Many of our Hawaii travelers take trips to the mainland that last more than 3 weeks. Travelers should always check that they have enough medication to last through the duration of their trip. But what if you run out? Can you get refills on the road? Will they cost the same? Can you get extra … More Traveling with Medicare – Can you use your drug plan on the trip?
Answer: Medicare covers some eligible nursing home costs – not all. Maybe she has been there over 20 days or no longer qualifies for “skilled” care. Recently I received an email requesting assistance for a client’s mother who had just had a stroke. She lived alone and could not return to her home. The family, … More Why is the nursing home billing us when mom has Medicare?
Flying soon? Worried about contagious diseases? This is an interesting article posted on Medscape Localized Risk for Infection Transmission on Planes, Study Finds The likelihood of airline passengers transmitting infectious diseases to one another is low, new data suggest. Although passengers seated within one row or two seats on either side of an infected individual … More Flying and Infection- a new study
Our latest newsletter includes a travel alert, yellow fever vaccine info and the impending arrival of new Medicare Cards. Click here to view the March 2018 letter
Have a Long Term Care claim? Think it’s going to be a slam dunk? THINK AGAIN! Unless you know exactly how to word your claim, approval could be a long journey and even denied. So what can you do to help prepare for receiving these benefits? Here are some suggestions: Review your policy to assess … More FILING TIPS – LONG TERM CARE CLAIMS
URGENT MESSAGE FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS This year your Medicare drug plan is a moving target! It is recommended Medicare enrollees review their current plan annually. This is even more crucial for 2018 as we have noticed a remarkable increase in some drug plan copay costs. For example, a comparison of Medicare drug plans for a client on … More MEDICARE COST ALERT
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When I was first eligible for Medicare I signed up for a Medicare Advantage Plan……what a great deal! The coverage was comparable to private insurance plans and it even had wonderful drug coverage. We at Crown Care recommend annual review of Medicare plans to see if coverage is the same or better. This recommendation is … More MY MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN – THE GOOD OLD DAYS
A few years back I attended a funeral for my aunt who had passed away in Texas but was brought back to Hawaii to be buried. Knowing how expensive it is to transport a body from place to place, especially over the ocean, I was curious to find out how my cousin was able to … More WHAT DO YOU DO IF A LOVED ONE PASSES AWAY WHILE TRAVELING?
Click here to see our second quarter newsletter! with information on Retirement and upcoming changes in Medicare Supplement Plan F.