Archive for August, 2011

I CAN’T GET HELP WITH MY PART D PLAN, WHAT DID I DO WRONG? I THOUGHT I’D SAVE MONEY BY GOING DIRECTLY TO THE MEDICARE INSURANCE COMPANY!

QUESTION:  I am turning 65 and got a call directly from an insurance company who sold me a Medicare Supplement.  Now I can’t get anybody to help me with my Part D plan, get a comparison or talk to me when I have a question about my Medicare rights.  What did I do wrong???  I am very distressed and need help about my drugs because I need to save as much as possible.

ANSWER:  I get many, many calls all day from people who have already gone DIRECTLY to the company OR HAVE RESPONDED TO DIRECT MARKETING FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY and purchased their Medicare Supplement. Then they need help with their Part D plan or want advice or help about other Medicare coverage issues and they do not have an ADVOCATE or AGENT to help them. They literally are in tears because they were new to Medicare and did not realize they were giving up getting comparisons or help regarding Medicare.  All the company is there to do is SELL you a Medicare Supplement.  They do NOT CARE ABOUT YOU! Every year YOU will need a new Part D plan comparison because the drug plans change the drugs they cover and the prices you pay for them each year.  You will have no one to help you!

IF YOU GO DIRECTLY TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY…AND GO THROUGH THEIR PHONE SALES DEPARTMENT, YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN AGENT OR ADVOCATE TO HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS TO DO WITH MEDICARE SUCH AS GETTING A PART D PLAN COMPARISON.  IF YOU EVER NEED ADVICE, HELP WITH A PROBLEM OR WANT SOMEONE ON YOUR SIDE, YOU FORFEIT THIS SERVICE!  THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE GIVING UP!!!

THE REASON IS: The companies do not want you to have a comparison, especially the Part D plan companies.  They want you to keep the same drug plan every year so they can stop covering your drugs and go way up on the price of the ones you already have with them.  They also don’t want to pay your agent a commission to assist you.  However, these savings do NOT help YOU, OR LOWER YOUR PREMIUM! The company keeps the money, while giving you less service!

At My Part D USA, when you turn 65, we do a comprehensive comparison for BOTH your doctor and hospital coverage and your Part D plan.

BETTER YET, we continue to do that each year for you during the Annual Election Period.  This year it is early, Oct. 15th to Dec. 7th.  We do not get paid to go the EXTRA MILE for you, but that is why so many people come to us and are so happy with the help we provide.  Just read the testimonials!

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 August 31, 2011 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Drug Plan Enrollment, Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements, Where do I go for HELP with Part D or Medicare Issues?.

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9.7 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Rely on Medigap/Medicare Supplements – Make Sure the Government Does NOT Take Them Away!

www.protectmedigap.org

Congress is debating proposals to reduce the national debt and AHIP is urging lawmakers to protect the Medigap coverage on which million of seniors and people with disabilities rely.  If we ever get into the voucher system, the security of government regulation is NOT enforced on Insurance Corporations, as was done when Medicare Advantage Plans were pushed on Seniors.  Insurance Corporations with no regulations are going to destroy any decent coverage Seniors can expect to receive.  If you were afraid of Obama care…this is much worse!  Insurance companies can determine who lives and who dies in this country, and that is NO exaggeration.

Please visit www.protectmedigap.org and find out what you can do to protect your Medicare benefits.

As always, we would be happy to help you if you are turning 65 to get comparisons of Medigap and Part D plans.

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 August 16, 2011 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, SENIORS WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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Helping People with Medicare – The Proof Is In The Pudding!

Everyday I get “feedback” forms in the mail from people we have worked with here at My Part D USA.  I thought I’d share a couple of them with you.  Helping people have peace of mind about their medical coverage is why we keep this website up and running year after year!

Dear My Part D USA: Absolutely incredible!  It was terrific to hear an actual voice and a “God Bless You”, very friendly, warm, and understanding.  Retiring after 30 years of teaching I found that I was in unchartered territory both emotionally and physically, but there have been unexpected support, not only from family but from strangers like My Part D USA, which I stumbled around and found on the computer.  Finally I had a voice that paced me through a process that has worked like “clockwork”! Thank you so much!

Robbie Davidson, Colorado

Dear My Part D USA: You guys went above and beyond on every issue and helped me get a great plan.  Thanks for all your time spent on me alone.  In today’s world it is most unusual to get the kind of service you gave and I appreciate it more than I can say!

T. Rice, Texas

Dear My Part D USA: Excellent – Everything went so FAST & EASY! I wish I had called you last year.  Thank you for your help.  At this age I was apprehensive about changing my medical insurance.  You made it very easy and within two weeks it was changed and I have the paperwork and saving money.  Thanks again!!

Nancy Leon, Ohio

If you need HELP with saving money on your doctor and hospital coverage any time of the year, just give us a call or email kblake@mypartdusa.org

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 August 4, 2011 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, Traditional Medicare Supplements, Where do I go for HELP with Part D or Medicare Issues?.

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