Do You Have Questions About the Medicare Part D Drug Plans?

My Part D USA is a national organization leading the way for quality Medicare Part D Drug Plan enrollments. You can have confidence that we serve you with YOUR best interests our top priority! We are licensed and certified in every state and get all our information from the Centers for Medicare. Our service is at no charge and for the benefit of anyone covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

By providing us a list of your current prescriptions on our worksheet below we will compare the major national drug plans to find the Medicare Part D drug plan that will:

1. Cover EVERY drug you take

2. Have the lowest premium and co-pays

3. Assist you with enrollment for Medicare Part D and Extra-Help Programs

4. Make sure the drug plan you choose won’t interfere with your current Medicare Health Coverage such as a Medicare Advantage Plan or Traditional Medicare Supplement

We will also provide you with an ongoing reference for your Medicare issues. Please take a moment to fill out the worksheet and receive your free drug plan evaluation.

SAVE MORE MONEY ON YOUR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT

If you are turning 65, we do a comprehensive Medicare comparison package for you of BOTH your doctor and hospital coverage and your Part D drug plan.  Also, if you get a letter from your Medicare Supplement (doctor and hospital coverage) stating they are going UP in price, we can help you IMMEDIATELY! You can change your Medicare Supplement any time of the year!  All you need to to is call 866-752-1795 or fill out the comparison form.  Remember, you cannot change your Part D plan until October 15th to December 7th of each year.  However, your Medicare Supplement can be changed to save you money all year long! We look forward to assisting you.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on January 24, 2013 in Drug Plan Enrollment, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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The New Year and Your Medicare Coverage

I hope you are having a great start to 2013!  I wanted to remind you that if you get a letter ANY TIME of the year from your Medicare Supplement Plan that they are going up in price, we can help you immediately.  You do not have to wait until the Annual Election Period for Part D Plans.  You can change your doctor and hospital coverage anytime of year to save money NOW!  We do a comparison of many different companies to find the best coverage for you at the lowest price. All you need to do is contact us at 866-752-1795.  We enjoy assisting you!

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on January 24, 2013 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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Do I Need To Change My Medicare Supplement During The Annual Election Period for Medicare Part D?

If you are happy with your Medicare Supplement (your doctor and hospital coverage) you  do not have to change it now, however, it is a good idea to get a comparison if your Plan F or G has gone up in premiums!  I understand that many of you had increases this year.  Some of you find it more convenient to do it all at the same time. There is no need to pay more than necessary and we can help you with a quick toll free call to our office! 866-752-1795

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 13, 2012 in BLOG ONLY, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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Question and Answer Regarding Part D Drug Plan Comparisons

QUESTION:  Why has it been harder to get a Part D plan comparison based on my medications than when Part D first came out in 2005?

ANSWER:  When Part D was signed in to law by President Bush in 2005 many people were very confused about what drug plan would be best for them.  There are over 50 drug plans in each state and the prices vary in each state.  Each drug plan can decide from year to year what drugs they cover and if they cover them as brands or generics.  If you contacted your Insurance Agent or a Brokerage that was helping you with your Medicare Supplement, the Insurance Companies that carried the Part D plans would pay them a commission to help you.  This was an incentive for agents to assist you.

These companies have since stopped helping us help you!  They do not want you to be able to get a comparison easily.  Drug companies make much more money if you simply stay on their drug plan no matter how much the prices go up or which of your drugs they decide NOT to cover.

Also when your agent would send in a drug plan application to the Part D Provider, they would not send us confirmations and we could not be sure you would have your coverage for the next year.  They simply would ACT as though they never received it.  Not only is this a disservice to the Medicare beneficiary, but to agents who make their living trying to assist you.  In essence, Drug Corporations have made it impossible for us to do our jobs.

The only way to get a comparison is to go directly to Medicare at www.Medicare.gov.   Then you can enroll directly with Medicare to make sure your application is processed.

Here at My Part D USA, we still try to do as many free comparisons during the Annual Election Period as we can.  With millions of you out there, it is most impossible to help everyone personally.

Anytime someone is turning 65 and needs to learn how to understand their benefits, we take them through a comprehensive study of your Part D comparison and explain it thoroughly so that you will be informed for the future.

We always do comparisons on your doctor and hospital coverage any time of the year if you have received a price increase.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 13, 2012 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Drug Plan Enrollment.

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2013 Changes In Part D Plans

As in past years, there is no 2013 Medicare Part D plan that offers complete Donut Hole coverage.  However, now that we have the Donut Hole Discount, most of you will still be able to save some money if you fall into the gap, with a 52% brand name drug discount and a 21% generic drug discount.

Please be sure that you do not inadvertently join a Medicare Advantage Plan with a built in Part D plan.  We never recommend these type plans because even though they sometimes have lower premiums, you give up your choices for the best Part D plan and the doctors and hospital you want to go to.  You are not using your Medicare Benefits and are on private insurance.  Medicare has no jurisdiction over these plans and they can drop you or deny coverage at any time.

