Thanksgiving is just a few days away. My large extended family will descend on my house outside of Baton Rouge to eat tons of food, watch football and talk. With every family gathering, there’s lots of conversations. My family members like to tell old stories as much as I do. We catch up with family we only see on major holidays to find out what they’ve been up to. There’s always one relative who brings up the thing WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT and gets everyone, well, animated. Read more
For those on Medicare, the critical date of Dec. 7 is right around the corner. Yes, that date is well known as Pearl Harbor Day, but for Medicare beneficiaries, it’s also an important date because it’s the last day of the Annual Enrollment Period. This is your opportunity to choose a 2022 Medicare plan, with coverage starting on Jan. 1. Read more
I recently had the real privilege to meet some of our Medicare members in person. Mr. Jimmy, who you’ll meet in this video, is a Blue Cross member who had a harrowing experience.
Today, more than 50 years after it was signed into law, what we call “Medicare” may be the most misunderstood program the government has. Since the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare plan members begins Oct. 15, and because Congress is looking really hard at changing Medicare right now, I thought this was a great time to review a few things about the program. Read more
Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2019. If you have Medicare, this is the time to make changes to your plan. But before you do, it’s important to understand how it all works.
Here’s a quick breakdown of Medicare:
Part A covers care you get when you are in the hospital, in a skilled nursing facility, in hospice or, in very limited circumstances, when you are at home. Read more
I hope you’ve got your ears on today! Medicare Annual enrollment is happening now and will continue through Dec. 7. If you are currently on Medicare, this is the time to make changes to your plan, if you want to. That means you’ll need information to decide if the plan you are on is right for you.