Medicare: Medicare & You Online

Did you know? You can go paperless and get your Medicare and You Handbook Online!   As always, if you have any questions about Medicare health plans, please contact your Total Benefit Solutions account manager at (800)924-6718 or (215)355-2121.  

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Amerihealth: Medicare PDP RX Plans Going Away

AmeriHealth® Medicare Rx PDP Non-Renewal  This week, AmeriHealth Medicare Rx PDP members will receive a non-renewal notice in the mail. Coverage will end for these members on December 31, 2014. This non-renewal applies only to AmeriHealth Option I and II stand-alone prescription drug plans. Members will need to enroll in another Medicare drug plan in order to get prescription drug coverage for 2015. AmeriHealth Rx PDP members will be given a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to enroll in a new prescription drug plan. Members can enroll in a new plan anytime from October 15, 2014 through February 28, 2015. If members do not choose a new plan during this time, they… Read More

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Medicare: Video-Parts of Medicare

  CMSHHSgov has uploaded Medicare & You: Different Parts Of Medicare :     As always, if you have any questions about Medicare health plans, please contact your Total Benefit Solutions account manager at (800)924-6718 or (215)355-2121.  

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United Healthcare: National Medicare Education Week

Do you find Medicare confusing? If so, you’re not alone. We recently conducted a survey1 that found that nearly 60 percent of Medicare beneficiaries described their understanding of Medicare as either “excellent” or “good,” but most were not able to correctly identify the health care expenses that each “part” of Medicare covers. And many said they found certain aspects of Medicare confusing. But, there’s some good news: Anyone can master Medicare with some help and education. That’s exactly why UnitedHealthcare created National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15 – 21), an official week dedicated to Medicare education. National Medicare Education Week is meant to encourage people to spend time learning about… Read More

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Third Annual National Medicare Education Week Offers Help Before Open Enrollment Period

Educational events and online resources to help baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers learn more about Medicare MINNETONKA, Minn. (Sep. 08, 2014) —  The third annual National Medicare Education Week begins Monday, Sept. 15, exactly one month before the start of Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7). The observance was created to help people learn more about Medicare. Since National Medicare Education Week began in 2012, thousands of people have participated in educational events during the week in more than 60 cities across the country. This year, National Medicare Education Week events will be held for the first time in Boston, Salt Lake City and Richmond, Virginia; a… Read More

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UnitedHealthcare is introducing a new wellness initiative

UnitedHealthcare is introducing a new wellness initiative called ‘At Your Best’ as a pilot program to New Jersey consumers who are enrolled in an AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. This new pilot program, which was introduced in mid-June, is a personalized health and wellness solution designed to help AARP Medicare Supplement insured members improve their overall health and wellness. Please note: All ‘At Your Best’ program communications will take place after the member is enrolled. About the ‘At Your Best’ program The ‘At Your Best’ program is for insured members of an AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan. The program offers support through online health resources,… Read More

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Medicare Supplement Plan F

  Many of our clients ask what is the “best” Medicare supplement that they can buy. While there is no overall “best”, the Medicare Supplement Plan F is generally considered the most comprehensive coverage among Medicare supplements due to the fact that most services are covered without any member co-pay or cost sharing at all. Keep in mind that Medicare supplements, like Plan F do not cover prescriptions and that a beneficiary with Medicare supplement will need to have other coverage for prescription drug coverage.   Click the link below to get a brief overview of the Medicare Supplement Plan F and a concise comparison chart: Medicare Supplement Plan F… Read More

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