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.

Seniors With These 5 Diseases Are Most Often Hospitalized for Coronavirus
Seniors With These 5 Diseases Are Most Often Hospitalized for Coronavirus

on July 4, 2020

New Medicare data reveals which chronic conditions make seniors especially vulnerable to ending up in the hospital with COVID-19.

5 Compelling Reasons to Postpone Retirement
5 Compelling Reasons to Postpone Retirement

on July 2, 2020

Once you retire, you will give up some important — even irreplaceable — things.

10 Things That Can Ding Your Social Security Payments
10 Things That Can Ding Your Social Security Payments

on June 29, 2020

Here are 10 things that could mean less money in your pocket during retirement.

Why Half of Retirees Now Pay Taxes on Their Social Security
Why Half of Retirees Now Pay Taxes on Their Social Security

on June 27, 2020

Growing numbers of seniors are paying taxes on their Social Security benefits, but you might be able to avoid this fate.

10 Common Expenses That Have Skyrocketed for Seniors
10 Common Expenses That Have Skyrocketed for Seniors

on June 6, 2020

Retirees must stretch their dollars further and further these days — no thanks to these costs.

Am I Eligible for a Health Savings Account?
Am I Eligible for a Health Savings Account?

on May 25, 2020

HSAs are awesome. But there’s one rather large group of people who don’t get to take advantage of them.

Wondering if You Had the Coronavirus? Here’s How to Find Out
Wondering if You Had the Coronavirus? Here’s How to Find Out

on May 23, 2020

Now, you can order a coronavirus antibody test online, even without a prescription from your doctor.

Limits for This Tax-Free Account Will Increase in 2021
Limits for This Tax-Free Account Will Increase in 2021

on May 21, 2020

The IRS is again raising the contribution limits for the most tax-friendly account there is.

This Vaccine May Lower Stroke Risk for Older Adults
This Vaccine May Lower Stroke Risk for Older Adults

on May 13, 2020

The effect is especially significant for those ages 66 to 79.

Here’s How Much the Buying Power of Social Security Has Plunged
Here’s How Much the Buying Power of Social Security Has Plunged

on May 12, 2020

This is why retirees can buy far less with their Social Security payments today than 20 years ago.

The 2 Best Places to Retire Overseas in 2020
The 2 Best Places to Retire Overseas in 2020

on May 11, 2020

These destinations offer affordability, good health care and mild climates.

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