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Open Enrollment 2020: How Veterans Can Best Maximize Health Benefits

By Rick Beavin, California Market President

Humana

 

If you are a military veteran who is approaching Medicare eligibility, you may have questions about how Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits differ. It’s important that you understand how the plans complement each other so you can choose the best plan for you and ensure you maximize health benefits available.

 

Here are a few common health plan questions,…

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Added by Humana California on November 11, 2019 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Veterans & Medicare: Myths Debunked!

By Rick Beavin, California Market President

Humana

For military veterans who are approaching Medicare eligibility or are new to Medicare, it might be confusing to know the difference between your VA benefits and Medicare benefits. Let’s set the record straight on four common misperceptions about veterans and Medicare. 

 

Myth #1: My health coverage is covered by the VA, so I don’t need Medicare.

Enrolling in a Medicare Advantage…

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Added by Humana California on June 11, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Eligible for the Medicare Special Enrollment Period Due to the California Wildfires? Here Are Tips For Selecting Medicare Coverage

By Rick Beavin, California Market President

Humana

 

The federal government has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for people with Medicare impacted by the wildfires in California and who live (or did live at the time of the disaster) in impacted areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared an emergency or major disaster. This SEP is also available to people who don’t live in impacted areas, but rely on help…

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Added by Humana California on December 13, 2018 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Humana Offers Support for Californians Impacted by the Southern California Wildfires

Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced it has launched a series of efforts to assist its members, employees and communities in southern California impacted by the Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

 

Among those measures, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and health plan members to include any individual who may need help and support coping with the…

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Added by Humana California on November 15, 2018 at 10:11am — No Comments

Four Things to Know as Deadline Nears for Choosing Medicare Coverage

By Rick Beavin, California Market President, Humana

The deadline is fast approaching! The Medicare Annual Election Period, during which people with Medicare can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, ends Dec. 7.

 

It’s important to take this time to evaluate your health care choices. Even if you’re already enrolled in a plan, your insurance company’s drug formularies, provider networks and copays may change in 2019. Plus, your health care…

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Added by Humana California on November 8, 2018 at 12:16pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season

By Rick Beavin, California Market President

Humana

 

It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

 

People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, before finding the plan that best fits their…

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Added by Humana California on October 4, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments

Why Having a Medicare Advantage Plan May Make Sense If You Have Both Medicare and Medicaid

By Rick Beavin, California Market President, Humana

 

Health benefits can be confusing to navigate, particularly as you become eligible for additional support services. While most Americans 65 and older—or those who qualify due to disability—are eligible for Medicare, some may also be eligible for MediCal, California’s Medicaid program, based primarily on financial need. Individuals who fit into both categories are known as dual eligible, according to the Centers for Medicare…

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Added by Humana California on August 29, 2018 at 3:03pm — No Comments

The Value of Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Enrollees

By Rick Beavin, California Market President, Humana

If you currently have Medicare, or if you will soon become eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important part of your decision-making when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options. 

 

It’s important to know that Original Medicare provides very little prescription drug coverage. Therefore, if you are eligible for Medicare and want drug coverage, you will…

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Added by Humana California on August 22, 2018 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Eligible for the Medicare Special Enrollment Period? Here are 5 Tips for Selecting Health Coverage before the Deadline

By Rick Beavin, Market President in California, Humana

The federal government has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for people with Medicare impacted by the fires in California and who live (or did live at the time of the disaster) in impacted areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared an emergency or major disaster. This SEP is also available to people who don’t live in impacted areas, but rely on help making health care decisions…

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Added by Humana California on January 23, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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