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How Does Medicaid Work?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 19, 2022

What is Medicaid? ‘Medicare For All’ is a slogan that we have heard repeatedly in political campaigns and on the news.  Medicare, and Medicaid to a lesser extent, are successful social programs that a majority of Americans embrace. How does Medicaid work? The biggest bones of contention have to do with the funding of Medicaid.  […]

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Medicare And Hospice

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 16, 2022

Does Medicare Cover Hospice? Many people are still not very familiar with Medicare and hospice.  It is actually a fairly new idea.  The “end of life movement” began in the ’70s.  (The “end of life movement” is separate and distinct from the Euthanasia movement and organizations, like the Hemlock Society.)  Medicare did not cover Hospice […]

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Medicare Appeal Process

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 13, 2022

Medicare Denial One of the biggest fears people have when they come to my office, for example, is backbreaking medical bills.  A major concern is: ‘Will Medicare cover . . . . ?   You can then imagine how clients react when Medicare does not cover a bill.  Fortunately, I do not get many frantic phone […]

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What Is Medicaid? Know the Story

By: Chris Grimmond • On:

Since 2013 I have worked exclusively in Medicare insurance.  Many people will ask me, however, ‘What is Medicaid?’  Some of my clients are on both Medicare and Medicaid.  Those situations are more complex because you are dealing with two government agencies and a different setup in terms of insurance. To help clients, I call Nebraska […]

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Does Medicare Pay For Hospice?

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What Is Medicare Hospice? Medicare pays for hospice, but what is hospice exactly? Medicare defines hospice as a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill.  Terminal illness, as Medicare definites it, is a life expectancy of six months or less.  The primary goal of hospice in Medicare is to help terminally […]

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Medicare Insurance Brokers Near Me

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 9, 2022

What Does A Medicare Insurance Agent Do? When you sign up for a Medicare plan or Medicare supplement, you use a licensed insurance agent.  An agent is a person who acts on behalf of someone.  That someone may be the client or he may be the insurance company.  He is licensed which means that the […]

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Incredible Changes to Medicare 2022

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 7, 2022

Needed Changes to the Medicare Enrollment Process 2022 I have been a licensed insurance agent since 2003.  I’ve seen a lot of changes to Medicare over that time.  One of the problems that always baffled me was how difficult it was to enroll in Medicare.  Let me put you in the front seat of the […]

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Why Nebraska Medicare Advantage Plans Do It Better

By: Chris Grimmond • On: May 3, 2022

What Are Medicare Advantage Plans First of All? Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are an “all in one” alternative to Original Medicare. Original Medicare is just Part A and Part B.  It is Original Medicare because that is how “originally” Medicare started. Private insurance companies approved by Medicare create and […]

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Who Pays For Medicare?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 27, 2022

What is Medicare? Medicare is under the Social Security Administration (SSA).  SSA is the bookkeeper for Medicare collecting premiums from Medicare beneficiaries and distributing funds to Medicare and insurance companies with Medicare contracts.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that manages the Medicare Program. CMS is under the Department […]

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Nebraska Medicaid Changes

By: Chris Grimmond • On: April 23, 2022

Initiative 427 The Nebraska Medicaid program currently provides coverage to approximately 240,000 Nebraskans, with expenditures totaling $2,117,730.000 in 2018. Nebraska voters passed Initiative 427 in the November 2018 election that expanded Medicaid coverage to eligible able-bodied adults ages 19-64 who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. That is about $17,000 per year for a single […]

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Omaha Insurance Solutions

Tom V.

I was very impressed with the knowledge Chris has of the Medicare system. He explained the different options available to me thoroughly and overall, the process went very well. I would recommend Chris without hesitation to anyone trying to make decisions in regard to Medicare.

George & Maxine I.

My wife is getting ready to retire and She was getting so frustrated with all the agents just wanting to sell their companies’ plans. I went to Chris when I retired so I gave him a call to set up an appointment for my wife. Chris took the time to present all retirement plans. he explained all the pros and cons of each plan and let us decide on the plan that best suited her needs. My wife, Maxine, was very happy with the choices Chris presented & explained and put her at ease about the plan choice. Chris and his team are Very Very good and we will recommend Omaha Insurance Solutions to anyone who is getting ready to retire. Chris and his team do an excellent job of getting through the Medicare Mayhem!

Judy M.

I was referred to Chris by my financial advisor. I met with 2 other agents who just wanted to sell me ‘their’ plan. Chris took the time to explain the Medicare Advantage plans and the supplements with all their ‘letters’. He gave me peace of mind, knowing that I will probably have the best health insurance coverage I’ve ever had. I thank Chris for being a big part of this first chapter in my retirement!