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.

This Is How Much Health Care Now Costs Retirees
This Is How Much Health Care Now Costs Retirees

on April 4, 2019

The cost of medical care continues to climb. Here’s the latest estimate for people who retire in 2019 — and how to brace yourself for this looming expense.

Many Seniors Fail This Retirement Income Quiz — Would You?
Many Seniors Fail This Retirement Income Quiz — Would You?

on April 2, 2019

Only about one-quarter of older Americans earned a passing score on this multiple-choice retirement survey. What about you?

5 Major Scams That Can Wreck Your Retirement
5 Major Scams That Can Wreck Your Retirement

on March 31, 2019

Here’s what to watch for to make sure you don’t fall prey to some of the biggest rip-offs targeting seniors.

5 Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees
5 Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees

on March 8, 2019

You likely don’t realize that all of these tax credits and deductions exist, or that they apply to retirees.

7 Social Security Terms You Should Know to Boost Benefits
7 Social Security Terms You Should Know to Boost Benefits

on March 8, 2019

How well do you really know Social Security lingo? Test your knowledge before making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.

Beware These 7 Unexpected Costs of Retirement
Beware These 7 Unexpected Costs of Retirement

on March 6, 2019

You think you’ve got it all figured out, but does your retirement budget account for these common costs?

How to Save on Every Type of Insurance
How to Save on Every Type of Insurance

on February 18, 2019

Tech startups are making it easy to find the best rates for insurance products of every kind.

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