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

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

IS IT TOO LATE TO CHANGE MY MEDICARE PLAN SELECTION?

Even though open enrollment ended Dec 7, 2016,  you may be able to change. Between January 1–February 14, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare … More IS IT TOO LATE TO CHANGE MY MEDICARE PLAN SELECTION?

2014 Hot Topics

Artificial Sweeteners – Not so good news.  Nature reported that aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin cause blood glucose abnormalities in animal studies. When I think of all the diet soda I consumed over the years….. Salt- still controversial – The results of the PURE study were published in an article in the New England Journal of … More 2014 Hot Topics