General Medicare Information

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Enroll In Medicare

Medicare eligibility opens a whole new world of healthcare options. Whether you are turning 65 or leaving employer coverage, there are some important things to know before you enroll in Medicare. Here are five things you need to know before enrolling. 1. How To Enroll In Medicare Part A and B For most people, Medicare …

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Losartan Latest Blood Pressure Drug Recalled For Cancer Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) announced a recall of Losartan over concerns that possible contamination could cause cancer. This is the third such recall of blood pressure medications issued over cancer concerns. About the Losartan Recall Sandoz, a pharmaceutical company, says it is recalling a single lot of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide tablets because the …

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How To Appeal a Medicare Part B Premium Penalty For High Income

This page is for informational purposes only. Please consult the Social Security Administration for help completing this form or for answers to your questions. We cannot assist you with IRMAA questions or concerns. If you are a Medicare beneficiary that had a high income within the last couple of years, you may be penalized with …

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Medicare Enrollment – Legislation Looks to Address Confusion

For many years, it was easy to know when retirement, Social Security, and Medicare were going to be a reality in our lives. Age 65 was the defining marker for all of those, including Medicare enrollment. That one birthday used to mean that retirement (and hopefully a pension), better healthcare options through Medicare, and the …

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Senior Medicare Patrol Helps to Stop Medicare Fraud

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) consists of volunteers who donate their time and energy to teach others about fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. These volunteers are well-versed on how to detect, prevent, and report fraud. The Senior Medicare Patrol believes that this will help to protect our citizens’ health and health benefits, as well as …

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