New Medicare Part B Special Enrollment Period for 2023: Individuals recently released from incarceration

Published on November, 3 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals who wish to enroll in Medicare Part B, which is the medical coverage portion of Medicare, can only enroll during an enrollment period. Starting in 2023, there is new Part B Special Enrollment Period for individuals who are recently released from incarceration. Although Medicare does not cover medical services provided to incarcerated individuals, the age-based [...]

Medicare Part B – Immunosuppressive Drugs (Part B – ID)

Published on November, 3 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals who have Medicare for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) can maintain Medicare Part B coverage for 36 months following a kidney transplant; Part B covers immunosuppressive drugs, among other benefits and services. Medicare coverage ends 36 months following the transplant, unless the individual subsequently becomes eligible due to age or disability. Historically, there has been [...]

Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plan Listing

Published on October, 13 2022 by Michelle Berney
Medicare’s annual election period runs from October 15-Dcember 7.This is an important time to review Medicare coverage for the following year.BPLC has prepared listings of Medicare Part D plans that work with Original Medicare in New York State, as well as Medicare Advantage plans that include all Part A and Part B benefits, and most also [...]

Medicare Part D to Cap Insulin Cost at $35 per Month in 2023

Published on October, 4 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals with Medicare Part D drug coverage who take insulin that is on their plan’s formulary will have their co-pays capped at $35 per insulin per month. The $35/month cost is not subject to the plan’s annual deductible (if the plan has one), meaning that one can benefit from the $35 copay before meeting any deductible. [...]