COBRA and Medicare

COBRA and Medicare: If You Don’t Know the Rules You Can Get Bitten

Medicare and COBRAWhat is COBRA?
COBRA stands for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act and requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer an 18-month continuation of group health coverage. (more…)

Colorado Special Enrollment Period

Colorado Special Enrollment PeriodA Colorado Special Enrollment Period (SEP) will run from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021. During this time, you will be able to change from Medicare Supplement Plan F to Plan G without any medical underwriting. (more…)

Medicare and Telehealth Services

Medicare and TelehealthTelehealth
Due to the Coronavirus effective March 6, 2020, Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of Medicare telehealth services. Expanding the coverage means that people will be able to get coverage from more places, including their homes, using a wider range of devices and communication tools, which include Skype and smartphones. (more…)

Medicare and Durable Medical Equipment

Medicare Durable Medical EquipmentWhat is Durable Equipment (DME)
Durable Medical Equipment as defined by Medicare is reusable medical equipment that is medically necessary due to injury or illness. Examples of DME are blood sugar monitors, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, and home oxygen equipment and their accessories. (more…)

Medicare and the Coronavirus

What Medicare Will Cover?

Medicare and the CoronavirusTesting
Medicare Part B covers a test to check if you have the coronavirus. The test will be covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it. You will pay no out-of-pocket costs. (more…)