Since many of these companies also sell Medicare Supplements they can confuse you with the products they offer.  These are the companies you see on TV commercials everyday.  Please do not let them talk you into inferior coverage plans.  Remember they are making more money when you purchase a Medicare Advantage Plan, while you the consumer pay the ultimate price:  bad healthcare, less choices, and no oversight by Medicare.

The new Deductive for 2013 on Part D plans has gone up a few dollars to $325.00

You will enter the Donut Hole after you purchase $2,970.00 worth of prescription drugs, based on retail value.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 13, 2012 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Drug Plan Enrollment.

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Save the Most on Your Drugs As Possible by Applying for Medicare Part D Limited Income Subsidy

Since we are now in the Annual Election Period for Medicare Part D, October 15 to December 7th, it is very important to make sure that you have applied for any Part D subsidy programs.  If you have previously been on the subsidy program you need to re-apply each year to make sure you continue to receive extra help.

If your income is low enough to qualify or you wish to check, please contact your local Social Security Office.  You can call or visit them.  Tell them that you wish to apply for the Medicare Part D Limited Income Subsidy Program.  If you do not use those exact words, many times, they will not help you, or act as though they don’t know what you are talking about.  This is a special program that helps people with lower incomes and those on disabilities afford their medications.  Don’t be ashamed or afraid to check!  These programs are in place to help you!

After you apply, SS will send you a letter letting you know how much extra help you have qualified for and you must immediately call your Part D provider to get their fax number or directions on how to get them a copy of this letter.  They have to get it in order to begin your benefits!  Then you will need to re-apply each year before the Annual Election Period.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 13, 2012 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, DONUT HOLE HELP, Medicare Drug Assistance, Medicare Help For Low Income.

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Has Your Medicare Supplement Gone UP in Price?

During this time of year we can help you make sure you have the best price and coverage for your doctor and hospital care.  Many people think all they need is a Part D comparison, but why pay more for your Medicare Supplement than you have to?  Medicare only pays 80% of your doctor and hospital costs.  If you are turning 65 and in your open enrollment, you cannot get turned down for coverage during those months no matter what kind of health issues you may be experiencing.  That is why it is so important NOT to get a Medicare Advantage Plan!!!  Start off with the BEST coverage available!!

If you are on a Medicare Advantage Plan, we can help you get back to a Medicare Supplement.  I called a particular company who advertises on TV and told them I wanted information on a Medicare Supplement which was the topic of the commercial.  Guess what they sent to me?  A booklet on Medicare Advantage Plans!!!  If you go directly to a particular company you will NOT get a comparison of all the plans available to you.  They can only sell you what they have.

If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you cannot choose your doctors nor what drug plan is best for you!  You are not using your Medicare benefits but are being insured by a private company who can take away your benefits at any time.  If you have health issues, you may not be able to get through underwriting on a Medicare Supplement if you want to change later!  We can check this for you and do our best to get you back on Original Medicare.

That is why My Part D is a valuable resource.  We give you the information you NEED to make the best decision.

Call us today at 866-752-1795.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 3, 2012 in Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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Q & A About Medicare Cost Comparisons

QUESTION:  I talked to an Insurance Agent AND also called toll free numbers from several big Medicare Supplement companies about my Medicare Supplement and they either said that they didn’t do drug plan comparisons, or tried to sell me only the ones they sell without comparing other plans.  They also said most drug plans were all about the same anyway and they could sign me up now.  Is this true?

ANSWER:  95% of Licensed Insurance Agents do not want to take the time to help you find out about which drug plan would save you the most money.  They don’t get paid very much at all by the drug companies to do it.  There are more than 50 drug plan companies in each state. It is complicated and a huge pain in the backside.  They will, however, be MORE than happy to sell you a Medicare Supplement, something they do get paid to sell you.  I understand completely why they don’t want to “MESS” with drug plans.  However, this is My Part D USA.  We started in 2005 by giving you price  comparisons on your particular drugs and we still do it.  I guess what you are wondering now is WHY do we continue?  We believe that if you call a company who deals with Medicare coverage, you should be able to get help with ALL YOUR MEDICARE NEEDS.  Simple as that!  We get calls everyday from people who already bought a Medicare Supplement from an agent or company’s 800 number (without getting a Medicare Supplement price comparison either) and then want help with their drug plan.  They do NOT understand that by calling a company directly they have no AGENT, no one to stand up on their behalf, no one to service them.  It is so sad that they are not told the truth from the beginning.  You need to work with someone who is willing to care about your needs and ALL your Medicare benefits.  I understand that everyone needs to make a living.  All the companies care about is making money, as do some agents.  It is very sad that the Corporations do not want to pay anyone to help you anymore and you will find that less and less people are going to be willing to CARE about you and what is best for you regarding your Medicare decisions.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on May 2, 2012 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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