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Medigap

To make sense of the dizzying array of Medicare plan choices, millions rely on SHIP, a federal program that provides free, unbiased insurance counseling and information about Medicare coverage. That program is now in jeopardy of being dismantled.

End of SHIP would leave beneficiaries lost at sea

July 11, 2016 – To make sense of the dizzying array of Medicare plan choices, millions rely on SHIP, a federal program that provides free, unbiased… Read more

Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime – and despite our current hyper-partisan politics, it actually could stand a chance of passing.

O’Malley is out; his Medicare plan shouldn’t be

May 26, 2016 – Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime –… Read more

Why Mom went back to traditional Medicare

November 19, 2015 – The odds are pretty high, though, that Mom would not still be counted among the living had she not switched from an MA plan to traditional… Read more

switching from Obamacare to Medicare

Making the move from Obamacare to Medicare

July 9, 2015 – People have been transitioning from individual coverage to Medicare for decades, but the process is a little different now that Obamacare… Read more

Has your doctor opted out of Medicare?

Medicare: know your limits and your doctor

April 3, 2012 – Whether you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, only basic Medicare, or Medicare with a supplement (or gap) plan, there are aspects… Read more

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 5

August 30, 2011 – Our Medicare reporter explores the benefits - including zero premiums and free gym memberships - that have lured almost 12 million seniors… Read more

Your Medigap offers will multiply as you approach 65.

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 4

July 28, 2011 – The 4th installment from Glenn Tornell's series - It's a Mad, Mad Medicare System - looks at Medigap, its 10 alphabetized plans and paper… Read more