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3 Reasons to Switch From Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage During Open Enrollment

Your health coverage could get better and cheaper if you move over to a Medicare Advantage Plan. The Annual Enrollment Period Medicare started on October 15th and runs through December 7, and it’s a key opportunity for current enrollees to … Continue reading

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CMS 2021 PROPOSED CHANGES TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE & PART D PROGRAMS

Being able to afford the right medications and easily access health care is important to many Medicare beneficiaries. Here are the 2021 MA and Part D changes CMS has proposed to help alleviate beneficiaries’ concerns. CMS has proposed a few … Continue reading

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Should You Consider Medi-Share for Health Insurance? Look and decide for yourself.

Getty Images If you’ve heard ads for Medi-Share, you might be intrigued by its promises to cover your health care costs. Curious? We looked into the details to find out how Medi-Share works — and whether it’s a good option for … Continue reading

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Here’s how advisors can help clients avoid costly Medicare mistakes

KEY POINTS For individuals turning 65, the decisions made around Medicare coverage will have a huge financial impact on their retirement. Missing a special enrollment period, staying too long on COBRA. Contributing to a health savings account are all ways … Continue reading

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What triggers a special enrollment period for individual health in 2019?

According to HealthCare.gov, the following qualifying life events can result in special enrollment eligibility3: Loss of health coverage – This includes losing your current job-based, individual and student plans; eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP; and turning 26 and aging out … Continue reading

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer?

Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer? MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican House incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is … 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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Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know.

Obamacare premiums will continue to rise next year, based on early rate filings from health insurers across the nation, at least before you account for the law’s financial assistance. The initial 2019 rate increases, compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation, … Continue reading

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As Medicaid Costs Soar, States Try A New Approach

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News MINNEAPOLIS — Sandy Dowland has been to the emergency room 10 times in the past year and was hospitalized during four of those visits. She has had a toe amputated and suffers from uncontrolled diabetes, … Continue reading

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Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court

Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find … Continue reading

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