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Common Senior Scams and Tips to Protect Your Identity

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Jul 15, 2022

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Learn all about the top scams targeting the elderly along with tips and recommendations for protecting your personal information.

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Are My Medicare Premiums Going Up in 2023?

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Jul 4, 2022

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While the actual rates won’t be announced until later in the year, learn all you need to know about projected 2023 Medicare premium changes.

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Making Smart Financial Decisions When Navigating Medicare Costs

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May 30, 2022

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Making Smart Financial Decisions When Navigating Medicare Costs

Find the answers to all your Medicare questions including how it works, what parts you need, how to enroll, when you can make changes and how much Medicare will cost in 2023.

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Does Medicaid Pay for Cremation or Other Funeral Costs?

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Sep 18, 2021

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Does Medicaid Pay for Cremation or Other Funeral Costs?

Losing someone you love is difficult enough without the added stress of worrying about covering funeral expenses and memorial services.

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How to reduce your Medicare out-of-pocket costs

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Sep 8, 2021

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How to reduce your Medicare out-of-pocket costs If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, you might be paying quite a bit in annual deductibles, monthly premiums, coinsurance, and copays. If your out-of-pocket costs last year were too high, you may want to explore your options. You may be able to lower your out-of-pocket […]

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How to reduce your Medicare Advantage monthly premium

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Sep 7, 2021

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How to reduce your Medicare Advantage monthly premium

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How to lower your generic drug copays

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Sep 4, 2021

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How to lower your generic drug copays Depending on the Medicare Advantage plan you have, how many medications you take and how often you take them, you may be feeling like you’re paying too much for generic prescription drugs. If that’s the case, it might be time to explore your options. You may be able […]

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How to lower your brand-name drug copays with Medicare

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Sep 3, 2021

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How to lower your brand-name drug copays with Medicare Copays for brand-name prescription drugs can be much higher than generic medications. If a generic alternative isn’t available, or you need to take a brand-name drug for any reason, the cost of copays may add up.  If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription […]

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How to lower your Medicare doctor copays

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Sep 2, 2021

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How to lower your Medicare doctor copays Copays for doctor visits can add up, especially if you get injured, sick, or develop a chronic illness. Depending on the Medicare Advantage plan you belong to, you may be paying anywhere from $10 to $45 (or more) each time you visit your primary care physician or a […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Medicare-Related Fraud

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Dec 29, 2020

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How to Protect Yourself from Medicare-Related Fraud

How to Protect Yourself from Medicare-Related Fraud The American government loses billions of dollars in taxpayer money to Medicare fraud and medical identity theft annually. Because these types of fraudulent activities can affect any Medicare recipient at any time, it’s important for you to be aware of how scammers commit fraud most commonly and how […]

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Does Social Security Count as Income for Medicaid?

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Dec 4, 2020

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Does Social Security Count as Income for Medicaid?

To evaluate your financial eligibility, Medicaid will review your modified adjusted gross income which may include social security payments.

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What Does Medicaid QMB Cover?

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Dec 1, 2020

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What Does Medicaid QMB Cover?

What Does Medicaid QMB Cover? Medicaid QMB is short for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary. This program comes specially designed to help people who meet the dual-eligible criteria. This means that they qualify for Medicaid and Medicare benefits, and they have limited resources. The QMB program gives these people an alternative route to pay for any medical […]

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What Does Medigap Cost?

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Oct 13, 2020

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What Does Medigap Cost?

Medicare Supplement insurance, AKA Medigap, helps cover the costs of some healthcare services that Original Medicare won’t cover.

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Does Medicare Have a Deductible?

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Oct 7, 2020

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Does Medicare Have a Deductible?

Does Medicare Have a Deductible? Health insurance exists to help pay for everything from routine doctor visits to emergency surgery. While this is ideal when faced with large medical bills, it’s important to remember that many health insurance plans, including those offered by Medicare, require you to meet a deductible amount before your benefits begin […]

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Can I Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans?

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Jul 10, 2020

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Can I Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans? Saving money is one of the keys to building and maintaining wealth, and successful savers are always looking for ways to cut costs. This can be especially true as we get older, but the good news is that you might be able to save when it comes […]

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Pharmacy Costs

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May 4, 2020

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Pharmacy Costs

Pharmacy Costs Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MA-PDs) contract with certain retail pharmacies and mail-order programs. You can visit any of the pharmacies within your plan’s network, but if you use a retail pharmacy outside the network, you may pay more for your prescriptions. Your copayment or […]

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Late Enrollment Penalties

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May 4, 2020

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Late Enrollment Penalties

Late Enrollment Penalties Keep your out-of-pocket costs lower by avoiding late enrollment penalties. When you’re first eligible for Medicare but choose to delay Part B and/or Part D benefits, you may incur late fees when you sign up after your initial enrollment period has ended. These late fees may last for the duration of your […]

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