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2018 Medicare Part B Overview

What is Medicare Part B coverage? Original Medicare is made up of two parts: Part A and Part B. While Part A covers hospital stays, Part B focuses on...
Pre-Existing Conditions and Medigap

Pre-Existing Conditions and Medigap

Pre-existing conditions, or prior health problems, it could be helpful for you to buy a Medicare Supplemental plan. It’s a common question as to...
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The Congressional Budget Deal: What it Means for Medicare

Early in the morning of February 9, Congress passed a two-year budget agreement which President Trump signed into law. Congress reached a deal on...
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Medicare Fraud: What’s Going On Now

Health care is a common target for thieves. The total health care spending in America was a whopping $3.3 trillion in 2016. Punishments for healthcare...
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Changes to Social Security in 2018

Over 66 million people collected Social Security benefits in 2017. Social Security can change from year to year, and it can be hard to...
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How to Save on Out-of-Pocket Medicare Costs

According to a study first published in Money magazine, the average 66-year-old couple will spend approximately 57% of their Social Security lifetime benefits on health...
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5-Star Medicare Advantage Plans for 2018: A Special Opportunity to Enroll

Medicare Plan Star Ratings Each fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates Medicare Advantage plans for the following year based on quality and...
More Than One-Third of People with Traditional Medicare Spent at Least 20 Percent of Their Total Income on Health Care in 2013

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: The Votes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation has been passed by Congress and signed by the President. The Act makes changes that affect both...
Obamacare vs Medicare

Obamacare vs. Medicare: What You Should Know

Original Medicare is a federal government health insurance program for those who qualify by age or disability. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known...
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Know Before You Sign Up: Three Different Ways Medigap is Priced

When choosing a Medigap (Medicare supplement) plan, it’s important to know that there are three different pricing methods for Medigap plans. So be wise,...