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SHIBA News Flash – Social Security scam & Qualified Medicare Beneficiary info

Warn clients of new Social Security scam The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports scammers are impersonating it’s employees and calling citizens. The caller claims the citizen is due a cost-of-living increase and they need to get some information so they can increase the citizen’s Social Security check. SSA warns that if citizens give out their personal information to these scammers, …

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PEBB Medicare Increase

Last week, PEBB (Public Employees Benefits Board) met and a proposed increase of $55 per member per month was put forward for Medicare eligible retirees in Regence UMP. Around 60% of all PEBB retirees are covered under this plan. For many of our retirees, this increase will be overwhelming-especially in the face of no COLA for plan 1 members. The …

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Equitable relief for Medicare Part B late enrollment

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – Time-limited equitable relief is available to Medicare beneficiaries who delayed enrolling in Part B in order to keep their individual coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This relief is available through September 2017, and enables these individuals to now get Part B without a late enrollment penalty. The Medicare Rights Center has …

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2018 Individual Health Insurance Market NEWS

Eleven health insurers file for 2018 individual market in 37 counties, leaving two with no coverage Kreidler: Trump administration’s actions fuel insurers’ uncertainty, harm consumers June 8, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Eleven health insurers have filed 71 plans for Washington state’s 2018 individual health insurance market: Six insurers inside the Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. Eight insurers outside the Exchange. Two insurers …

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