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Understanding Your Medicare Choices

Understanding Your Medicare Choices

When you become eligible for Medicare, you get a lot of options. This is a good thing. The more options you have, the more empowered you’ll be to take control of your healthcare and medical costs. But it also means you have a lot of big choices to make. To navigate...

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Medicare & You: Highlights for 2021

Medicare & You: Highlights for 2021

Medicare’s annual enrollment period is right around the corner, and the new Medicare & You handbook has been released just in time. This is the official U.S. government Medicare handbook, and it contains important updates for 2021. New Comparison Tools Comparing...

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What to Expect from Medicare in 2021

What to Expect from Medicare in 2021

The fall open enrollment period for Medicare starts on October 15. To prepare, it’s smart to start thinking about what you want out of your 2021 plan. Here’s what to expect from Medicare in the coming year. A Wider Range of Benefits CMS has eased restriction on what...

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Everything You Need to Know about Medicare Enrollment

Everything You Need to Know about Medicare Enrollment

Medicare enrollment mistakes can leave you with the wrong coverage for your needs – or no coverage at all. To avoid paying too much or losing out on the benefits you want, you need to know a few things about Medicare enrollment. When You Can Enroll Medicare has...

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How to Choose a Medicare Agent

How to Choose a Medicare Agent

Medicare’s fall open enrollment period begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. This is your opportunity to make changes to your plan enrollment for the following year. Medicare can be confusing, but the right agent can help you make a good choice during open...

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Texas Medicare Insurance Careers Offer an Exciting Opportunity

Texas Medicare Insurance Careers Offer an Exciting Opportunity

Are you looking for a new career path? Whether it’s because you’ve recently been laid off or because you simply want a change of pace, Medicare insurance sales offer an exciting opportunity. Stable Growth Projections You don’t want to invest in a dead-end career....

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Nursing Homes, Medicare and COVID-19 Safety

Nursing Homes, Medicare and COVID-19 Safety

Nursing homes have been especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nursing homes have had to take careful measures to protect their residents, including closing to visitors or even relocating residents. CMS has recently announced new guidance to help nursing...

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New Non-Medical Benefits for Medicare Advantage Enrollees

New Non-Medical Benefits for Medicare Advantage Enrollees

Good health is a complicated puzzle. It contains many pieces: genetics, environmental factors, habits and so on. While traditional health insurance benefits only address part of this puzzle, new rules let Medicare Advantage plans look at the whole picture to help...

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COVID-19 and How Medicare Covers Testing

COVID-19 and How Medicare Covers Testing

The novel coronavirus is spreading through the United States. Many people have tested positive for COVID-19, the official name for the coronavirus disease. If you think you need to be tested for the virus, here’s what you should know about coverage under Medicare. Who...

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Get Ready to Pay More for Medicare Insurance in 2020

Get Ready to Pay More for Medicare Insurance in 2020

The annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) means that retirees will be getting bigger Social Security retirement benefits in 2020. Before you start celebrating the windfall, however, it’s important to consider two things. One, the increase is only 1.6 percent. Two,...

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Medicare & HSAs: What You Need to Know

Medicare & HSAs: What You Need to Know

If you have a health savings account (HSA) and you’re turning 65, beware. Although HSAs are often used for retirement savings purposes, Medicare enrollees cannot contribute to HSAs. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling in Medicare and using your HSA. HSAs –...

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How to Qualify for Medicare Low Income Subsidies

How to Qualify for Medicare Low Income Subsidies

Do you need some extra help? Low Income Subsidies (LIS), also called Extra Help, are available to help qualifying Medicare beneficiaries afford the costs of prescription drugs. To qualify for Extra Help, you need to meet the LIS resource limits. The LIS resource...

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How to Create a Medicare Drug List

How to Create a Medicare Drug List

It’s no secret that prescription drugs can get expensive. To ensure that you can afford your medicine, it’s important to pick the right insurance coverage for your unique needs. When comparing Medicare plans, you can do this by creating a drug list in the Medicare...

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How to Assess Medicare Part D Drug Plans

How to Assess Medicare Part D Drug Plans

As you know, prescription drugs are expensive.  If you're over 65 or you have a qualifying condition, however, you can get some help with that. Thanks to Medicare Part D, some of your medications may be paid for. Medicare Part D plans, like any other part of Medicare,...

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Can You Have Private Insurance and Medicare?

Can You Have Private Insurance and Medicare?

When you turn 65, you age into Medicare. For many people, this is fantastic news. Others, however, may have other coverage that they want to keep. This raises the question – can you have private insurance AND Medicare? In some cases, this is possible. Job-Based or...

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Learn Your Medicare ABCs

Learn Your Medicare ABCs

More than 60 million people are enrolled in Medicare. Despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population uses Medicare, there are a lot of misconceptions about it. To clear things up, it’s time to get schooled on the ABCs of Medicare and Medicare...

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