Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) For 2021 Open Enrollment

Missed the December 7th deadline for the 2021 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)? You may be entitled to something called a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to make changes to your healthcare coverage outside of the yearly Open Enrollment period (1). CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has established some loopholes making it possible to … Continue reading Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) For 2021 Open Enrollment

Medicare Tele-Health is Here to Stay!

The future of the healthcare industry is evolving rapidly in response to the #COVID-19 pandemic, and a notable change is the increased access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded the number of services available via virtual care and loosened policy regulations in order to make … Continue reading Medicare Tele-Health is Here to Stay!

Medicare Giant WellCare Partners with Shipt For Grocery Delivery Service

WellCare, a Centene company, has partnered with Shipt to provide Medicare Advantage policyholders with a way to have groceries delivered to their homes for the rest of 2020. This industry-leading partnership with Shipt, a same-day grocery delivery service, will allow members to safely and conveniently access food and other essential items from both local and … Continue reading Medicare Giant WellCare Partners with Shipt For Grocery Delivery Service

Moving out of state? Here is what you need to know about changes to your Medicare coverage

If you are a Medicare beneficiary who is considering relocating to a different state, there are many factors about your health coverage to keep in mind before you move. Medicare has its own rules that apply to moving locations, such as how the costs may vary in a different state or county across the U.S., and … Continue reading Moving out of state? Here is what you need to know about changes to your Medicare coverage

In 2021, the rules are changing for ESRD and Medicare Advantage!

Beginning in 2021, individuals who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure, will now be able to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. Currently, most Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD only receive coverage through traditional Medicare as they would not qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan, due to the current state of their health … Continue reading In 2021, the rules are changing for ESRD and Medicare Advantage!

CMS Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced significant measures to support the healthcare system and its beneficiaries amidst the crisis. This especially includes implementing rules to support and expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The latest ramifications announced on April 30th … Continue reading CMS Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic