PART D 2020 BETTER CHECK

spot

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Looks like I need to change plans, Humana drug prices at Walmart raising / mailorder also. Just a heads up. Go to Medicare Site and check just in case.
 

GreenSky

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Las Vegas
Or better yet, contact an independent insurance agent who represents multiple companies.

If you like Walmart there is another company that can fill most generics there for zero copay with low premiums.

Your experience is EXACTLY why I suggest finding an agent that can help you, both with the drug plan and supplement. Since there is no cost to use a professional, why would anyone do it alone? The commission agents receive are from the insurance company and doesn't affect your cost. I feel I earn every penny I'm paid. And that's why my clients rarely go to another agent.

Rick
 

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terry123

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Houston, Tx.
Checked with Humana and the meds I am taking remain the same. Ordered the book to make sure. Also ordered the provider book. Going to check for other Medicare advantage PPO plans to check out as the dental is not as good as last years. Will only go with PPO plans. Would never consider HMO plans and have to deal with referrals, etc.
 

Lethe200

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>>Would never consider HMO plans and have to deal with referrals, etc. >>
Depends on the HMO. Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage plans include everything in-house.
 

Butterfly

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>>Would never consider HMO plans and have to deal with referrals, etc. >>
Depends on the HMO. Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage plans include everything in-house.
My advantage plan does the same. Also, most doctors (including specialists) where I live take the plan I have. I also don't need referrals, but I get in faster to specialists if I have one. Like when I had my hips replaced, I decided which surgeon and asked my primary to refer me to him, so he did.
 

spot

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Thanks for he input. I spoke w/Humana Sat. and told them I thought my mail order had gone up to $400 ? I may have looked at it wrong but now on the Medicare Website is is $112.40 for my meds $13.20 Plan. Quess i'll change from the $52 plan they auto put my on to the $13 one at this time. Walmart meds $121.96 Annual
 

GreenSky

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Thanks for he input. I spoke w/Humana Sat. and told them I thought my mail order had gone up to $400 ? I may have looked at it wrong but now on the Medicare Website is is $112.40 for my meds $13.20 Plan. Quess i'll change from the $52 plan they auto put my on to the $13 one at this time. Walmart meds $121.96 Annual
As I already posted, there is another plan that works at Walmart for about the same premium. Most generics are free. That would be a savings of over $100. That's enough for a tank of gas in California.

Rick
 

GreenSky

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Now that I re-read the thread I realize this isn't about Part D plans but about Medicare Advantage. Two different animals.

Rick
 

spot

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Now that I re-read the thread I realize this isn't about Part D plans but about Medicare Advantage. Two different animals.

Rick
No sir, I have Plan G & D / A&B Medicare. I semi-retired then a few months later told I have NHL , spent last year Cemo/scans etc App over $600K my plans covered it all ,still maint infusions every 2 months. It can happen to you. so I just want folks to have coverage. FYI
 

GreenSky

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No sir, I have Plan G & D / A&B Medicare. I semi-retired then a few months later told I have NHL , spent last year Cemo/scans etc App over $600K my plans covered it all ,still maint infusions every 2 months. It can happen to you. so I just want folks to have coverage. FYI
Hope thing continue to improve.

Chemo is covered under Medicare Part B so with that any any supplement the cost should be zero to you. And I certainly agree. Nothing is better than Original Medicare and a supplement. I live in Las Vegas but if I had cancer I'd seek treatment in CA. If I had an HMO that wouldn't happen and a PPO might cost me $10,000 or more for treatment if the providers accepted it. I never have to worry with a supplement.

There are others who love their advantage plan and if so, great. Some offer wonderful benefits and terrific doctors. But you don't have the same choices when you "leave" Medicare.

For all things related to insurance people doing it on their own generally do a poor job. And frankly most insurance agents don't really know what they are recommending. It's hard to find a knowledgeable agent that specializes in Medicare but it's worth the effort. Some of us really put the client first.

Rick
 

spot

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Midwest>>USA
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Hope thing continue to improve.

Chemo is covered under Medicare Part B so with that any any supplement the cost should be zero to you. And I certainly agree. Nothing is better than Original Medicare and a supplement. I live in Las Vegas but if I had cancer I'd seek treatment in CA. If I had an HMO that wouldn't happen and a PPO might cost me $10,000 or more for treatment if the providers accepted it. I never have to worry with a supplement.

There are others who love their advantage plan and if so, great. Some offer wonderful benefits and terrific doctors. But you don't have the same choices when you "leave" Medicare.

For all things related to insurance people doing it on their own generally do a poor job. And frankly most insurance agents don't really know what they are recommending. It's hard to find a knowledgeable agent that specializes in Medicare but it's worth the effort. Some of us really put the client first.

Rick
I agree Rick. Oh, and I'm fine. Soon will be time to pick my 63 year old wife an ACA plan.
 

GreenSky

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Las Vegas
Hey, GreenSky, a friend of mine wants to change from an Advantage to medicare and a supplement. Can he do that losing coverage for a pre-existing condition? Are you licensed in NM?
I an not licensed in NM but that doesn't mean I don't have rates and information on virtually every company.

There will be no pre-existing conditions but your friend's health will determine if he can get coverage.

I can send you a private message with my phone number if you'd like.

Rick
 

sunnyac

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NJ
My Humana Walmart plan for 2020 was also significantly increasing. I reached out to Rick and he helped me decide which provider and plan would meet my needs cost-effectively. I'm very happy with the savings I will put back into my purse!

Vera
 


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