines whether the charges you incur are billed as inpatient or outpatient.  This in turns affects how much you may pay for those services, so here’s what you need to know. To be admitted to the hospital as inpatient, a doctor has to write a formal order for […]

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