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Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/28/20

Does the Medicare Donut Hole start at the same dollar amount regardless of which Part D prescription insurance you are enrolled in? Also, I thought it was scheduled to go away in 2020. Was I mistaken?
July 28, 2020/by unit4media

Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/20/20

Question from Bobbi: I turned 65 on November 10, 2019. Since then my health care policies have been a nightmare. What I would like to know is, if what I am doing is the best way to go and are you able to take over what I do have? Also am I compliant with Medicare rules and guidelines?
July 20, 2020/by unit4media

Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/8/20

From Julie: In your last column you mentioned “total cost of ownership,” which I had never heard before. Can you explain that a bit more as it pertains to Medicare plans?
July 8, 2020/by unit4media

Supplement plan premiums are going up again, what are my options?

Question from Theresa: I just got notice my Supplement plan premiums are going up again, over $20/month. They rise every year and seem like the increases just keep getting larger each time. What are my options?
June 9, 2020/by unit4media

Did I make the right HMO choice?

I recently went on Medicare for the first time and chose a $0 premium HMO Advantage Plan. Did I make the right choice?
June 1, 2020/by unit4media

Patient Assist Programs Will Provide Diabetic Medications For Free

I saw your Facebook post regarding a foundation that is supposedly going to provide several diabetes medications for free. Can you confirm and explain the program and details?
May 22, 2020/by unit4media

Health Insurance Questions Regarding Retiring Public School Teachers

In this Podcast Aaron Zolbrod discusses choices in medical and prescription plans for retiring school teachers.

Programs such as HOP, Health Options Program are are talked over along with many more options laid out by a professional. If you or someone you know is a retiring school teacher looking for information on Medicare, you are not going to want to miss this podcast.
May 20, 2020/by unit4media

What’s On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod and WMBS 5/18/20

We have made a very significant discovery that will help tens of thousands of people on Medicare who are currently taking some of the most common and expensive brand name Diabetes medications on the market.
May 19, 2020/by unit4media

Ask the Medicare Specialist 5/13/20 in the Tribune Review

Do you consult with couples in their early 60s doing financial retirement planning for health care costs until we reach Medicare at 65? I want to budget those costs for the next few years and get an idea of what we can expect to pay for Medicare and a Supplement or Advantage Plan as well.
May 13, 2020/by unit4media

What’s On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod and WMBS 5/4/20

Listen to Aaron go further into the discussion of TRICARE for Life as a supplement and learn about fitness and health opportunities covered by Medicare.
May 5, 2020/by unit4media

Ask the Medicare Specialist 5/1/20 Post Gazette Article Concerning Retired School Employees

I’m a retired teacher, turning 65 soon and eligible for the Health Options Program, aka HOP. There are several choices in medical and prescription plans. I don’t understand all the differences or what plan or plans are the best options, including dental. Can you advise us retired school employees?
May 1, 2020/by unit4media

Ask the Medicare Specialist 4/27/20

I’m 65 and on Medicare with TRICARE for Life as my Supplement. I’m looking for an additional no cost Medicare Advantage Plan that will provide for Silver Sneakers or some type of fitness plan, and possibly other benefits I don’t currently receive. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
April 27, 2020/by unit4media
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