Archive for the ‘Medicare Info’ Category

Omaha Insurance to Raise Some Medicare Supplement Rates

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Omaha Insurance Company (affiliated with the more well known Mutual of Omaha), has announced that rates on some Medicare supplement plans in South Carolina will go up beginning July 1.

The increase applies to both new and existing policies.

Plan F (by far the most popular plan) and Plan A will go up 6%.

Plan G rates will …

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Lower Medicare Supplement Rates

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Omaha Insurance Company has lowered their rates on one popular Medicare supplement plan in South Carolina and Kentucky.

Effective June 1, their prices for Plan G are going down. Check it out:

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How long does it take to see a doctor? A Revealing Study

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Wait. Seriously? How long? There’s nothing sooner?

Finding a new doctor can be difficult. We’ve probably all had this experience when moving to a new area. Many people are having this experience now because of the vast changes to many provider networks brought about by Obamacare.

And if you’re trying to schedule your first appointment in that doctor’s office, you …

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What if I change my mind about Medicare Advantage? How can I disenroll?

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If you’ve signed up for Medicare Advantage and are having second thoughts, here’s some good news:

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) begins January 1, 2014.  Medicare Advantage (MA) members are allowed to make one change during this period January 1, 2014 to February 14, 2014 with an effective date of disenrollment after January 1, 2014.

The effective …

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How Much Does Medicare Cost?

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For most people, turning 65 brings some relief in the area of health insurance costs.

When you’re in your early 60s, you have the highest health insurance rates going, but at 65 you can enter the Medicare system, which is a very different place. There’s a lot to consider, and you are buried under an avalanche …

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Premium Increase for 2014

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC is raising their Medicare supplement premiums beginning January 1, 2014.

You can expect to receive something in the mail next week from Blue Cross regarding the details of your premium increase. The new increase is in addition to any normal increase brought about by a big birthday.

Rate increases happen from …

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Do you have a Medicare Supplement Plan with Carolina Care Plan?

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You won’t next year.

Carolina Care Plan is exiting the market in South Carolina, so you will have to find another Medicare supplement provider for 2014. The company will mail a notice informing you of their decision on October 1.

Here’s what to expect and what you can do about it:

Medical coverage will end at midnight on …

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Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Rate Increase

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Mutual of Omaha has announced a premium increase for their Medicare Supplement plans in South Carolina and other states.

In South Carolina, plan F (the most popular plan) and A will go up 9%. Plan G will go up 5%. These changes will take effect for existing policyholders on August 1, 2013 and will impact new enrollees …

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