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Mail My Prescriptions

Mar. 6th 2018

Mail My Prescriptions is America’s first wholesale pharmacy where you can shop prescription drug prices, order online and receive within a few days and is a great way to save money. 

How do they compare:

  • Prices are guaranteed and always accepted because they are a pharmacy
  • They coordinate clinical care with your doctors because they are a pharmacy
  • They obtain and transfer prescriptions
  • They ship directly to your door within a few days
  • Access to licensed pharmacists at the operations center
  • Licensed and Regulated by Boards of Pharmacy and Drug Enforcement Agency

Let’s take inhalers for instance. As of today (3/6/18) a quick search on inhalers showed savings ranging from $11-$70 per AER. At Roberson Tierney and Associates we are always looking for ways our clients can save. Spread the word and take a look at MailMyPrescriptions.com for more details.

Check out their 30 second commercial spot below:

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GTL’s Short-Term Home Health Care Insurance

Feb. 20th 2018

GTL’s short-term home health care insurance is more affordable than most other plan of care policies and it pays benefits directly to you, regardless of any other insurance you have.

Here are some quick facts:

  • $150, $300 or $450 maximum daily benefits.
  • Prescription benefit year maximum of $300 or $600
  • $40, $80, or $120 per-day home health care aide benefits
  • Policyholder access to Ask Mayo Clinic Nureseline and Critical Illness Support
  • Home health care benefits include: speech pathology, enterostomal therapy, respirational therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, chemotherapy specialist, medical social services, skilled nursing care (RN), and general nursing care (LPN/LVN)

Click here to view GTL’s Short-Term Home Health Care Insurance Infographic

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment: Oct 15 – Dec 7, 2017

Sep. 14th 2017

If you are a Medicare client of Roberson Tierney, would like to become one, or would like to refer someone that needs help with their Medicare choices, please read this e-mail.

If you are not a client of Roberson Tierney or are referring a client to Roberson Tierney, please have them call the office or attend one of the meetings!!!


Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

October 15th – December 7

It is that time of year again when Medicare Beneficiaries have the option to change their Medicare Advantage Plan or their Part D Prescription Drug plan & Medicare Supplement!!  We are here for you!

As your Insurance Advisor, I am happy to say that I am comfortable with the plans for 2018.  You will be receiving your ANNUAL NOTICE OF CHANGE from your Advantage plan or Part D Prescription Drug plan.  The first few pages of the booklet describe the changes in your plan.  There is a chart comparing your 2017 plan to the changes for 2018 including premium changes if any.

If you are comfortable with the plan changes:

1.     Complete the STAY SLIP & return it in the envelope provided.  We will notify the company that you are going to stay with your current plan for 2018.

If you are not comfortable with your plan or the changes:

2.      Complete the enclosed MEDICARE REVIEW FORM and return it to our office.  We will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss other options. This is important!!!

DO NOT COMPLETE BOTH


Daphne will be conducting meetings for United Health and Connecticare in addition to educational events.  Below is the schedule of meetings for United and Connecticare’s Medicare Advantage Plan Marketing Meetings & Medicare Made Clear educational events.  Feel free to join us!

United Health Care Medicare Advantage
Marketing Meeting

 Bristol Senior Center Room 109

October 3 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
October 6 – 10:00 am
October 10 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm- 2 Sessions
October 17 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
October 19 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
October 24 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
October 26 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
October 31 – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
November 3 – 10:00 am
November 7th & 9th – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
November 14th & 21st – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
November 28th – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions
December 5th – 10:00 am & 1:00 pm – 2 Sessions


MEDICARE MADE CLEAR
EDUCATIONAL EVENT

WINSTED SENIOR CENTER
80 HOLABIRD AVE
WINSTED, CT 06098

October 12th – 1:00 pm
November 16th – 10:30 am


CONNECTICARE MEDICARE
ADVANTAGE MARKETING MEETING

OASIS RESTAURANT
782 PINE STREET
BRISTOL, CT 06010

October 13, 2017 – 9:30 am
October 27, 2017 – 9:30 am


CONNECTICARE MEDICARE
ADVANTAGE MARKETING MEETING

HEALTH TRAX
842 CLARK AVENUE
BRISTOL, CT 06010

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


MEDICARE MADE CLEAR & SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING EDUCATIONAL EVENT

NEW HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
2 LIBRARY LANE
NEW HARTFORD, CT 06057

OCTOBER 18TH  – 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
2 Sessions


MEDICARE MADE CLEAR EDUCATIONAL EVENT

BEARDSLEY LIBRARY
40 MUNRO PLACE
WINSTED, CT 06098

 SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM


*** Educational Event Disclaimer: “This event is only for educational purposes and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.”

