Humana to Waive Medical Costs Related to Coronavirus Treatment

March 30, 2020

Costs waived whether care is virtual, in a doctor’s office or hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana (NYSE: HUM), a national health care company, has announced it is waiving consumer costs for treatment related to COVID-19-covered services. The company previously announced that it would cover out-of-pocket costs related to coronavirus testing. Now, costs related to subsequent treatment for COVID-19—including inpatient hospital admissions— will be waived for enrollees of Medicare Advantage plans, fully insured commercial members, Medicare Supplement and Medicaid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Turning 65

March 29, 2020

Happy Birthday! Turning 65 is a monumental birthday for many reasons. You can start taking advantage of the senior discount at restaurants and senior admission to museums and other venues. There are also perks like Medicare and tax breaks. If you recently turned 65 or will soon, this is the ultimate guide to get the most out of your age. 

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Over 60? 10 Ways to Prevent Coronavirus, Prepare, and Get Treatment

March 20, 2020

The Coronavirus, more specifically named COVID-19, is an epidemic that has escalated to the status of a pandemic. As it moves through the world and has even reached the US, government mandated social distancing has become a reality, closing schools, businesses, and organizations all over the country. 

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One-Time Medicare Special Enrollment Period Allowed For Those Affected by COVID-19

March 14, 2020

On March 13 FEMA announced that President Trump declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) warrants an emergency declaration for all states.

Consequently, a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) has been allowed for those affected by COVID-19 who were unable to make an election during another qualifying election period.  This SEP opportunity applies in all counties in all 50 states and is available immediately through May 31, 2020 to beneficiaries who:

  • Reside, or resided at the start of the incident period, in an area for which FEMA has declared an emergency or a major disaster and has designated affected counties as being eligible to apply for individual or public level assistance;
  • Had another valid election period at the time of the incident period, and;
  • Did not make an election during their other valid election period.

Those who qualify can enroll, dis-enroll, or switch MAPD plans until the end of the one time special enrollment period.

We invite you to contact Norgard Insurance Group to learn more about this one-time Special Enrollment Period and to find out if you qualify.

What Is the Difference Between Medicare vs Medicaid

March 4, 2020

Unless you know a lot about government-run programs, it is easy to conflate Medicare and Medicaid. However, the terms aren’t interchangeable and refer to completely separate things. Here is an overview of the differences between Medicare and Medicare. 

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How to Qualify for Both Medicare and Medicaid

February 5, 2020

Medicare and Medicaid are two separate programs that provide Americans with access to health insurance through the government. Typically, Medicare provides health insurance to seniors whereas Medicaid targets low income individuals. It is possible to qualify for both programs at the same time. Read more