My Latest Comments on thestreet.com’s Retirement Daily

I am a regular expert contributor to Bob’s subscription site. I am interviewed here, discussing the BENES Act, as it appears on thestreet.com (Booyah!) Thanks to Bob Powell, as always. You can follow him on Twitter: (https://www.twitter.com/@RJPIII). You can...
Register NOW for Medicare ABCs, Virtual Event

Register NOW for Medicare ABCs, Virtual Event

Spaces Limited: October 5, 1PM ET I don’t think there will be more than one of these in the public this year. Once the registration limit has been met, I will have no power to increase it.I don’t think that my schedule will allow further sessions. Here is...
Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal

Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal

Little Deal: Trump Signs Executive Orders On Drug Prices This affects prescriptions covered by Part B, not Part D. So while this is something, the scope of this is limited. There are other complicated clauses, but there are conditions set, that are unlikely to be met,...
Pre-Authorizations & Original Medicare

Pre-Authorizations & Original Medicare

For pre-Medicare health insurance policyowners, pre-authorizations by an insurance carrier, prior to many healthcare services, is a standard practice. In many cases, pre-authorizations can be difficult to obtain, and/or policyholders can experience delays in receiving...

BENES Act Could Help Solve Some Medicare Enrollment Issues

The BENES Act  (S. 1280/H.R. 2477) has been in the works since 2018. It is meant to address problems with enrolling in Medicare Part B. 760,000 pay a late enrollment penalty for Part B, according to estimates. The BENES Act would: Send notices to beneficiaries about...
Medicare Beginner’s Corner: When To Start Planning

Medicare Beginner’s Corner: When To Start Planning

Two Years That’s two years prior to the earliest of two dates. Turning 65 Date that you intend to retire from work That is when you should begin to learn about Medicare (there’s a book I might suggest)…. Why? Some have to pay higher Medicare premiums...