 

Daphne Roberson is licensed and certified to offer:
Medicare Advantage Plans:  Anthem/ Aetna / Connecticare / United Health Care / Wellcare
Prescription Drug Plans:  Silverscript, Envision, Anthem, AARP, Aetna, Symphonix, Humana, First Health, Coventry
Medicare Supplement Plans:  United American, AARP Medicare Supplement, Anthem Medicare Supplement, Cigna Medicare Supplement, Humana

IF YOU SIGN UP WITH ANOTHER INSURANCE AGENT YOU WILL NO LONGER BE A CLIENT OF ROBERSON TIERNEY!!!

Downloadable Docs:

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Mission: Make Medication Inexpensive, Clearly Prices and Easy to Purchase

Jan. 10th 2017

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, one of the most important devices that helps control this is your smartphone. Your smartphone not only makes your life more scheduled and planned, but also helps you save money by availing discounts through several apps.

Sometimes we don’t even realize how this little thing can help us enhance not only our professional life but personal life as well. From connectivity to efficiency to entertainment, your smartphone has it all.

In the current scenario of the world, where healthcare is one of the most talked about issues, people are more into ways through which they can save some of their money using website or apps, there is another solution called Blink Health.

The mission of Blink Health is, “to make medication inexpensive, clearly priced and easy to purchase.”

Blink Health has contributed to providing lower prices for generic medications which might be available at every major pharmacy around the country. A number of pharmacies do not focus on listing the prices of the drugs that are available with them, and consumers do not even have the slightest idea of what they are paying.

The issue of drug pricing has been raised at a congressional hearing and Representative Peter Welch, Democrat of Vermont, asked an executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, which was in the limelight after sharply raising prices on a little-known drug, “Why isn’t it possible to just have a price where anybody who wants to know what that price is can go to a website and see?”

Everyone is well aware of the fact that Americans are not happy with the insurance plans because they are way out of what their wallets can spare.

BlinkHealth allows customers to pay for their drugs online and later they can visit any pharmacy to pick them up. “This is the first time the consumer knows what the price of the item is before they get to the register,” said Geoffrey Chaiken, who is one of Blink Health’s founders.

Most commonly prescribed drugs of the country are

  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Ventolin HFA (albuterol)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Advair Diskus (fluticasone)
  • Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine)

And most of these are less than $10, and they have certain generic versions as well.

The Chaiken brothers also claim that BlinkHealth has offered prices than what is being offered at much lower costs. “Using the power of Internet to aggregate,” he said, “when we negotiate, we look to pharmacies like we’re 25 million people.”

“If someone’s paying $15 for a drug, we negotiate something south of that and take a small percentage of savings as revenue,” Geoffrey Chaiken said. “We rely on a making thin margins on a lot of volume.”

Patients are more than welcome to use Blink even if they are insured, all they need to do is to compare the Blink price with the copay.

Blink is working hard to make the discounts applicable on brand name medication as well in the near future.


For more information or questions, call Roberson Tierney and Associated at 860-379-6700 or go to BlinkHealth.com

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Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program

Jan. 8th 2017

Starting January 1, 2017, Blink Health is offering a 40 percent discount on insulins provided by Lily under the Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program. The insulins, including Humalog which is one of the most commonly administered branded insulin medication, will be delivered directly to patients at more than 67,000 pharmacies all over the country.

 The Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program is an initiative first of its kind aimed at providing insulins at a low cost to all those patients without insurance who otherwise have to pay full price at the pharmacies. With Blink Health collaborating with Eli Lily and Company, this program is an effective step to reduce the high costs of essential prescription medications and improve healthcare benefits for those who truly need them and hence has started a shift in the drug pricing. The said program has Blink’s Technology platform to give credit to for its make-up as it is a manufacturer-funded patient access program. In its efforts to balance the consumers who are faced with ever-increasing health care expenses, this program is a major step to ensure that.

Blink Health Vice Chairman Bill Doyle explaining the company’s aims says Blink Health’s technology is ever ready to join hands with industry participants to provide medications at a cost that people can afford. Blink Health Technology believes in innovation to back their goal of lowering drug prices. Adding to it, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder Geoffrey Chaiken have also mentioned their plans to let patients using Blink Health’s app or website gain access to low-cost medications from their local stores all over the states. Furthermore, the COO and co-founder Matthew Chaiken has hinted on Blink Health launching more programs like Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program over the year to improve the out of pocket expenses of healthcare for Americans.

