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This is MedicareBob, a Podcast created to empower Seniors with Medicare knowledge.
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This a step by step guide on how to navigate our website. Our website is a very basic page and we did this to make it as user-friendly as possible. Our website offers a library of over 300 videos and blogs with extensive information on Medicare, it’s policies, plans and Part D information and updates. Our goal is to educate seniors with all of their options in an easily accessible and easy to understand way.These are the three most commonly used sections of our website and how to use them:MedicareBob’s Blog – this section is our library of all of our Medicare videos and Medicare Blogs. We have over 300 of these posts and each link is labeled with the topic on which the video or blog is about. Our clients and potential clients find this library very useful in answering very specific questions and comparing prices of the different plans. We also have Medicare videos on a state by state basis. So, if you’re looking up information on plans for your specific state, we’ve got it because we are licensed nationwide.Our Team – this section is basically a “Getting to know us” page. MedicareBob’s information and biography is listed here as well as photos and biographies on all of our top licensed agents. This way you can put a face to the name of who is helping you. We also have a team of Customer Service Agents who are all licensed agents that are there to help answer any questions you may have about your policy if you agent isn’t available to speak with you. They not only answer questions but they shop your Part D drug plans for you and they assist you with any mysterious bills you receive. We are always here to help.Get Your Quote – this section of our website is where you can request a personalized Medicare Supplement quote. In order to provide an accurate personalized quote, it will ask for your zip code, date of birth, phone number, email address. All Medicare Supplement plans are the same because the coverage is regulated by the federal government. The only difference is price. If you provide your custom information, we can provide a customized quote of all the Medicare Supplements in your area with over 30 of the top carriers.There is absolutely no fee for our services or to use our website. You do not have to pay us a dime for our help. We will help you every year get the most cost-effective Medicare Plan for your health, medical as well as your prescription drugs. You will never overpay for your Medicare coverage with us. We do annual reviews on all of your plans every year. If we help you once, we help you forever. You’re part of our family.If you have any questions regarding Medicare, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages: Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1
Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Here: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote-3/Hospital coverage is very important with any Medicare Supplement plan. Medicare’s Part A hospital deductible is $1,364. This deductible is a per-occurrence deductible which means you will pay it every time you are hospitalized. The Medicare Supplement Plan N will cover this deductible for you.The Medicare Supplement Plan N is the third most comprehensive Medicare Supplement Plan of all the Medicare Supplements. The Medicare Supplement Plan N is a great plan for anyone that wants the flexibility of a Medicare Supplement but doesn’t want to pay a high premium. Medicare Supplement Plan N is also called Medigap Plan N.There are only 4 out of pocket costs that the Plan N requires you to pay compared to the Plan F or Plan G.The Part B Deductible (The deductible for 2019 is $185.00) You would be required to pay that deductible in full before the plan picks up the rest.Co-pays. The Plan N comes with some co-pays. Up to a $20.00 primary/specialist co-pay. You will not be billed this at the time of service but sent a bill in the mail.$50.00 ER co-pay. A helpful tip, if you are admitted to the hospital, that $50.00 fee will be waived. Again, if you do have to pay this, you will not pay it at the time of service. You will receive a bill in the mail from the hospital.Part B Excess charges. This is when the doctors are allowed to charge and additional 15% over and above what Medicare has approved. (NOTE: Part B Excess charges are not allowed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.The best way to avoid that $50 co-pay when having to go to the ER to insist on being admitted to the hospital. When most people go to the ER, they are placed into what’s called “Observation”. This does not mean that they have been admitted to the hospital. If you are only put under “Observation” you will be charged the $50 ER co-pay with the Medicare Supplement Plan N. However, if you insist on being admitted into the hospital, the Medicare Supplement Plan N will cover your hospital costs and the Medicare Part A deductible. You will have no bill.If you have any questions regarding Medicare, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages:Website – https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast – https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter – https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1
Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Here: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote-3/Medicare Supplement Plan N – Medigap Plan N Coverage: Doctors and Co-paysThe Medicare Supplement Plan N is a true Medicare Supplement, which means that Medicare is your primary insurer. So as long as the doctor or hospital accepts Original Medicare, they will accept the Medicare Supplement Plan N and you can keep your doctor.The Medicare Supplement Plan N does come with a few co-pays. The co-pay for doctor’s visits is UP TO but NO MORE than $20.00 per visit and a $50.00 co-pay for the ER (emergency room). These co-pays are not paid in the traditional sense, where you would pay your doctor or the ER at the time of the service. These co-pays will be mailed to your home and you will pay them that way instead of in office.Medicare Supplement Plan N is also called Medigap Plan N. Medicare Supplement Plan N is a great option for people that want the benefits of having a Medicare Supplement Plan, however want to keep a lower monthly premium.Since the Medicare Supplement Plan N has a lower premium than the Plan F and G, it does cover less. There are only 4 out of pocket costs that the Plan N requires you to pay compared to the Plan F or Plan G.The Medicare Part B Deductible (The deductible for 2019 is $185.00)Up to a $20.00 primary/specialist copay. Remember, you will not be billed this at the time of service but sent a bill in the mail.$50.00 ER copay. If you are admitted to the hospital, that $50.00 fee will be waived. Again, if you do have to pay this, you will not pay it at the time of service. You will receive a bill in the mail from the hospital.Part B Excess charges and this is when the doctors are allowed to charge and additional 15% over and above what Medicare has approved. (NOTE: Part B Excess charges are not allowed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.If you have any questions regarding Medicare Supplements, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages:Website – https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast – https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter – https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1#MedicareSupplementPlanN #MedigapPlanNCoverage #DoctorsandCopays
Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Here: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote-3/We have all seen commercials on TV or mailers that appear to advertise $0 premium Medicare Supplement plans. The reality is, there is not such thing as a $0.00 premium Medicare Supplement Plan. If this is the case, than why do we all see commercials that advertise a $0 premium?Those advertisement are actually referring to Medicare Advantage Plans. Here is how the Advantage Plans work, the Plans that are advertised as $0.00 premium are actually the same price as Medicare, so you will still pay the $135 for your Part B Premium. The reason that some Medicare Advantage Plans are the same prices as Medicare is because these plans to not actually pay the bills that Medicare charges, instead the Plan replaces what Medicare Part A and B would charge, with that Plans own set of bills.Here are some examples:When you go the hospital, Medicare will require you to pay the first $1364 (Part A Deductible). Well, a Medicare Advantage Plan does not pay this $1364 for you, instead the Plan will just charge you a different amount, like $300 per day each day you are in the hospital.If you get a surgery, the Medicare Advantage Plan will not pay the 20%, instead you will have a copay or you still might have to pay the 20%.The only type of coverage that actually pays the bills that Medicare A and B would charge you, is a true Medicare Supplement Plan. All Medicare Supplement Plans have a premium, and in return you will not have any surprise bills. You can choose a Medicare Supplement Plan that pays all of the approved Services bills. With this Supplement Plan when you go to the hospital, your Supplement Plan actually pays the $1364 that Medicare would normally charge you. If you get a Surgery, the Supplement Plan actually pays the 20% for you.It is important to understand that the only time in your life that you are automatically approved for a Medicare Supplement Plan is when you first join Medicare. So if you choose a Medicare Advantage Plan and later want to upgrade to a Medicare Supplement Plan, you will have to medically qualify.If you would like help with choosing your Medicare Plan, please go to our website or give my office a call: 1-855-368-4717.
This Rate Watch Wednesday is focused on the Medicare Supplement Plan G for a male and female, ages 65 through 70, in Cleveland County, Oklahoma (zip code 73160). Medicare Supplement Plan G is the second most comprehensive Medicare Supplement Plan and it offers the greatest value. It allows you to keep your doctor and hospital, so you can go anywhere in the country that accepts Medicare. The only out of pocket with the Medicare Supplement Plan G, after the premium, is Medicare’s very small Part B annual deductible of $185.As I have said before, Medicare Supplement plans are all Federally regulated by the government. There is no reason for anyone to pay more for their Medicare Supplement Plan G with one carrier over another because the letter of the plan dictates the coverage, not the carrier. You are not getting any additional benefits by paying more. That’s why it is important to shop your Medicare Supplement coverage every year, and we can help you with that.You may ask, “Why do these companies charge different prices if they are all the same?” That’s a great question. Carriers have different administrative costs and they have different profit goals. There are tons of different reasons why these big companies charge different prices. What you need to know is, just like in your Medicare book, Medicare Supplement Plan G is the same with every carrier.The Medicare Supplement Plan G covers the following services:· The Medicare Part A hospital deductible – if you are hospitalized with the Medicare Supplement Plan G, you will have no hospital bill.· Medicare Part B coinsurance or co-payment – there are no co-pays with the Medicare Supplement Plan G.· Blood (the first 3 pints)· Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or co-payment· Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance· Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional year after Medicare benefits are used up· Medicare Part B Excess Charges – This is when doctors are allowed to charge up to an additional 15% over and above what Medicare has approved.· Foreign Travel benefits – this covers foreign travel emergency care if it begins during the first 60 days of your trip, and if Medicare doesn’t otherwise cover the care. It pays 80% of the billed charges for certain medically necessary emergency care outside the U.S. after you meet a $250 deductible for the year and has a lifetime limit of $50,000.· There is no out-of-pocket limitIf you have any questions regarding Medicare, its coverage or its plans, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages:Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube -https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1
  Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Here: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote-3/This Rate Watch Wednesday is focused on the Medicare Supplement Plan G for a male and female, ages 65 through 70, in Tulsa, Oklahoma (zip code 74133). Medicare Supplement Plan G is the second most comprehensive Medicare Supplement Plan and it offers the greatest value. It allows you to keep your doctor and hospital, so you can go anywhere in the country that accepts Medicare. The only out of pocket with the Medicare Supplement Plan G, after the premium, is Medicare’s very small Part B annual deductible of $185. As I have said before, Medicare Supplement plans are all Federally regulated by the government. There is no reason for anyone to pay more for their Medicare Supplement Plan G with one carrier over another because the letter of the plan dictates the coverage, not the carrier. You are not getting any additional benefits by paying more. That’s why it is important to shop your Medicare Supplement coverage every year, and we can help you with that. You may ask, “Why do these companies charge different prices if they are all the same?” That’s a great question. Carriers have different administrative costs and they have different profit goals. There’s tons of different reasons why these big companies charge different prices. What you need to know is, just like in your Medicare book, Medicare Supplement Plan G is the same with every carrier. If you have any questions regarding Medicare, its coverage or its plans, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages: Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube -https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1
  Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Here: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote-3/Medicare Supplement Plan G - Plan G Benefits - Plan G QuotesThe Medicare Supplement Plan G is the second most comprehensive Medicare Supplement plan available. The coverage with the Medicare Supplement Plan G is some of the best coverage you will ever have in your life. The Medicare Supplement Plan G covers all of your Medicare out-of-pocket costs except for the Medicare Part B annual deductible ($185 for 2019). The Medicare Supplement Plan G covers the following services: · The Medicare Part A hospital deductible – if you are hospitalized with the Medicare Supplement Plan G, you will have no hospital bill. · Medicare Part B coinsurance or co-payment – there are no co-pays with the Medicare Supplement Plan G.· Blood (the first 3 pints)· Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or co-payment· Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance· Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional year after Medicare benefits are used up· Medicare Part B Excess Charges - This is when doctors are allowed to charge up to an additional 15% over and above what Medicare has approved.· Foreign Travel benefits – this covers foreign travel emergency care if it begins during the first 60 days of your trip, and if Medicare doesn't otherwise cover the care. It pays 80% of the billed charges for certain medically necessary emergency care outside the U.S. after you meet a $250 deductible for the year and has a lifetime limit of $50,000.· There is no out-of-pocket limitThe Medicare Supplement Plan G is often compared to the Medicare Supplement Plan F and there is a debate on which plan is better, the Medicare Supplement Plan F or the Medicare Supplement Plan G. The coverage between the two plans is essentially the same, so it’s not a matter of which is the better coverage, it’s a matter of which plan offers the best coverage for the best price. The Medicare Supplement Plan F is a great plan with great coverage however, the Medicare Supplement Plan F typically has a higher premium than the Medicare Supplement Plan G. On average, the Medicare Supplement Plan F costs anywhere from $600 to $800 more a year than the Medicare Supplement Plan G. The only two differences between the plans is that Medicare Supplement Plan F covers Medicare’s Part B annual deductible and the Medicare Supplement Plan G doesn’t. If the only difference in the two plans is the $185.00 deductible, why pay the Medicare Supplement Plan F $600 to $800 more a year for it to only cover $185 on your behalf?If you have any questions regarding Medicare Supplements, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages: Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube -https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache?_confirmation=1#medicaresupplementplang #plangbenefits #plangquotes
