Medicare fraud

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...
changes to medicare 2018

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...
5-star Medicare Advantage plans

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...
Everything You Need to Know about the 2018 Flu

2018 Flu: Everything You Need to Know

This year's flu season is the most widespread on record since health officials started to keep track 13 years ago. In the third week of January, more...
Hearing Aid Issues

Top 5 Concerns for Hearing Aids

Adjusting to life with hearing aids takes a bit of time, and it’s nerve-wracking learning to take care of your new gear. Since Medicare...
Medicare: Entitlement or Earned Benefit?

Is Medicare an “Entitlement”?

First, some terms. entitled – refers to being qualified by right according to law “a sense of entitlement” – refers to someone expecting or demanding something they...
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,...
Medicare Vision Benefits

Medicare and Vision Care

Medicare doesn’t typically cover vision care services like routine eye exams. Medicare doesn’t cover eyeglasses or contact lenses either, except under certain circumstances.  While...