Administration Articles

What Are My Rights to a Fast Appeal?

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare health plan, you can ask for a fast appeal if you’re receiving Medicare services from a facility or health-care agency and you think your Medicare-covered services are ending too soon. Your right... Read more

How do I file an appeal if my prescription medication isn’t covered by my Medicare health plan?  

Under the Medicare program, you may purchase coverage for prescription medications in one of two ways: through a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan, or through a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan to go alongside your Original Medicare... Read more

What is an Annual Notice of Change?

If you're currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, your plan will send you a "Plan Annual Notice of Change" (ANOC) each fall. The Annual Notice of Change is a booklet that explains any changes in your plan’s benefit coverage, costs, or service area... Read more

How Do Medicare Contractors Help with Appeals?

Medicare may use contractors to help process appeals. You have the right to file a Medicare appeal if you feel that Medicare (or a Medicare health plan or prescription drug plan) has denied you coverage of an item or service, or covered less of the cost than... Read more

Protecting Yourself from Medicare Fraud

There are numerous types of Medicare fraud that can target you, the Medicare beneficiary, directly. But there are some general rules of thumb that you can use to protect yourself from unscrupulous individuals looking to either steal your identity or scam you,... Read more

Medicare Card Replacement

Your Medicare card is one of the most important documents you own because it can help confirm that you have Medicare coverage. If your Medicare card is lost or stolen, you can request a replacement card through Social Security Administration (SSA) or, if... Read more

Medicare Reimbursement

Except in rare cases, you don’t need to file for reimbursement from Medicare. Under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Medicare claims will be sent directly from your Medicare providers to Medicare. Medicare pays your Medicare providers according... Read more

How Do I Sign Up for Medicare Easy Pay?

If you get Social Security benefits, Civil Service retirement benefits, or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, you might not have to worry about writing a check to pay your Medicare Part B premium, because in most cases they are automatically deducted from... Read more

Can I Laminate My Medicare Card?

It’s very important to keep your Medicare card safe and in good condition. Your wallet may be a good place to keep it because you can then have it with you at doctor visits. But do safeguard it, as you would an identity document or credit card. The... Read more

How Do I Change My Address with Medicare?

If you're enrolled in Medicare, you need to let Medicare know if your address changes. In addition to receiving your red, white, and blue Medicare ID card in the mail, you'll also receive other important information, such as your quarterly Medicare Summary... Read more




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