By Tucker Thompson Prescription drug patents, generally lasting 17 years, begin when a pharmaceutical company files to market a drug with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Pharmaceutical companies must run medical trials to show what […]
Medicare. The impact of the Affordable Care Act has already been positive for millions of Americans on Medicare. Part of the act requires coverage for a slew of preventive annual care, including free physicals, pap smears, colonoscopies, prostate cancer screenings, flu shots and more from physicians who accept Medicare patients. […]
Lifeline for Medicare ?
By Tucker Thompson, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine
With “baby boomers” turning 65, questions abound about the financial “stability” of Medicare. And Congress “struggles” with renewed focus on finding ways to ensure our funds will last past 2024! […]
Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement? Which Is Right for Me?
By Tucker Thompson, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) are funded in part by the government, paying “preset” amounts to insurance companies offering them. Factors determining any monthly premium you pay include the rate set by each company, your county, the government reimbursement, and if a drug plan is attached. […]
Major Change in Medicare Annual Enrollments!
By Tucker Thompson, Benchmark Financial, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Part C – Advantage Plans [HMOs, PPOs PFFS, SNPs] and Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Plans is Oct. 15 until Dec. 7, 2011 with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2012. Do not forget the new deadline to enroll or change is Dec. 7, 2011 for both! […]