Maximize Your Medicare (2014 Edition): Understanding Medicare, Protecting Your Health, and Minimizing Costs [NOOK Book]

Overview

Maximize Your Medicare is written because facts alone are not answers. Written by a nationally-recognized expert (as Expert contributor on mymedicareanswers.com, powered by Humana, Inc, the nation's 2nd largest provider of Medicare plans), Maximize Your Medicare provides analysis and advice you can use in plain-spoken English with NEW, UPDATED 2014 Premiums, and cost-sharing details. Important PPACA implications for certain Medicare ...
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Overview

Maximize Your Medicare is written because facts alone are not answers. Written by a nationally-recognized expert (as Expert contributor on mymedicareanswers.com, powered by Humana, Inc, the nation's 2nd largest provider of Medicare plans), Maximize Your Medicare provides analysis and advice you can use in plain-spoken English with NEW, UPDATED 2014 Premiums, and cost-sharing details. Important PPACA implications for certain Medicare beneficiaries. Real-life situations, called "This Happens."

This book is not affiliated with any political, social, or financial organization. The book is not affiliated with any insurance company, and the recommendations of the book are not an endorsement of any carrier's product. It is written to distinguish differences among the numerous alternatives that face those affected by Medicare. There is no political agenda associated with this book: it is written for the benefit of the Medicare beneficiary, their families, and their advisers, both personal and professional.

Maximize Your Medicare (2014 Edition) is updated to include important developments to Medicare. Some of them are due to Obamacare, some of them are due to modifications made by the CMS. These developments are fully explained in this new edition. The fundamental strategy and approach recommended in the book remain unchanged.

Medicare is frequently misunderstood for many reasons: confusing dates, perplexing rules, excessive advertisements. Maximize Your Medicare is intended to address these misunderstandings, so you can choose the right option for yourself. The book includes examples of real-life cases, which may be similar to the situation that you may face. The bottom line: you are not alone and the situation you face may be similar to the situation that others have faced, are facing, and will face in the future.

Maximize Your Medicare explains:
* What Medicare is
* How/when to enroll
* Your rights and options when you become eligible for Medicare
* The characteristics of Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans
* How private plans (group, Medicare Advantage, Medigap) interact with Medicare
* How prescription drug benefits work under Medicare Part D
* How to choose among employer (group) plans and private plans

Maximize Your Medicare can help you from making costly errors. It is not enough to simply know the basics of Medicare. The fine print, and changing situation can mean the difference between saving money, or paying out-of-pocket expenses, that may have been excessive or unnecessary, if you had the correct information. The Medicare system changes, sometimes even within a given year, and the difference can make a real difference.

Maximize Your Medicare offers tips on how to get extra benefits and shows you benefits that you may not have known existed. The book FULLY explains why your out-of-pocket expenses may be higher than you expected, and what to do to avoid them. In addition, there are special sections which describe some special groups of beneficiaries, from veterans to governmental employees to the seriously ill. Special attention is devoted to those that are part of employer-sponsored group plans.

Healthcare professionals can use this book to explain how Medicare works to the benefit of practices, and their patients. Physicians and medical facilities can help their patients, and themselves, if patients are making effective Medicare choices.

Retirement planning rightfully begins here: healthcare expenses can drain the retirement savings if healthcare costs are not properly taken into account. To think that portfolio returns will exceed the potential expenses, should extensive healthcare costs be incurred, is ignoring financial market reality. To think that estate planning documents will save more than the costs of potential out-of-pocket expenses is ignoring legislative reality. Thus, elder care attorneys/financial planners will serve their clients best by helping them with potential healthcare costs first.

Find out more about the book: www.maximizeyourmedicare.com and join the Maximize Your Medicare community.
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Editorial Reviews

amazon.com - Philip Graves
Understanding and being able to communicate the various parts of the Medicare program is a challenging task. Jae Oh describes in ordinary terms the interconnection between the federal program and various types of supplemental insurance programs in a way the average person can comprehend. There is a lot of free information available, however this book is a must read for the health care professional who will advise patients on how to maximize their senior health care coverage---excellent book!.<
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015503524
  • Publisher: Jae W. Oh, CLU(r) ChFC(r)
  • Publication date: 10/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 591,772
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jae W. Oh, MBA, CFP® , CLU® ChFC® is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Chartered Financial Consultant.

Mr. Oh is an Expert contributor (one of six) on a website, mymedicareanswers.com, powered by Humana, Inc., the nation's second largest provider of Medicare plans.

He has a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. License numbers, accreditations, and references are available upon request.

Mr. Oh has appeared as a speaker in front of libraries, companies, as part of college-sponsored programs, and can frequently be heard as a guest on talk radio, in addition to conducting private advisory services.

Official book site: www.maximizeyourmedicare.com
Blog and podcast : www.maximizeyourmedicare.blogspot.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Somewhat useful

    While there was some useful information about Medicare, and especially Medigap policies, this book was poorly written and apparently not copy-edited. The author makes a case for carefully considering a Medigap rather than a Medicare Advantage policy. Certainly most people should consider both, and I do credit author Jae Oh with pointing this out in some detail. The Web site mentioned in the book did not exist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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