Category Archives: Oregon Senior Health & Life Insurance

Medicare Part D Premiums Expected to Drop Again in 2019

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services anticipates that Medicare Part D premiums will decrease. CMS recently published their 2019 Average Basic Premiums Projection, which has some good news for Part D plan … Continue reading

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Your Rights and Protections Under Medicare

Knowing your rights and protections regarding Medicare is important to ensuring you’re an informed advocate for your coverage and health care. This is what you’re guaranteed through Medicare. Read More: Your Rights and Protections Under Medicare

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Falling can change your life: How to prevent it

One minute you’re going about your business and the next — boom — you’re down. None of us plan on slipping in the bathtub or tumbling down a flight of stairs but it happens. Source: International Council on Active Aging®

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Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare…or Not 

Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare…or Not The popular perception is that your 65th birthday marks the milestone in your life when you hang up your spurs, kick back, and reap the fruits of your labor as you enjoy … Continue reading

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By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only | Kaiser Health News

Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights. For years, seniors often … Continue reading

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Medicare should warn enrollees on steep late sign-up penalties

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time. The program tacks on a 10 percent penalty on monthly Part B premiums for each … Continue reading

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How the Social Security Cost of Living Increase will Affect the Part B Premium

Source: How the Social Security Cost of Living Increase will Affect the Part B Premium – Medicare Rights Blog

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5 New Facts About Retirees’ Real Health Care Bills

Researchers have published new out-of-pocket health spending estimates for higher-income Medicare enrollees. Source: 5 New Facts About Retirees’ Real Health Care Bills

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Medicare Advantage Plan Count Rises 10%

The cost of the median plan is on track to be 8.5% lower in 2018 than it is this year. Source: Medicare Advantage Plan Count Rises 10%

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Medicare Buyers Guide 

Medicare Guide This guide will help you quickly understand the basics of Medicare and the decisions you will want to make so the program best meets your needs. There is no single solution right for everyone and no best Medicare … Continue reading

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