Inspector General findings: Medicare Advantage Plans Improperly Deny Claims to Increase Profits

From a NYTIMES article By Robert Pear   WASHINGTON — Medicare Advantage plans, the popular private-insurance alternative to the traditional Medicare program, have been improperly denying many medical claims to patients and physicians alike, federal investigators say in a new report. The private plans, which now cover more than 20 million people — more than one-third of all … More Inspector General findings: Medicare Advantage Plans Improperly Deny Claims to Increase Profits

MY MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN – THE GOOD OLD DAYS

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

Using Your Life Insurance To Pay For Long Term Care

We have no Long Term Care Insurance.  How can I pay for my husband’s nursing home? A month’s stay in a Hawaiian nursing home can run $10,000 – $15,000.  Having available funds to pay for this care is a real dilemma for many families.  Even if long term care insurance is available, there may be … More Using Your Life Insurance To Pay For Long Term Care

Pneumonia Vaccines – Now there are 2!

About 900,000 Americans get pneumococcal pneumonia each year. 5-7% die from it – most of the deaths occur in people over 65. The good news  –  there are vaccines The original pneumonia vaccine (PPSV23)  released in 1983,  protects against 23 different strains of the bacteria. But there were still infections and deaths from other pneumococcal bacterial strains. … More Pneumonia Vaccines – Now there are 2!