Medicare for 2013

cmarlin20November 12, 2012

In general, if one chooses to keep the same medicare plan for 2013 do they need to do anything, will the same plan continue for 2013.

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sushipup1

Yes, the same plan will continue.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:43AM
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cmarlin20

Thanks - do nothing is good.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:32PM
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sushipup1

Well, you might want to take advantage of a free SHIP or HICAP service to see if another plan might be better for you this coming year. Plans change all the time, and what might have been good last year might not be as good for next year. Your state's office of Aging will have info.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 1:32PM
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cmarlin20

I know it is the best plan, it is the only PPO available. I am able to check all that out online, but am out of the country for some time so I don't have any mailing I might have received from the carrier and am unable to respond to any mailing until after the deadline. I won't be back in the USA until Christmas. It is actually for my DH, but I do the insurance shopping.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 4:17PM
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sushipup1

At least we got the idea out to other people who may be lurking.

I'd worry a little if I could;t get a mailing from your carrier, tho. Suppose they dd send you something important? But no, your insurance will stay the same.

FWIW, in this area, a couple of years ago the only PPO plan pulled out entirely, leaving many people scrambling.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 4:47PM
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cmarlin20

If I thought it was important I can have my son go to my house, but he'd need to look through lots of mail, so I don't want to bother him.
I've tried to stop all the junk mail, but somehow I always have lots of mail to sort through.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:08PM
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jannie

Does anyone know how much the monthly Medicare premium will be in 2013?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:04AM
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cmarlin20

I've read the Plan B is proposed to change from $99 per month for most seniors to $106, but I haven't read a confirmation that this is the actual change. Has anyone gotten an actual confirmation of the charge?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:14AM
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chisue

I've used www.medicare.gov to compare plans.

DH and I will re-up for our same Medigap (supplementary), and I will continue with my United Health Care Part D, but DH's drugs are a little cheaper by changing his Part D from a Blue Cross plan to a Caremark 'Silver Script' plan.

I dread having to do these plan comparisons every year!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:55AM
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kirkhall

I don't think they've said yet.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:31AM
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