President, Tony Pizza,
October, and the virus restrictions continue. The rules have loosened a little, with restaurants allowing limited indoor seating. However, that doesn’t mean we’re ready to start up our meetings. We can’t know when. But thanks to our ever-faithful newsletter editor, we’ll still keep in touch.
As you no doubt know, if you opened the October NARFE magazine, that health plan open season will run from Monday, November 9, 2020 through Monday, December 14, 2020. Most, 95%, will continue with their same plans.
However, there are some things to consider. Plan costs, not available as this is written, and cost of drugs. Some plans offer a reimbursement if you also have Medicare Part B. The amount of reimbursement shown (or not shown) below may not be the same in 2021. You have to apply for the reimbursement. Check with the plan for more information, and to ensure that it‘s the coverage you want and that your doctors accept the plan.
Aetna Direct: up to $900 reimbursement for Medicare part B
Blue Cross: up to $800 per calendar for a Basic Option member enrolled in Medicare Part A and B..
GEHA: reimburses High Option members enrolled in both Medicare Parts A &B
Kaiser Senior Advantage 2 plan: Up to $1,800 per year in reimbursement toward your Medicare Part B premium for FEHB members High or Standard Option
Last year, I was walking home from a Halloween party at my neighbor’s house, when I heard a thumping noise behind me. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. It was a coffin behind me! I stated running, the coffin started running too. I ran into my house and into the bathroom but it followed me, THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. I grabbed the first thing he saw, cough drops, and threw them at the coffin….and of course the coffin’ stopped.
I was trying to think of what to have for dinner on Halloween. I decided on Fettuccini Afraid-o.