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How To Switch From Marketplace To Medicare

How To Switch From Marketplace To Medicare | HealthTN

How To Switch From Marketplace To Medicare Are you turning 65 soon? It’s time to start thinking about Medicare. The Facts You can keep your Marketplace plan until you decide to enroll in Medicare. Then, to avoid a lapse in coverage, you can cancel your marketplace coverage at the same time that your Medicare starts. […]

Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017

Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017 | HealthTN

Though health care is changing rapidly, the ACA is still the way for the time being. Do you know which women’s health services are covered in your plan? Family planning and birth control in 2017 is a required benefit with Marketplace plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Are you taking advantage of the services that are available […]

Health Insurance Terms To Know

Health Insurance Terms To Know | HealthTN

One of the easiest ways to get confused when you’re searching for health care is to misunderstand what words mean or to confuse two different types of plans or payments. It’s important that you understand what you’re looking at and what you’re buying. These are some of the most commonly used health insurance terms to know: […]

HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs: Know The Differences

HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs: Know The Differences | HealthTN

Choosing a health care plan can seem like an extremely daunting task. You need to choose an agent, a carrier, and a plan; how much you’re willing to spend, and how much coverage you need. Your agent may ask you about HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs. Do you know the differences? HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations)  HMOs […]

Care and Coverage: The Differences and How Both Matter

Care and Coverage: The Differences and How Both Matter | HealthTN

Care and coverage are two completely different words that sometimes slip into conversation interchangeably. It’s possible to receive the care you need without having the coverage to pay for it, and it’s possible to have coverage but have a hard time finding good care. Accepting Medicare and Medicaid patients is expensive for doctors, so some don’t […]

What is the Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP)?

Have you ever looked at a medical bill and realize that something did not add up? When you called the doctor’s office to straighten things out, did they give you the run around and nothing was solved? Unfortunately, this happens to many Medicare beneficiaries. On the bright side, there is a government funded program established […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Medicare Advantage Plans

The phone rings, you look at the caller ID to discover that it’s your daughter again. You roll your eyes because you know she is going to hound you for not signing up for Medicare. You answer the phone and continue to get lectured for 30 minutes. Finally, you hang up the phone and decide […]

What Does Medicare Parts A and B Not Cover?

You are driving home from work and remember that you need to check the mailbox. When you get home you open the box and pull out the mail, you glance at an envelope and discover that it’s a medical bill. Your stomach becomes uneasy and your hands start to shake. You open it, then discover […]

Beginners Guide to Extra Help

Beginners Guide to Extra Help | HealthTN.com

Simply put, plenty of times, we find that our clients struggle with paying for the basics of Medicare. As experts in taking care of our citizens right here in Tennessee, we’re here to tell you that you may be able to get help if you cannot afford Medicare. You may qualify if you have limited […]

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement | HealthTN.com

The question comes up at least once a day – which is the better plan?  You are going to have to make a decision on which Medicare option is best for your needs, so you need to first understand the basics of Medicare Supplement (Medigap) and the Medicare Advantage plans. These are very different insurance […]