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Have Questions about Medicare?

The Medicare Enrollment Period begins today, October 15th, and you would do well to remember to review your insurance policy with your agent to make sure you are receiving the absolute best plan for your situation.

If you need the information about your plan, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services gives you three options to get the information:
  1. In the mail: Look through your mail carefully — you may get important notices from your current plan, Medicare, or Social Security about changes to your coverage or any Extra Help you may get paying for prescription drugs. Also, look for your Medicare & You handbook. It contains information about all of the Medicare plans in your area. If you decided to “go paperless,” you’ll get an email pointing you to where you can get all the same information. You’ll also start to see brochures from companies that offer Medicare health and drug plans. Just remember, be smart about protecting your personal information and your identity — plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.
  2. On your computer: Comparing your plan choices is important. Our Medicare Plan Finder is ready with all of the 2015 health and drug plan cost information to make it as easy as possible. Enter the drugs you take to find out how you can lower your costs and review the plan’s ratings to compare plan quality. If you find a plan that meets your needs, you’ll be able to join the plan right online starting October 15. If you haven’t used the Plan Finder before, check out our video to help you get started.
  3. In your community: Take a moment as you enjoy these crisp mornings to review the Medicare information that’s out there. You may find a local event — somewhere right around the corner with counselors to help you, like your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Don’t miss the chance to get personalized help if you need it! Of course, make sure you are covered by a plan that is accepted by Family Physicians Group. Those are CarePlus, Freedom, WellCare, UnitedHealthcareFlorida Blue and traditional Medicare.

Attend a Free Health Insurance Benefits Seminar

Want to find out more? We want to make sure you have the best plan for your needs and stay with your own FPG doctor. Join us for this Health Insurance Benefits Seminar for guidance at one of our Seniors Clubs near you!

For more information call 1.866.999.3741 or schedule your appointment with FPG, today. We encourage your feedback please comment below, or you can chat with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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I am currently a patient of NP-Steven Marc Capps. I am enrolled in traditional Medicare but have been advised by my pain management doctor that Ultimate Health Plan might be better for me as I am considering some extensive cervical surgery and rehab. Does FPG participant with Ultimate? Thank You. GGP

Posted by Gail Porter – [Friday, October 24, 2014] at [2:44 AM]

Gail: An FPG customer service representative will attempt to contact you soon. If for whatever reason, the customer service department cannot reach you, please call us at 1.866.999.3741 weekdays between 8am and 5pm. We will be happy to answer your questions regarding the insurance plans we accept.

Posted by Family Physicians Group – [Friday, October 24, 2014] at [8:14 AM]

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