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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

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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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How To File A Medicare Claim

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Beneficiary Assignment For Medicare Claims The provider or institution will file a Medicare claim most of the time. They must file the claim within twelve months of service, but there may be some instances when it doesn’t happen. Your healthcare provider cannot file the claim, or they won’t. Some providers and suppliers do not take […]

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Omaha Insurance Solutions

Joe & Myra R.

What an adventure! We started getting ourselves educated about Medicare insurance coverage several years ago – a bit too early, given how things change every year! While we had a foundational knowledge of the basics, it was helpful to work with Chris to fine tune all the nuances and make sure we were enrolling in the plan that best met our needs. Fingers crossed that our retirement and future insurance needs do not present any unwelcomed “surprises”. If that’s the case, we’ll be setting up time with Chris to help us through it!

Lisa G

Thank you Christopher!
You made the whole process of choosing a Medicare supplement easy and less confusing.
I appreciate your knowledge and professionalism. You are a great asset to all of us “young at heart” clients!
I will give your name and number to my eligible Medicare friends.
Thanks again,

Cheryl A.

After I acknowledged that I was nearing Medicare age, I realized I knew nothing about it so I reached out to two very informed friends. They both recommended Chris Grimmond. They praised his knowledge and helpfulness so I gave him a call. After meeting with Chris, I was 100% convinced that we would be working together. He answered all my questions and helped me understand the Medicare system. I feel confident I made the right decision to work with Chris and his team at Omaha Insurance Solutions.