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See if you’re eligible

Medicare Savings Programs You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions. These conditions are listed below under “How do I apply for Medicare Savings Programs?” 4 kinds of Medicare Savings Programs If you have income from working, you may qualify for these 4 programs even if your income is higher than the income limits listed below. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program          QMB income &…

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Keep an eye on your mailbox

Here is what was in my email inbox today everyone should be getting one of the new Medicare cards. Your new Medicare card is coming soon Keep an eye on your mailbox — we’re starting to mail new Medicare cards in your state! Remember, once card mailings begin in your state, it’ll take about a month to finish. So you might get your new Medicare card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area. One tip: if you have a MyMedicare.gov account, you can sign in and…

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Sound familiar?

Have you heard this before? If you’re starting to get mail from AARP its time to start looking at healthcare options for retirement or it’s that time of the year “open season” to be making choices. Unforutitly healthcare choices are always changing and you have to go back and re-evaluate your coverage and options every year, For example, The Part B premium remained steady (for most enrollees) at $104.90 from 2013 through 2016. It increased in 2017, although because the Social Security COLA was just 0.3 percent for 2017, Part B premium increases for…

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Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the healthcare system can be a daunting and time-consuming task and it’s a little different for everyone. It will depend on your age, coverage, location, for example, someone in New York will pay a different premium than someone in Alabama. Here is a partial list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care visit WalletHub for a more comprehensive list, by services. Source: WalletHub   Overall Rank (1 = Best) State Total Score ‘Cost’ Rank ‘Access’ Rank ‘Outcomes’ Rank 1 Hawaii 67.36 3 42 1 2 Iowa 66.62 2 19 13 2 Minnesota 66.62 5…

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