7 Things You Need to Know About Medicare
7 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

on October 21, 2017

Medicare health insurance provides financial relief for many seniors — but enrolling is complicated. Here’s what you need to know, as well as where to find help.

The ABCs of Selecting a Medicare Supplement Plan
The ABCs of Selecting a Medicare Supplement Plan

on March 23, 2017

Heading into retirement years, or know someone who is? Check out this simple guide to Medicare supplement plans: What they are, why you need one, and why you should not delay.

3 Steps Every Medicare Beneficiary Should Take by Next Week
3 Steps Every Medicare Beneficiary Should Take by Next Week

on November 29, 2016

You have just over a week to review and decide on coverage for 2017. Here is what you need to know.

Study: Medicare Reimburses Female Physicians Less
Study: Medicare Reimburses Female Physicians Less

on August 16, 2016

It seems no one is immune from the gender pay gap — even doctors. Find out which medical specialties have the widest reimbursement disparity.

Massive Medicare Fraud Crackdown: 301 People Charged
Massive Medicare Fraud Crackdown: 301 People Charged

on June 23, 2016

The Justice Department says the suspects defrauded the health care system to the tune of $900 million.

Report Shows Medicare, Social Security on Shaky Ground
Report Shows Medicare, Social Security on Shaky Ground

on June 23, 2016

Another annual report on Social Security funding, another batch of bad news.

Buy Your Medicare Plan … Through the Home Shopping Network?
Buy Your Medicare Plan … Through the Home Shopping Network?

on November 5, 2015

This odd partnership is a novel approach to reach older Americans in the confusing market for insurance.

Medicare Premium Increases: Not as Bad as Predicted
Medicare Premium Increases: Not as Bad as Predicted

on October 28, 2015

The federal government’s budget agreement allows for modest increases in the short run. Long term, well, that’s another problem.

Millions of Medicare Recipients Face Premium Hike in 2016
Millions of Medicare Recipients Face Premium Hike in 2016

on August 31, 2015

A quirk in the law means one-third of Medicare beneficiaries could pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part B that’s 52 percent higher.

Is Medicare a Budget Buster? Not Anymore
Is Medicare a Budget Buster? Not Anymore

on September 9, 2014

A slower-than-expected growth in Medicare spending, and health care spending in general, is good news for the federal budget.

Medicare Isn’t Going Broke (Yet)
Medicare Isn’t Going Broke (Yet)

on July 29, 2014

A new report shows that Medicare’s fiscal health is getting better, but issues persist.

How Much Does Your Doctor Bill Medicare? Now You Can Find Out
How Much Does Your Doctor Bill Medicare? Now You Can Find Out

on April 10, 2014

Federal data show that a tiny sliver of medical providers accounts for a hefty share of Medicare costs.

Can You Opt Out of Medicare?
Can You Opt Out of Medicare?

on December 4, 2013

Here’s something you may not know: You don’t have to sign up for Medicare. The catch? If you don’t enroll when you’re first eligible, you could pay some serious financial penalties later in life.

Ask Stacy: Will Obama Stop Medicare From Paying for My Cataract Surgery?
Ask Stacy: Will Obama Stop Medicare From Paying for My Cataract Surgery?

on November 19, 2013

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, political agendas have led to so much misinformation, it’s hard to know what to believe.

Medicare Drug Costs Going Down for Seniors
Medicare Drug Costs Going Down for Seniors

on February 18, 2013

Part D coverage will also expand, and participating pharmacies won’t be able to automatically refill prescriptions anymore.

8 Things Retirees Can Get for Almost Nothing
8 Things Retirees Can Get for Almost Nothing

on October 19, 2017

There are many ways for seniors to get cheap — and even free — entertainment and services.

How to Choose the Best Retirement Facility for Yourself or a Loved One
How to Choose the Best Retirement Facility for Yourself or a Loved One

on October 19, 2017

Choosing an assisted living community for a loved one that is safe, meets social needs and offers the right level and quality of care can be tricky. Here are questions to ask, and red flags to look for.

This Retirement Expense Is Rising Fast — Have You Planned for It?
This Retirement Expense Is Rising Fast — Have You Planned for It?

on October 10, 2017

Health care isn’t the only retirement expense that can run you six figures. Long-term care is a separate expense to prepare for — and it’s growing faster than inflation.

2018 Obamacare Open Enrollment Period Cut Short
2018 Obamacare Open Enrollment Period Cut Short

on October 2, 2017

Are you prepared for the 2018 open enrollment period? It could be over before you know it.

Self-Employed Workers Who Do This Could Get a Huge Break Under Trump’s Tax Plan
Self-Employed Workers Who Do This Could Get a Huge Break Under Trump’s Tax Plan

on October 2, 2017

Here’s a move that could help freelancers and independent contractors cash in on proposed tax law changes.

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