Social Security
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.

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5 Things to Know About Your Social Security COLA for 2022

on November 30, 2021

Temper your expectations: The biggest increase to Social Security benefits in decades comes with positives and negatives.

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9 Money Dates and Deadlines in December 2021

on November 30, 2021

Miss one of these, and it could cost you.

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4 Ways to Get Health Coverage If You Retire Before 65

on November 30, 2021

You have a bunch of options, even if you aren’t working.

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15 Tips to Successfully Downsize in Retirement

on November 29, 2021

If you plan to downsize in retirement, use these tips to make your move a success.

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Working in Retirement: Why and How You Might Choose to Stay Busy

on November 24, 2021

Many seniors continue to work at least part-time. You could be one of them.

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3 Places Where No Hospitals Earn Top Marks for Safety

on November 22, 2021

How do the hospitals in your state compare?

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Only a Sliver of Retirees Can Cover This Overlooked Expense

on November 17, 2021

If you can pay for this expense, consider yourself lucky.

8 Services You Didn’t Know Social Security Offers
8 Services You Didn’t Know Social Security Offers

on November 16, 2021

There’s more to the Social Security Administration than dishing out retirement benefits.

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10 Things That Can Ding Your Social Security Payments

on November 12, 2021

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

Inflation Is Surging: Here Are 8 Ways to Beat It
Inflation Is Surging: Here Are 8 Ways to Beat It

on November 10, 2021

The Consumer Price Index is one way the government measures rising prices. But what’s your personal inflation rate?

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