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Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age person with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). There are many different parts to Medicare; with all of these options, it can be confusing.

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#21 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:43:56 PM(UTC)

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I, too, am considering switching from Blue Cross Standard to Basic. I am on Medicare (A&B) and my wife becomes eligible next month. We would save almost $200 per month for premiums, added to the $600 each of us would get for Medicare reimbursement. I realize we would have to use "in-network" doctors, even with Medicare, for coverage, but we live in a large metro area and I forsee no problems.
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You might look into the MHBP Consumer Option. It seems to coordinate with Medicare and has $1,200 per person HRA...
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Well, I made the decision to switch from BCBS Standard to Basis with Medicare. I will let the Board know how it goes next year.
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Hope it goes well for you.
#25 Posted : Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:41:07 AM(UTC)

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I have BCBS basic and am now eligible for Medicare part B can I still see any preferred provider as I did previously or do they have to accept Medicare? If so, not sure I want part B as I want to be able to see any provider as I did before. Thank you.

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#26 Posted : Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:02:45 PM(UTC)

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See if the post I made to your thread in the Disability Retirement forum begins to answer your question.
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