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Bishop & Brown is an insurance agency with over 30 years of experience in the Medicare market. Alicia Bishop, CEO of the company, embarked on her Medicare journey by working with various carriers in the Tucson area.Through her years working in the industry she gained the knowledge and understanding that was needed to branch out on her own. Alicia Bishop launched Bishop & Brown in 2004 and the company has thrived in the years since due to the ambitious attitude only a businesswoman like Alicia possesses.Bishop & Brown seeks only highly qualified professionals that specialize in products related to Medicare. Our agents have earned a loyal following in the communities they serve and they continue their hard work to provide a lifetime commitment to their clients.
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Medicare Advantage Plans are health plans offered by private insurance companies that contract with the government to provide Medicare Parts A and B, as well as extra benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans also offer prescription drug coverage; these plans are known as Medicare Advantage Part D Plans (MAPD).
Part D is a supplement to original Medicare (Parts A & B) by providing additional prescription drug coverage. They can be attached to regular Parts A and B, Medicare Supplement Plans (also known as Medigap Plans), some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. These plans are offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare. Prescription drug coverage may also be included by Medicare Advantage Plans and follow same rules Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.
Medicare Supplement Plans, also known as Medigap, are designed to fill in the coverage gaps of Original Medicare A & B. Most of them will cover Medicare Co-Insurance and deductibles. Medigap plans are also provided by private insurance companies who are contracted through the government.
Medicare SNPs are a type of Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO). Medicare SNPs limit membership to people with specific diseases or characteristics such as limited income. Medicare SNPs tailor their benefits, provider choices, and drug formularies to best meet the specific needs of the groups they serve. Chronic Condition SNP (C-SNP): You have one or more of these severe or disabling chronic conditions: Cardiovascular disorders, Chronic heart failure, Diabetes, Chronic lung disorders, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). These plans can be changed once a quarter every calendar year.
For people 64yrs to 64yrs 11months this is Pre-Medicare coverage is great for couples with one spouse not yet Medicare age. If you are in good health and need a quick solution to fill a coverage gap until Medicare-eligible.
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For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.