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On A Budget? This Medicare Change Might Help You in 2025

June 4, 2024

Key takeaways Some of the most significant changes to Medicare Part D began in 2024, including drug price negotiations and the elimination of the 5% coinsurance during the catastrophic coverage phase. However, in 2025, the out-of-pocket maximum for prescription drug plans will be capped at $2,000 and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

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Medicare Part D Changes: What’s New For 2024 and 2025

April 30, 2024

Key Takeaways Beginning in 2024, new Medicare Part D changes went into effect. The 5% coinsurance requirement for Part D beneficiaries in catastrophic coverage was removed; this essentially caps out-of-pocket spending at around $3,300 for 2024. In 2025, a new $2,000 out-of-pocket spending limit begins for Part D beneficiaries These changes may result in an…

Understanding High-Deductible Medicare Supplement Plan Options

December 14, 2023

Finding the right Medigap plan is a matter of comparison based on the benefits you need (and want), and what you can afford. In most cases, the main difference between plans of the same letter sold by different insurance companies is the cost. With an understanding of what’s available in your area and what is…

A Simple Guide to 2024 Medicare Supplement Plans

October 25, 2023

Discover the available Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in 2024 and stay informed about the latest updates. Understand the differences between plan types and make an informed choice. Prepare for rising healthcare costs with comprehensive coverage.

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Understanding Medigap Policy Ratings and Costs

October 25, 2023

Discover how Medigap insurance plans are rated and priced, and learn how to choose the right coverage for your needs. Get insights into different rating criteria and factors that impact costs. Find the best Medigap policy for you with United Medicare Advisors.

What happened to Medigap Plan J?

What happened to Medigap Plan J?

July 5, 2022

Medicare Supplement Plan J was once one of the most popular choices for beneficiaries seeking a high level of coverage. It was, in fact, the highest level of coverage you could get with a Medicare Supplement plan. Unfortunately, Medigap Plan J is no longer available. So, what happened? Why was was Medigap Plan J removed?…

What happens if you don’t renew a Medicare plan?

What happens if you don’t renew a Medicare plan?

June 20, 2022

Whether you deal with a chronic condition or you simply want to make sure your health needs are covered at the lowest cost, you need the peace of mind that Medicare provides. But what happens if you forget to renew a medicare plan? Find out how to choose a Medicare plan that meets your needs…

Do Medigap plans automatically renew

Do Medigap plans automatically renew?

June 21, 2021

Do Medigap plans automatically renew? Yes! But premiums may change based on a number of factors. Medigap plans are federally regulated, much like traditional Medicare. You don’t typically need to worry about changes in provider networks or coverage, but premiums will change often, so it’s important to revisit your budget each year to ensure that…

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Medigap Plan Costs: What To Know

June 14, 2021

Medigap plans offer a simple way to get maximum coverage from Medicare. They fit alongside Original Medicare to provide extra protection against surprise bills and other necessary health care. The cost of Medigap plans varies widely and can be different for every person. Let’s talk about why that is. What Medigap covers Original Medicare covers…

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Medigap Plan G Coverage: What to Know

June 7, 2021

Medicare Plan G is a Medicare Supplement Insurance (or Medigap) plan that helps you offset health care costs that would normally come out of your pocket. Medigap Plan G Coverage works alongside Medicare to provide this extra coverage to beneficiaries. What does Medigap Plan G Coverage cover? Medigap Plan G Coverage is popular because it…