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Medicare 2016 Part A Costs Just Released: How Much Will You Pay?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The long-awaited Medicare cost figures for 2016 have finally been released and, as expected, seniors will be facing increased costs in the new year. Medicare Part A covers the cost of hospital stays and other inpatient facilities and while most… Read More

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medicare 2016 Advantage Plan

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Now that open enrollment is underway for Medicare 2016, it’s time to begin thinking about choosing a Medicare 2016 Advantage Plan that works for you. There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing an insurance plan which… Read More

What Are the Benefits of Medicare Advantage Plans?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Also known as Medicare Part C, Medicare Advantage plans provide an alternative to what is generally known as original Medicare. Original Medicare is comprised of Medicare Part A, which covers expenses related to hospitalizations, and Part B, which provides coverage… Read More

Medicare 2016 Costs at a Glance

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

If you are new to Medicare, you may find all of the information regarding benefits and costs to be confusing and overwhelming. Like most insurance plans, Medicare 2016 will only pay a portion of medical costs and you will be… Read More

Medicare and End-of-Life Care

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Every year, approximately 2.5 million people die in the U.S. and of these, roughly 75% are aged 65 or older. This means that Medicare is by far the largest provider of health care during Americans’ final phase of life. In… Read More

Medicare Basics for Caregivers

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

As your parents age you may realize they need help navigating their new healthcare needs. Many adult children and other caregivers are also overwhelmed by the tangled web that is the American insurance landscape but Global Premier Benefits is here… Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016 Begins Today

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Medicare open enrollment 2016 begins this week and seniors with established Medicare plans need to be sure to navigate this time effective. Learn everything you need to know about Medicare open enrollment 2016 in today’s blog.

Medicare Lingo: What is the Medicare Donut Hole?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The Medicare systems is made even more complex by a dizzying array of of terms and lingo that can make your plan difficult to understand. In part one of our series on Medicare Lingo we discussed the meaning of Affordable… Read More

A Detailed Look at the Changes Coming to Medicaid 2016

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made broad-reaching changes to Medicare programs that will go into effect in 2016. Insurers that provide Medicare Advantage plans will be compensated more highly in 2016 than they were in 2015…. Read More

Medicare Lingo: What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Friday, September 18th, 2015

When researching Medicare, you may hear about Accountable Care Organizations. These organizations are meant to decrease healthcare costs and help deliver care more efficiently. Learn all about Accountable Care Organizations, what they do, why they exist, and how they’re helping… Read More