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Old 10-12-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Wow !!

My MA owes me about 9 grand.....HA !!


I'm glad this discussion has been sorted out. There are some folks on here that might benefit from this detail.

Last edited by FiveLoaves; 10-12-2018 at 03:12 PM..
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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in fact you pay more and more of that 10k as an individual if your income trips the higher levels of medicare surcharges . don't forget that 134 premium is based on only the lowest income level .

based on income here is how much percentage wise of the 10k you have to cover

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Old 10-13-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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my wife and i pretty much have the same level drug plan , about 29 a month or so . she has aetna and i have humana . humanna is owned by aetna .

we got the same generic antibiotic yesterday at the same drug store because she gave me her germs . i got girl cooties .

hers was .89 cents and mine was 7 bucks .
Humana is not owned by Aetna...

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/14/aetn...agreement.html
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:40 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Right, and Aetna is about to be owned by/merged with with CVS.

CVS-Aetna Deal Clears Key Hurdle With Conditional Federal Approval - Hartford Courant
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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As part of the CVS-Aetna merger and antitrust rules, Aetna is selling its Part D business to Wellcare.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/aetn...lth-plans.html

I'm looking at the Aetna Part D for a family member for 2019 and trying to figure out if there are any gotchas because of this. What I read said the deal will cause no changes for the Aetna Part D plan in 2019.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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I just noticed last night that WellCare is a newcomer to the Part D offerings in my region as of 2019. They are now the least expensive option, being $1/month cheaper than the former "lowball" which was Envision Rx Plus.

I may switch not so much because of the $12 difference but because with WellCare, both Tier 1 and Tier 2 drugs are exempt from the deductible, whereas Envision only exempted Tier 1. I rarely use meds but when I have needed them they are usually Tier 2.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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Right, and Aetna is about to be owned by/merged with with CVS.

CVS-Aetna Deal Clears Key Hurdle With Conditional Federal Approval - Hartford Courant
thanks , it turns out a judge ended up blocking it .

https://www.businessinsider.com/aetn...blocked-2017-1
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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Came in the mail today, our United Healthcare plan "F" premium (married couple) goes from $ 354 to $ 386 by September 2019. A 9% increase. Thanks, United.
If we live longer than 10-12 more years we'll need to pack and move to Mongolia. With the increase in property tax, home insurance, health insurance our monthly check won't cover our expenses, and eventually our savings will be gone.

Ulaanbaatar, Tijuana, hey, anywhere else but here is better. I've never thought I'd say that.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Came in the mail today, our United Healthcare plan "F" premium (married couple) goes from $ 354 to $ 386 by September 2019. A 9% increase. Thanks, United.
How old are you? If you are under age 77, you are experiencing age-based rate increases. $193 premium for each of you tells me you are probably 70, or a bit younger.

UHC stops age-based premium increases at age 77. Thereafter premiums increases are based on medical costs for your group in your region. Further, fyi, Plan F may become increasing more expensive after 2020 when it is no longer offered to those who attain age 65 on after January 1, 2020.

Therefore, call UHC and ask to switch to their Plan G. Many here have already done that. Premiums usually are attractively lower. You would each be responsible for the annual $185 (2019) Part B deductible, but thereafter the plan functions exactly as an F.

You can price out Plan G, here:

https://www.uhcmedicaresolutions.com...ent-plans.html
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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Came in the mail today, our United Healthcare plan "F" premium (married couple) goes from $ 354 to $ 386 by September 2019. A 9% increase. Thanks, United.
If we live longer than 10-12 more years we'll need to pack and move to Mongolia. With the increase in property tax, home insurance, health insurance our monthly check won't cover our expenses, and eventually our savings will be gone.

Ulaanbaatar, Tijuana, hey, anywhere else but here is better. I've never thought I'd say that.
Some real world numbers for you, mgforshort. I'm in Placer County so not far from you. I just switched to AARP/UHC Plan G with a September 1, 2018 start. I'm 72. My premium right now is $148.32. It will go to $158.84 in September 2019. I just got the letter today, too. That's just for me - no spouse involved. I hope that will help give you a perspective.
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