Embed from Getty Images — Centers for Medicare Services has released the 2018 premium numbers. You can find them here: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2017-Fact-Sheet-items/2017-11-17.html Medicare Part A The deductible will increase to $1340.00, an increase of $24.00. The premium for the skilled nursing benefits will increase $3.00 per day to $167.50 for days 21-100. Medicare Part B The … Read more
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Following are videos sharing important information about Medicare. The first explains the different parts of Medicare coverage. . . Learn about the different ways you can get Medicare coverage. . . Important information about deciding whether to sign up for Medicare Part B. . . ***Disclaimer: The Ostdiek Group and ostdiek.co offer a service and … Read more
Embed from Getty Images — A High Deductible Plan F (HDF) policy provides all the features and benefits of a standard Plan F, but at a substantially lower premium. A calendar-year deductible, set by the federal government, applies. The deductible is $2200.00 for 2017. Under Medicare Part B, there is a $183.00 annual deductible for … Read more
A new Bill signed into law means Medicare will have to phase out the use of Social Security numbers as policy identifiers. This is in response to identity theft concerns over many years. Most private insurance companies have already eliminated the use of Social Security numbers on policy cards and statements.
I enjoy a good cheeseburger. I like a quarter pound of good ground beef and a slice of American cheese on a whole wheat bun. I’m not interested in tomatoes, onions, lettuce or anything else on my cheeseburger. When I go out for lunch once a week to my favorite little diner, they are so … Read more
What are the differences between regular “Plan F” and “High Deductible Plan F”? High Deductible Plan F has a deductible of $2,110.00 for calendar year 2013. Benefits from the High Deductible Supplement Plan F will not begin until your out-of-pocket expenses total $2110.00. With Plan F, there is no out-of-pocket expense for this annual deductible. … Read more
We at Ostdiek Group, Inc. believe strongly that every veterinarian would be well-served by having a Disaster Preparedness Plan for their practice. To that end, we have developed two easy and free options for veterinarians: A multi-video training course with .pdf downloads and guidance in completing the forms A Group on Facebook where we … Read more