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Northwest MN Fishing Report
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January 27, 2016
How to learn more about Medicare
Q: Where can I learn more about Medicare so that I can get the right plans for my needs? A: Go to the official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov, for detailed coverage information and to the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, for the basics and to enroll in in Medicare...
January 27, 2016 - 5:00am
December 14, 2015
Medigap is ‘grandfathered-in’
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman wants to dispel rumors that a recent Congressional action will not allow seniors to keep certain Medicare supplement plans, known as Medigap coverage, after January 1, 2020. Passed by Congress earlier this year, the Medicare Access and...
December 14, 2015 - 4:00am
November 18, 2015
What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016?
Q: What will Medicare Part B cost in 2016? A: Medicare is administered by the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), not by Social Security. A Nov. 10 CMS press release announced 2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles information....
November 18, 2015 - 4:00am
October 7, 2015
Get some extra help with paying Medicare drug plan expenses
Don’t forget…Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for, or change prescription drug plans from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7. Plans may have different costs and benefits from year to year, thus it is advisable for all beneficiaries to consider their options and make the best choice they...
October 7, 2015 - 5:05am
July 1, 2015
Numbers for Medicare claims are based on Social Security record
Q: My Medicare claim number is based on my Social Security number (SSN) and through my own Social Security retirement. If I eventually receive benefits through my husband’s Social Security record, will my Medicare claim number change to show his SSN? A: No. Even if you start...
July 1, 2015 - 5:10am
May 27, 2015
Spouses of Social Security beneficiaries can apply for Medicare at age 65
Q: I receive Social Security retirement. My wife is approaching the Medicare age of 65, has not worked enough to receive her own SSA retirement and does not want to start receiving monthly benefits as a spouse through my record yet. Can she get Medicare through my work record...
May 27, 2015 - 5:00am
May 20, 2015
Not all potential Medicare enrollees automatically contacted at age 65
Q: Does Social Security contact people at age 65 to enroll them in Medicare? A: Some people are automatically contacted at age 65 but not everyone is. If already receiving monthly Social Security benefits, you are mailed Medicare enrollment information several months before...
May 20, 2015 - 8:15am