The major drugs that the program includes all forms of Humalog® (insulin lispro injection 100 units/mL), all Humulin® U100 formulations (insulin human injection 100 units/mL), and Basaglar® (insulin glargine injection 100 units/mL). All these high-priced drugs are to be offered to everyone who takes part in this program at a discount of 40 percent.

Now the question is how to participate in this program to gain such extraordinary health benefits. It’s fairly simple and pretty much everyone can become a part of this program. All you have to do is use the Blink Health’s mobile app or website www.blinkhealth.com to opt into the Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program. These accounts will have no membership fee or monthly premiums. The patient shall be required to fill in a form specifying the dosage and quantity of Lily insulins prescribed to them to get the discount. For convenience, the cost can be paid online so that the medicines can be picked up from the nearest US pharmacy.

including Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Target, RiteAid, Safeway and Kroger. The purchases made are fully refundable.

The only people who are not eligible to benefit from this program are those under any federal government program.

Source: Blink Health Announces Lilly Insulin Patient Access Program


For more information, please contact Roberson Tierney and Associates at 860-379-6700 and we’d be glad to help.

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Planning for your Future

Sep. 15th 2016

While many of us make our own retirement plans, no one is able to prepare for all of the complexities of the future without professional help.

Take the case of Mary Smith, who recently lost her best friend and neighbor of almost 40 years to Alzheimer’s. Nancy had been an active, energetic person, always helping Mary with gardening and Mary found it painful to see such a vibrant person slip away.

Now, Nancy’s two sons were fighting over the little money left after selling Nancy’s house to pay her medical bills. It broke Mary’s heart to remember how many times Nancy had proudly declared that she intended to pay for her grandson’s college education.

During a regular visit to her insurance agent, Mary shared this story and said, “It all makes me feel so helpless!”

For a good insurance agent, there are many tools available to deal with almost any situation. For example, Mary learned more about how to protect her assets from with Long Term Care insurance and the insurance products that can ensure she has access to the best possible healthcare without risking her financial security.

We developed a detailed description of her current financial situation, her desires for the future, including how she wants to provide for her family after she’s gone, and establish the best possible coverage for her. At the same time, we shared this information with a highly qualified attorney who can write a will and associated legal documentation—including powers of attorney and a living will—to make sure that Mary’s wishes are carried forth even if she cannot speak for herself.

She doesn’t need to learn the complexities of the insurance industry or the subtleties of law. She just needs to describe her dreams for the future once and her insurance agent and attorney can coordinate the information to create a comprehensive and complete package that will protect her future.

That’s the benefit of an insurance agent who has a strong professional relationship with a good lawyer. Each offers the expertise that you need and can clearly outline what you need, when you need it, with you and each other to ensure there are no gaps in your plan for the future.

Don’t waste your time or risk your future by running back and forth between offices, trying to repeat what you remember and guess at the questions that require answers. Relax and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having a team working for you.

Call Roberson Tierney today to learn more about our professional relationships and ability to provide you with comprehensive life planning services.

Identity Theft – Scam Alert! Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Apr. 21st 2016

A recent client of ours claimed to get a call from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield asking for identity confirmation. THIS IS A SCAM!

Identity thieves obtain personal information and often pose as IRS, Government officials or in this case – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Never provide personal information until verifying legitimacy. They will use your name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official.

If you receive one of these calls, do not give out any information and hang up immediately. Contact the company directly and speak to a representative to let them be aware of the phone call.

Stay alert!

Daphne Roberson
860-379-6700
Roberson Tierney & Associates

Save on your Prescription Drug Costs

Oct. 25th 2015

prescription costsInformation is power and Roberson Tierney can help you manage the cost of your prescription medications with our new prescription discount service.

Drug prices can vary widely from pharmacy to pharmacy. You may already be getting the best price for your prescriptions but you may not. Simply call us with the name and dosage of your prescription and we will tell you where you can purchase that medication and at what cost.

By letting Roberson Tierney provide information to you, you will confirm that your pharmacy is the best choice for your needs or help you identify another pharmacy where you can save money. There is no need to switch your medications. The comparison is apples to apples and very easy to understand and use.

This service works with your insurance coverage and for you and every member of your family, including your pets. Often, we can provide coupons to lower your costs even more.

You deserve to feel good—physically and financially.

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