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Medicare Part D Eligibility

   Who is Eligible: Medicare Part D   Medicare Part D Information for Providers When you are on Medicare, Medicaid does not pay for your prescription drugs. Your drugs are paid by Medicare.This is called the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Program. You must choose a Prescription Drug Plan Program. If you are a... click here for more


Turning 65? Here's what you need to know about Medicare

Turning 65? Here's what you need to know about Medicare   As you approach Medicare eligibility you probably feel very popular—everybody is calling you and mailing you information. After a few weeks of looking at a stack of material, you probably feel more confused than ever. This booklet was designed to make... click here for more


Information from SHIIP

Questions about Medicare? SHIIP can help! Choose from the list of questions below or give us a call at: 800-443-9354 How do I contact SHIIP and find out what’s going on with the Program? I’m new to Medicare, what do I do? Is there help available to pay for my Medicare Part B (health insurance) premium? Are you... click here for more


Medicare Coordination of Benefits

Contacting the COB Contractor   The Coordination of Benefits (COB) Contractor's trained staff will help you with your COB questions. Whether you need a question answered or assistance completing a questionnaire, the Customer Service Representatives are available to provide you with quality service Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,... click here for more


Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Plans   What is Medicare Part C? If you qualify for or already have Original Medicare, you can choose to instead enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan from a qualified private health insurance company. You would never need all three. You also have no need for a... click here for more


Medicare Eligability - Parts A and B

Medicare Eligibility: Who may enroll in Medicare   Medicare Eligibility - Parts A and B   To be eligible for Medicare Parts A and B, you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident for at least five years. Also you must meet at least one of the following: Be age 65 or... click here for more


Medicare Disability: Enrollment for Disabled Americans

Medicare Disability: Enrollment for Disabled Americans   If you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits (a monthly benefit to help replace lost wages that result from your permanent disability) you may also qualify for Medicare Disability to cover your medical expenses.  Most people will need to begin collecting Social Security Disability two... click here for more


How to join a Medicare Advantage SNP

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans   Medicare Advantage (Part C) Special Needs Plans (SNP) are available to Medicare beneficiaries who have certain health conditions or who are also covered by Medicaid. If you fall under this category, you may have specific health care needs for which you use certain medical services regularly.... click here for more


Medicare Advantage PPO Plan Costs

Medicare Advantage PPO Plans   What is a Medicare Advantage PPO Plan? A Medicare Advantage PPO PPOplan, or a Preferred Provider Organization is offered by a private insurance company. PPO Plans have network doctors and hospitals. Individuals enrolled in this type of plan can use out-of-network providers for covered services, but usually for... click here for more


Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)

Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)   What is a Medicare Advantage Plan or (Part C) A Medicare Advantage Plan is offered as another Medicare health plan choice that you may have as part of Medicare. Medicare has approved these plans that are offered by private companies. If you choose to enroll in a... click here for more


COMPARISON CHART - Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap

comparison chart- Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap     Comparison Medicare Advantage Medicare Supplement Eligibility: Must have Parts A and B, and live in service area. Takes all applicants except those with End Stage Renal Disease (some exceptions). Must have Parts A and B. Usually companies may deny, but must accept all applicants, all ages, during Medigap Open Enrollment... click here for more


Medicare Advantage HMO Plans

Medicare Advantage HMO Plans   What is a Medicare Advantage HMO Plan? A Medicare Advantage HMOplan, or a Health Maintenance Organization plan, covers Medicare beneficiaries who must get care and services from doctors or hospitals in the plan's network (except emergency care, out-of-area urgent care, or out-of-area dialysis). In some plans, an individual... click here for more


Obtaining or Replacing Your Medicare Card

Obtaining or Replacing Your Medicare Card   Because enrollment is often automatic, for those who are new to Medicare, getting your first Medicare card is automatic. If you expect your enrollment in Medicare to be automatic, then you will receive your red, white and blue Medicare card about three months before your... click here for more


Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

Medicare Frequently Asked Questions:   After people enroll in Medicare, how do they get their benefits?    People must decide how to get their Medicare benefits. They can choose Original Medicare, one of the Medicare Advantage Plans, or other Medicare health plans. If a person is receiving Social Security retirement benefits and does... click here for more


Blue Cross Medicare Supplement Information

BlueMedicare SupplementSM For North Carolina beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part B   Choose the plan that’s right for you See the doctor you want Value-added discounts Control of your care Savings and peace of mind Medicare only covers some of your medical costs. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) offers dependable Medicare supplement... click here for more


NC Health Insurance News

At Al Crouse & Associates we strive to provide the best, up to date information on NC Health Insurance News and NC Health Insurance Plans. We help clients find affordable health insurance coverage of all types. Learn more about individual health insurance coverage, short term health insurance NC, and Cheap NC Health Insurance for Children.  ... click here for more



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