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Why Are Medicare Advantage Plans So Bad?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: January 27, 2023

Why do so many people bash Medicare Advantage? Yet, in every Part of the country, Medicare plans are expanding, and more people are joining. Why are Medicare Advantage plans considered so bad when they attract so many people and keep them as loyal customers? What Makes Medicare Advantage Plans Bad? The main reason is location, […]

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What Is Medicare Supplement Free Look Period?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: January 18, 2023

Medicare has lots of rules and regulations. The insurance companies and the State Insurance Commissioners have even more laws. The Medicare supplement 30-day free look period is one of those rules. Medicare Supplements are called Medigap policies because filling in the gaps is precisely what they do. They fill in the gaps in Original Medicare. […]

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Which is Better, Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: January 12, 2023

When people compare Medicare with Medicare Advantage, they usually mean Medicare (Original Medicare) with a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan versus Medicare Advantage (Part C) with prescription drugs included. The comparison is difficult because they are drastically different, so I believe a fair side-by-side comparison is impossible. That, however, does […]

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Is Medicare Prior Authorization Required?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: January 4, 2023

Medicare has had an exciting history with prior authorization. Medicare prior authorization has become controversial over the years because of Medicare Advantage. Have You Always Been Subject to Prior Authorization? Health plans started using prior authorization in the 1960s. Hospital admittance grew after the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. At the same time, more employers […]

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Medicare Changes

By: Chris Grimmond • On: December 29, 2022

When I meet with prospective clients, I begin with a brief explanation of Medicare. Then move on to the hundreds of plans. Drugs are next. This is hard. Clients must lay down their cards; some hold a straight flush of costly medications. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a long-awaited solution to improve Medicare […]

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HSA With Medicare

By: Chris Grimmond • On: December 26, 2022

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a powerful tax-advantaged devise. An HSA, however, can have devastating effect if you do not understand how an HSA works with Medicare. What Is An HSA? A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a type of personal savings account introduced in 2003. It is designed to work with employer health […]

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What Is The Medicare Donut Hole?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: December 22, 2022

Many people have heard of the Medicare Donut Hole, but even those on Medicare are not familiar with what the donut hole really means unless they fall into it. When you are in the Medicare Donut Hole, you know it and quickly learn what it means.  Clients call me monthly asking, “What’s going on? My […]

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What Is The 2023 Medicare Part A Deductible?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: December 21, 2022

The amount of the Medicare Part A Hospital deductible for 2023 is vital because other numbers are based upon it. The Part Hospital A deductible in 2023 is more than just a dollar amount. The Part A deductible for Medicare drives the other copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. Part A not only covers inpatient hospital stays. […]

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What Is The Medicare Drug Deductible for 2023?

By: Chris Grimmond • On: December 20, 2022

January begins a new calendar year for Medicare. What does that mean for your Medicare drug deductibles in 2023? For most Medicare members with a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you have a deductible. The Medicare drug deductible for 2023 is currently $505. The Part D drug deductible for 2022 was $480, which means […]

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My Medicare Login

By: Chris Grimmond • On: November 16, 2022

I changed how I do my meetings with new clients. I set up their My Medicare login before they leave my office because . . . . Client Problem A client called me because he had an unpaid bill. He claimed the insurance company with his Medicare Supplement policy would not pay his hospital bills. […]

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Omaha Insurance Solutions

Doug & Vicki K.

Chris does an excellent job of listening to your needs. He uses that information to help you choose the best plan out of many options. Very happy for all his help.

Tony A.

My wife Maria and I would like to thank you and Angie for helping us with all our different options with medicare supplemental policies. We appreciated how you spelled everything out. With your help, we feel we have chosen the right policy for all our needs moving forward. We will recommend your company to others. Thank you again.

Tom & Suzi F.

My wife and I were so very impressed with Chris and his ability to explain Medicare and the various options available patiently. Chris is very knowledgeable, and experienced, plus he is an absolute pleasure to work with. With his assistance, we now feel confident about our coverage decisions. We would highly recommend visiting with Chris as a critical first step in moving to Medicare.