  Click Here to Shop Part D Plans: https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/2018-medicare-part-d-finder-form/The Medicare Part D updates are here and here is your sneak peek! One very exciting announcement is with the passing of Obamacare, the Donut Hole (Coverage Gap) will be discontinued in 2020. In this video I will be breaking down the Medicare Part D drug plan updates for 2020 by going over each individual level of the four levels for next year. These levels are The Deductible Level (unless your plan does not have a deductible), The Initial Coverage Level, The Coverage Gap which no longer exists but we will continue to refer to it as the Coverage Gap until another name can be decided and lastly The Catastrophic Coverage Level. 1. The Deductible Level· The new deductible for 2020 is $435. For those of you that have a tier deductible and take a tier 1 (preferred generic) or tier 2 (non-preferred generic), this deductible does not apply. These medications will most likely range from $1.00 to $4.00. 2. The Initial Coverage Level · I call this the Co-Pay Level. Once you meet your deductible, you would pay 25% of the company’s negotiated price for the medication. 3. The Coverage Gap· Once you reach $4,020 in drug costs for the year, you would normally go into the Donut Hole. However, because the Donut Hole no longer exists, you will continue to pay only 25% instead of jumping to the 44%. 4. The Catastrophic Coverage Level· Once you and the insurance company reach $6,350 in drug costs, this would bring you to the fourth level of the drug plan called the Catastrophic Level. The government steps in and pays 95% and you would only be responsible for 5% of your cost for medications. The actual Medicare Part D drug plans have not yet been released for 2020, but as soon as we get those, we will be happy to share those and provide any assistance with those plans. Each Medicare Part D drug plan has a different formulary and cover medications differently based on that formulary so it is important to look at the entire plan and not just the premiums. We are happy to help navigate those plans with you. If you have any questions regarding Medicare, it’s coverage or Part D plans, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages: Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_avKva4VN0DBEgjP7I43w?view_as=subscriber
 Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most comprehensive Medicare Supplement Plan that you can buy. The coverage with the Plan F is amazing. With the Plan F you can keep your Doctor and go to any hospital in the Country that accepts Medicare.   Medicare Supplement Plan F pays the Medicare Part A Deductible.   Medicare Supplement Plan F pays the Medicare Part A per day hospital charge that starts day 90.   Plan F will also pay for an additional 80 days in a Skilled Nursing Facility.   Medicare Supplement Plan F pays the Medicare Part B Deductible.   Medicare Supplement Plan F pays the 20% that Medicare Part B does not pay.   Medicare Supplement Plan F benefits are not changing in 2020. There is speculation that due to no one that turns 65 after January 2020 will be able to purchase the Plan F that the premiums could be raising substantially due to an increase. This could happen, however the Medicare Supplement Plan F will not be able to require all applicants to medically qualify, this could actually cause the Plan F premiums to be very stable.   You are in complete control and there is not a "season" for shopping Medicare Supplement Plans. The Annual Enrollment Period of October 15th though December 7th does not affect the Medicare Supplement Plan F.   All of the top Medicare Supplement Carriers offer Medicare Supplement Plan F. To name a few, Aetna Medicare Supplement F, Cigna Medicare Supplement F, AARP Medicare Supplement Plan F, Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plan F, Manhattan Life Medicare Supplement Plan F, Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plan F, United American Medicare Supplement Plan F, Heartland National Medicare Supplement Plan F, Bankers Fidelity Medicare Supplement Plan F, United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Plan F, GPM Medicare Supplement Plan F and there are more great Carriers offering the Medicare Supplement Plan F.    Plan F quotes - Medigap Plan F quotes. Medicare Supplement Plan F quote anywhere in the Country. Request a quote! https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.co... #MedicareSupplementPlanF #PlanFBenefits #PlanFQuotes  Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/ Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBob Twitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBob YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertBache... 
  This Rate Watch Wednesday is focused on the Medicare Supplement High Deductible Plan F for a male and female, ages 65 and 70, in Palm Harbor, Florida (zip code 34683). Medicare Supplement High Deductible Plan F is the best value for a Medicare Supplement Plan in the state of Florida and it offers the greatest value. It allows you to keep your doctor and hospital, so you can go anywhere in the country that accepts Medicare. The only out of pocket with the Medicare Supplement High Deductible Plan F, after the premium, is $2,300. That number may sound intimidating but Medicare still pays 80% of your medical bills so you would only be paying 20% of your medical bills until you reach $2,300 for the year. After that deductible is met, you have full coverage. As I have said before, Medicare Supplement plans are all Federally regulated by the government. There is no reason for anyone to pay more for their Medicare Supplement with one carrier over another because the letter of the plan dictates the coverage, not the carrier. You are not getting any additional benefits by paying more. That’s why it is important to shop your Medicare Supplement coverage every year, and we can help you with that. You may ask, “Why do these companies charge different prices if they are all the same?” That’s a great question. Carriers have different administrative costs and they have different profit goals. There’s tons of different reasons why these big companies charge different prices. What you need to know is, just like in your Medicare book, Medicare Supplement HDF is the same with every carrier. If you have any questions regarding Medicare, its coverage or its plans, please give our office a call at 1-855-368-4717 or visit one of our pages: Website - https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MedicareBob/Podcast - https://anchor.fm/MedicareBobTwitter - https://twitter.com/MedicareBobYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_avKva4VN0DBEgjP7I43w?view_as=subscriber
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Charlie Barnett

good listen. gets to the point.

Jun 3rd
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