You may be eligible to save on your Medicare costs!  The Extra Help Program is a Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) which helps some Medicare beneficiaries get reduced monthly prescription premiums, co-pays and/or annual deductibles related to their Medicare Prescription Drugs. The 2021 eligibility limits are below. Income limit is $1,630 or less for an individual or…

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January begins the annual General Enrollment Period for Medicare Parts A and B. If you have to buy Part A and didn’t take it when eligible, or didn’t take Part B medical coverage when first eligible, or if you cancelled your Medicare and you now want it back, you may sign up between January 1-March…

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Watch your mail for your New Part D insurance cards. December 7, 2020, is the final day of 2021 Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Part D and Medicare Advantage with Part D. Changes made will be effective beginning January 1, 2021.   Persons who enrolled or made changes to their plan choices during the October…

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Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment phone appointments are available at local MMAP Offices: CareWell Services SW at 800-803-7174, for Battle Creek area Calhoun County Office of Senior Services at 269-781-0846 for Marshall area Forks Senior Center at 517-629-3842 for Albion and surrounding area Albion Healthcare Alliance at 517-629-5080 in Albion Barry…

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If you are a Caregiver or next-of-kin, it is important to file proper forms with government agencies in advance of health emergencies.  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless you…

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In May, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new nationwide Medicare prescription $35 cap on insulin co-pays, even during “the donut hole.” This is good news for many insulin-using Medicare beneficiaries, but there are some things to know about this new cap. The insulin savings does not take effect until 2021.  Not…

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On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Annual Medicare rates are adjusted according to the Social Security Act. The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $144.60 for 2020, up $9.10 from…

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Do you make insurance decisions for a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary? Filing proper forms with government agencies will save you lots of frustration!  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless…

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  Michigan MMAP clients seen starting March of 2019 may be subject to a quality improvement survey call. This is not a Medicare scam call! These surveys are funded by our national funder, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the surveys rotate through different states each year.  This year it is Michigan’s turn. Each…

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If you are nearing 65 and may be eligible for Medicare, you likely have questions about the coverage and benefits. MMAP has some answers for you! If you are still working and have insurance through your workplace, talk to your HR director at work first about how their plan works with Medicare. If you have…

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You may be eligible to save on your Medicare costs!  The Extra Help Program is a Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) which helps some Medicare beneficiaries get reduced monthly prescription premiums, co-pays and/or annual deductibles related to their Medicare Prescription Drugs. The 2021 eligibility limits are below. Income limit is $1,630 or less for an individual or…

Read more

January begins the annual General Enrollment Period for Medicare Parts A and B. If you have to buy Part A and didn’t take it when eligible, or didn’t take Part B medical coverage when first eligible, or if you cancelled your Medicare and you now want it back, you may sign up between January 1-March…

Read more

Watch your mail for your New Part D insurance cards. December 7, 2020, is the final day of 2021 Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Part D and Medicare Advantage with Part D. Changes made will be effective beginning January 1, 2021.   Persons who enrolled or made changes to their plan choices during the October…

Read more

Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment phone appointments are available at local MMAP Offices: CareWell Services SW at 800-803-7174, for Battle Creek area Calhoun County Office of Senior Services at 269-781-0846 for Marshall area Forks Senior Center at 517-629-3842 for Albion and surrounding area Albion Healthcare Alliance at 517-629-5080 in Albion Barry…

Read more

If you are a Caregiver or next-of-kin, it is important to file proper forms with government agencies in advance of health emergencies.  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless you…

Read more

In May, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new nationwide Medicare prescription $35 cap on insulin co-pays, even during “the donut hole.” This is good news for many insulin-using Medicare beneficiaries, but there are some things to know about this new cap. The insulin savings does not take effect until 2021.  Not…

Read more

On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Annual Medicare rates are adjusted according to the Social Security Act. The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $144.60 for 2020, up $9.10 from…

Read more

Do you make insurance decisions for a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary? Filing proper forms with government agencies will save you lots of frustration!  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless…

Read more

  Michigan MMAP clients seen starting March of 2019 may be subject to a quality improvement survey call. This is not a Medicare scam call! These surveys are funded by our national funder, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the surveys rotate through different states each year.  This year it is Michigan’s turn. Each…

Read more

If you are nearing 65 and may be eligible for Medicare, you likely have questions about the coverage and benefits. MMAP has some answers for you! If you are still working and have insurance through your workplace, talk to your HR director at work first about how their plan works with Medicare. If you have…

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