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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Avoid Expensive Taxi Rides

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Avoid Expensive Taxi Rides

I believe that the client used an ambulance service to go to an appointment with a doctor. The normal rule is that if an ambulance was not used in a life threatening situation, Medicare will not cover or help pay for it.

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SOS: Speaking of Senior – Saved Munster Woman $206.49

SOS: Speaking of Senior – Saved Munster Woman $206.49

It took work over a few months, but I finally got a hospital in Illinois to admit that our client who lives in Munster DOES NOT OWE A BALANCE. I asked and the hospital agreed to send a statement to the client which shows zero balance owed.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – President Trump, Please Scrap LED

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – President Trump, Please Scrap LED

Here is an idea to save millions of dollars and thousands of man hours. Scrap the LATE ENROLLMENT PENALTY for seniors who enroll in a Medicare Part D plan. Here is why.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Encouraging Holiday Message

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Encouraging Holiday Message

When I returned from my Christmas – New Year break, I heard an encouraging holidays message on my phone’s voice mail. It was from a client who used to live in Cedar Lake but now lives in Lowell, Indiana.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Nine Years Behind

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Nine Years Behind

In our phone calls, we discovered that Medicare did not update his record for almost nine years. He started using Medicare as his primary insurer on January 1, 2008. But, Medicare never changed his status from being on an employer group insurance program – for nine years.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Some Idiots at Medicare

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Some Idiots at Medicare

“I got a paper in the mail. I don’t understand it and it is difficult to read,” she informed me. “I’m not well enough to leave where I live to bring it to you. When it warms, I’d like to show it to you and have you explain it to me,” she told me.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Snowbird $641.52

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Snowbird $641.52

Three bills totaling $641.52 never were paid to the hospital by the Medicare supplement insurance policy that he bought through this insurance agency. I checked with his insurance company and learned that Medicare never sent the claims to it.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Cancel This Bill Too!

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Cancel This Bill Too!

On December 6, 2016, I typed and sent a letter to a medical service provider for a senior citizen client from East Chicago, Indiana. The letter asked the chief executive officer and doctor of a medical service provider to cancel a bill that the firm had sent to our client. Here is the part of the letter that I can show you.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Hobart Man $3,710

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Hobart Man $3,710

This kind of mistake happens all over the country on a daily basis. If no one helps the senior citizen to find and fix the problem, the senior citizen on Medicare is hounded until a bill that is not really owed is paid by the innocent senior citizen. How sad.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Bungling Bureaucracy

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Bungling Bureaucracy

November 15, 2016 was a special day. In addition to my normal administrative duties, I spent most of the day (over four hours) helping two clients with medical bill problems.

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