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I did consult Shiba Oregon previously and they were great!  However, I will call them again to insure I am on firm ground with what Medicare calls "trial right".  That's being able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan the first year, then switching...
MarkL413231 01-22-2022 01:48 PM
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Your generalized response at least explains why Medicare Brokers seem to push harder on MA plan.  Trying to pin down representatives with Medicare on my specific questions has not gone well for me.  But let me ask you something, are you saying that e...
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My brother and his wife seem to change Medicare Supplements almost every year to stay ahead of price increases.  Seems like the only one who makes with this ever change in plans is is their broker.  Now I understand that number of claims, the strengt...
MarkL413231 01-20-2022 06:16 PM
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No, I understand your dilemma.  Maybe you qualify for one of the extra help programs through Medicare that pays some of these costs.  What priority group are you in?  Funding could be an issue; but if you are in like group 1 to 4, & 6, that makes you...
MarkL413231 01-15-2022 07:11 PM
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Whenever a Trust Fund is depleted automatic cuts take place in the program if Congress fails to act.  Medicare and Social Security would be two examples of Trusts where funds are expected to be depleted in the near future.  The TRUST Act 2021 retrodu...
MarkL413231 08-12-2021 04:29 PM
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I did consult Shiba Oregon previously and they were great!  However, I will call them again to insure I am on firm ground with what Medicare calls "trial right".  That's being able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan the first year, then switching...
MarkL413231 01-22-2022 01:48 PM
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Your generalized response at least explains why Medicare Brokers seem to push harder on MA plan.  Trying to pin down representatives with Medicare on my specific questions has not gone well for me.  But let me ask you something, are you saying that e...
MarkL413231 01-22-2022 12:55 PM
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My brother and his wife seem to change Medicare Supplements almost every year to stay ahead of price increases.  Seems like the only one who makes with this ever change in plans is is their broker.  Now I understand that number of claims, the strengt...
MarkL413231 01-20-2022 06:16 PM
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No, I understand your dilemma.  Maybe you qualify for one of the extra help programs through Medicare that pays some of these costs.  What priority group are you in?  Funding could be an issue; but if you are in like group 1 to 4, & 6, that makes you...
MarkL413231 01-15-2022 07:11 PM
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Whenever a Trust Fund is depleted automatic cuts take place in the program if Congress fails to act.  Medicare and Social Security would be two examples of Trusts where funds are expected to be depleted in the near future.  The TRUST Act 2021 retrodu...
MarkL413231 08-12-2021 04:29 PM
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I did consult Shiba Oregon previously and they were great!  However, I will call them again to insure I am on firm ground with what Medicare calls "trial right".  That's being able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan the first year, then switching...
MarkL413231 01-22-2022 01:48 PM
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Your generalized response at least explains why Medicare Brokers seem to push harder on MA plan.  Trying to pin down representatives with Medicare on my specific questions has not gone well for me.  But let me ask you something, are you saying that e...
MarkL413231 01-22-2022 12:55 PM
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My brother and his wife seem to change Medicare Supplements almost every year to stay ahead of price increases.  Seems like the only one who makes with this ever change in plans is is their broker.  Now I understand that number of claims, the strengt...
MarkL413231 01-20-2022 06:16 PM
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No, I understand your dilemma.  Maybe you qualify for one of the extra help programs through Medicare that pays some of these costs.  What priority group are you in?  Funding could be an issue; but if you are in like group 1 to 4, & 6, that makes you...
MarkL413231 01-15-2022 07:11 PM
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Whenever a Trust Fund is depleted automatic cuts take place in the program if Congress fails to act.  Medicare and Social Security would be two examples of Trusts where funds are expected to be depleted in the near future.  The TRUST Act 2021 retrodu...
MarkL413231 08-12-2021 04:29 PM
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