Category Archives: Senior Health & Life Insurance

Costly Confusion: Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab. The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was pleased … Continue reading

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Medicare and Employer Coverage

Medicare and Employer Coverage Medicare coordinates benefits with your employer coverage If you are 65 + (or turning 65 soon) and will have both Medicare and Employer Coverage too because you are still actively working, you have a number of … Continue reading

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Are Medicare Doctors Taking New Patients

Medicare doctors are everywhere! Perhaps you’ve been feeling fearful about Medicare and wondering: Are Medicare doctors taking new patients? Fortunately, there are over 800,000 doctors who accept Medicare. In recent years there has been a lot of hype about doctors … Continue reading

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Retiring Early + Facing a Coverage Gap? Health Insurance for Age 62 to 65

Retirement knows no official age – at least not generally speaking. In terms of benefits, however, there are some parameters: 62 is the age at which you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits (the amount is reduced until you … Continue reading

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Medicare Donut Hole Going Away in 2019 | 

Medicare Donut Hole Going Away in 2019 Great News: Medicare Donut Hole Ending in 2019 Bye-Bye Donut Hole! Ever since Medicare Part D rolled out in 2006, beneficiaries with high drug expenses have dreaded the donut hole. While we have … 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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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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Medicare Beneficiaries’ High Out-of-Pocket Costs – The Commonwealth Fund

More than one-fourth of all Medicare beneficiaries, 15 million people, spend 20 percent or more of their incomes on premiums plus medical care, including cost-sharing and uncovered services. Financial burdens and access gaps highlight the need to approach reform with … Continue reading

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