Drug Savings Tips Archive

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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What Is NEW About MEDICARE?

As the band Areosmith used to sing IT’S THE SAME OLE STORY, SAME OLE SONG AND DANCE, MY FRIEND!  Not much has changed when it comes down to what really matters with Medicare and that is finding someone to help you understand your benefits and discuss comparisons of Medicare Supplements, what they cover and how much the different companies will charge you….same for the Drug Plan Companies.  These days you must be very careful what you do because even though Medicare watches over “some” actions of these Insurance Companies people slip through the cracks everyday.  The drug plans do not care about you…they will do anything NOT pay for your medications.  They will also do everything they can do not to pay people (licensed agents) to help you decide which one will save you the most money.  That is why we don’t get paid a dime for giving you a drug plan comparison based on your particular medications.  NO ONE else out there will do that.  That is the one thing My Part D USA can offer you that no one else will do.  We actually do something that we don’t get paid for so that YOU will save the most money on your meds!!

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.

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Are You Turning 65 OR Needing a Lower Price on Medicare Supplements? Let Us Help You With One Quick Phone Call !

10,000 people are turning 65 years young everyday in this country.  Do you know how many of them actually feel confident about their decisions about Medicare?  Not many!  Even when you get your book from Medicare to read, you will have many questions. You also have no idea what Medicare Supplement and Drug Plan companies will charge you for coverage.  This is ALL we do.  Our first priority is assisting you not only in understanding your Medicare benefits, but getting you the best coverage for the lowest prices.

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 Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements, Where do I go for HELP with Part D or Medicare Issues?.

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Are YOU Paying Too Much For Your Doctor & Hospital Coverage? Are YOU Turning 65 and Need to Find the BEST Coverage For the Lowest Price? We Compare Many Different Insurance Companies to Better Serve YOU! If Your Premium Has Gone UP, We Can HELP!

October 15 to December 7th, 2011 is the Annual Election Period for your Part D drug plans!  We WILL have these online for you October 21st to study and choose between your top 5 plans based on premium and co-pay for each of YOUR drugs.  If you would ALSO like a comparison of Medigap/Medicare Supplement Plans, please let us know in the comments section. Tell us about your situation and how we can assist you in getting the best coverage for the best price available!  When you work with US, we always have your Part D plan comparison ONLINE for you during the AEP each year to make the best decision on saving the most money on your drugs!  That is the My Part D USA difference!  We help you with ALL YOUR MEDICARE NEEDS EACH AND EVERY YEAR!

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 14, 2011 in Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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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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Word of Mouth is our BEST Testimonial !!

Excellent, REAL PEOPLE, NO ANSWERING TREES!!!  The Webster’s Dictionary describes an angel as a supernatural being; a guiding influence…That is My Part D USA!   Steve Repoca, Arizona.

I get Testimonials every day from people we have helped through the MAZE of MEDICARE. Some of them are quick and right to the point.  Some are funny and some are so touching. You can read hundreds of them by clicking on MORE at the bottom of the ones listed on the right side of this page.   It it very rewarding to know that when we talk to you, we really help you relax and begin to understand that even though Medicare coverage can be confusing, you have found a place that is on YOUR side and willing to take the time you need to feel confident you have made the right choices.

Please take the time to read the category section of my blog on the left hand side and search around for topics you are concerned about.  If I haven’t covered  one of your questions, feel free to write me and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

If you are turning 65, or losing your retirement benefits give us a call.  We answer the phone and actually talk to you.  You will not push 1 if you want to leave a message or push 2 if you are ready to pull your hair out!!! We are still small enough to CARE and large enough to be experts in Medicare coverage because that is ALL we do.

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 June 15, 2011 in Drug Plan Enrollment, Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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How Can I Save More Money On Health Care Premiums?

Medigap (doctor and hospital) plans have gone UP! Also, if you are on a Group Retirement Plan, you may be paying an extremely high premium for the same benefits as those on Medicare Plans.  Don’t waste your money paying more for the SAME benefits! Tell us you need prices for the Medigap “Plan N” in your state.

We have already saved hundreds of thousands of dollars to seniors all across America who realized that staying on the same Medicare Supplement costs too much after years of increases.  RIGHT NOW, there are guaranteed issue Plan N Medicare Supplements!  This means no health questions asked.  Usually, you can’t change Medigap plans this easily and this may not last, so check it out.

Why spend time trying to save on your medications if you are spending too much on your doctor and hospital care?

Everybody is talking about using COMMON SENSE these days, so get a Medigap cost comparison today!

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 July 23, 2010 in DONUT HOLE HELP, Drug Savings Tips, Traditional Medicare Supplements.

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6 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Good For You

If you are like me and need to lose a few pounds, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check and stay in shape, you feel pressure to know what to eat and what NOT to eat to maximize your health.  There is so much information out there these days (and yes I am adding to it) it can become confusing.

I don’t know if any of you read Bottom Line , but it is a very good periodical you can get by going to BottomLineSecrets.com/gifts and subscribe.  There is all kinds of info about health, insurance, investments and  relationship advice, really just about everything! My grandmother has made sure I get a new subscription every year for a long time now.

Here is a list of foods we have been told are not good for us, but really can be healthy.

1. Iceberg Lettuce: Just because it is not dark green does not mean it has no nutrient value.  Iceberg contains lutein and zeaxanthin.  These are carotenoids that reduce the risk for cataracts and age-related macular  degeneration leading to blindness in older adults.  My Dad had this and really suffered.

2. Watermelon: Although watermelon is sweet, it contains 40% more lycopene than fresh tomatoes.  It may be helpful to let you know that canned tomatoes have much more of the cancer fighting lycopene than fresh ones do.

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 July 8, 2010 in Drug Savings Tips, WELLNESS & HEALTH.

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