Can I Appeal a Part D Late Enrollment Penalty (Lep)?

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Dear Marci, I enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B a few years ago when I turned 65, but I only recently signed up for a Part D plan. Then I received a notice from the plan telling me that my monthly Part D premium payment will go up because I have a late enrollment penalty on top of my regular premium. Is there any way I can get this penalty to go away? Carter (Tupelo, MS) Read More...

What Can I Do if I Think a Family Member Is Being Discharged from a Skilled Nursing Facility Too Soon?

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Dear Marci, My mother has Original Medicare and is currently receiving care from a skilled nursing facility. Her provider gave her a notice saying that she will be discharged soon, but she does not feel she is ready to go home. Is there any way she can stay in the skilled nursing facility and get Medicare to cover the stay? – Judy (Rockford, IL) Read More...

What is an Explanation of Benefits?

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An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a notice that your Medicare Advantage Plan typically sends you after you receive health care services or items. EOBs are usually mailed once per month and may be available online. An EOB is not a bill; it is a summary of services or items you received. Each plan formats its EOB differently, but in general your EOB should tell you: Read More...