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Action required by members who requested to have their premiums withheld by SSA/RRB in 2019

2019 is off and rolling and rumors about Medigap Plan F are circulating. Many of you might have heard Plan F as well as Plan C* are not going to be sold any longer as of January of 2020. While [...]

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2019 Medicare Annual Election Period

It is officially that time of the year again! Plan options for 2019 have been released and our agents can now compliantly discuss new options with you and go over any changes to your existing [...]

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Overlake Medical Center Not Contracting With Regence Medicare Advantage Plans

Overlake Medical Center has notified their patients that effective January 1st, 2019 that they would no longer be contracting with Regence Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO insurance plans. Overlake [...]

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New Medicare Cards & Medicare Beneficiary Identifier

By April 2019, Medicare Beneficiaries will have received a new Medicare Card that utilizes a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier instead of their Social Security Numbers.

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2018 Medicare Annual Election Period

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Individual Health Plans Filed for 2018

Washington insurance carriers have filed 2018 plans with the Insurance Commissioner’s office. Eleven carriers intend to make a total of 71 plans available next year. Six of those insurers will [...]

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Will Medicare Survive a Repeal or Reform of Obamacare?

We are hearing a lot of noise relative to the impact on Medicare if the GOP were to attempt to repeal or amend Obamacare. Some this contains hype, scare tactics and half-truths, often with [...]

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Medicare Supplement Plan F Closes For New Entrants In 2020

Medicare Supplement Plan F will no longer be available to new enrollees in 2020. Those who are already enrolled in a Plan F may continue on this plan. Plan F has been one of the most, if not the [...]

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Kaiser’s Acquisition of Group Health Finalized

With Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative complete, many are curious what this means for them. In short, Group Health insurance members will see NO changes to their plans [...]