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
If you don’t currently have a good relationship with your insurance agent, or if you are ready for an insurance re-evaluation, call Tom Ostdiek at Ostdiek Group, Inc. 630-834-0125 .
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
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
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
As health care reform progresses, the American Veterinary Medical Association has made the decision to exit the health insurance market. Unfortunately, New York Life Insurance Company, the underwriter for the A.V.M.A. health plans, decided to no longer underwrite major medical coverage for professional association after 2013 because of the impending federal health care regulations. … Read more
We offer Medicare Advantage plans from Humana.
Medicare just released the amounts for premium and deductibles for Part B for 2013. The Part B premium will be $104.90, up $ 5.00 from $99.90. Part B deductible will be $ 147.00, up from $140.00 in 2012. If you are confused or concerned about your supplemental insurance policy, we can help. If you don’t … Read more
If Hurricane Sandy taught us anything, it is that we are each on our own. Whether it is a natural disaster or a man-made mess, when the crisis’s hits, you are on your own. This may seem heartless, but it is reality. The New York area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and people are struggling … Read more