Category Archives: Medicare

Medicare Part D (PDP) info 2018

By on August 31 2018 | Prescription Drug Plan (part D) | Leave a comment

We have gathered some information on: Medicare, Medicare Supplements and Medicare part D (PDP plans) (Medicare Rx Coverage) Please contact our office to discuss and to get quote information for you or a family member.     Humana PDP video 2018  (checked as ok by JCL  0 7/30/2018)     Info on Medicare part D […]

Health Insurance in Texas Site Update To Version 3.5

By on July 31 2018 | Group Insurance, Individual Insurance, Life Insurance | Leave a comment

This is a revised Health Insurance for Texas website which was  made “live” last week (07/24/2018).  Welcome to TexasFamilyBenefits.com web site “3.5”. This is the 2nd design change to this wordpress  website, TexasFamilyBenefits.com, which started in  2007. Wehave also added both a  phone and tablet version (3.1) as well a log in for our group clients […]

New Medicare Card Format Starting Spring 2018

By on June 30 2018 | | Leave a comment

Medicare cards and the “Number” assigned to each person is changing. Starting in April of 2018 the new format of cards will start going out to “new” and “old” medicare members. The “NEW” card has a new number instead of your Social  Security Number.  This new number is unique to you. Once you get the […]

Healthcare & Retirement 2018

By on May 1 2018 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

As people plan and live with retirement, helthcare cost is a real factor. We all need to think about the cost of care and the every month cost of insurance for healthcare. For people in the USA over 65 this means Medicare and or a Medicare supplement (medsup) or a Medicare advantage plan (MA or […]

Insurance Co.’s Game Medicare Bonus Structure

By on March 28 2018 | | Leave a comment

In the Monday March 12th 2018 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) the paper reported on some large insurance companies taking advantage and gaming the system to maximize a bonus structure in the Medicare Advantage plan system. Insurers Game Medicare System to Boost Federal Bonus Payments (wsj 03/12/2018) WSJ_Insures_game_Medicare_Bonus_2018_03_12  (right click to open pdf copy) Insurance Premium […]

It Is Fall 2017 and Time For Medicare For 2018

By on October 25 2017 | | Leave a comment

Well , it  is  October and the Medicare annual open enrollment  has started. (10/15—–12/07/2017) Every year open enrollment gives you the opportunity to review your existing Medicare coverage and, if you want to, change to a different plan for the following year. Use this period to: Switch from one “stand-alone” Part D drug plan to […]

Medicare Info for 2015-2016

By on October 29 2015 | | Leave a comment

Medicare is how people 65 and over and individuals who are disabled (by Social Security and the Rail Road Retirement Board, after the waiting period) get medical insurance in the United States of America. Note that as you approach your 65th birthday you only  have 3 month prior to and three months after (for a total […]

Getting More From Medicare 2015

By on May 19 2015 | | Leave a comment

I  try to watch the pbs investment show Wealthtrack hosted by Ms. Consuelo Mack. This show had a good guest,  Katy Votava  who spoke on this important topic     Kathy Votava has a website that I invite you to  explore further. For more information on healthcare cost, visit her website at  Goodcare.com   Links YouTube Channel for WealthTrack    

U.S. Healthcare Reform Resources

By on May 6 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The following is a list of books and other resources on the subject of health care problems we face in the United States at this point in time. I believe these problems have been building and are now big. “Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It” by Rosemary […]

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