With a middle schooler at home, retirement remains a few years away for me. Still, I am looking forward to when the schedule may be a little less hectic and there’s more free time to travel and explore. (And with cell coverage and internet access I will still be serving clients like you, perhaps with […]
Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards Congress in 2015 passed a law requiring Medicare to stop using Social Security numbers and come up with a way to protect seniors from identity theft. The new Medicare numbers will be a randomly generated sequence of 11 numbers and letters. Beginning April 2018, Medicare will […]
My thoughts on some of the six excellent questions Elizabeth Rosenthal, author of “An American Sickness,” suggests you should ask at every doctor’s appointment to make sure your medical bills are what you expect. Question #1. How much will this cost? Your provider’s office staff will know the fee a procedure, or series of procedures are billed […]
When you’re first eligible for Medicare, usually when you turn 65, you have an Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A. You usually don’t pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage) if you or your spouse paid Medicare taxes for 40 quarters, or ten years, while working. This is sometimes […]
Reasons Why New Yorkers Switch Their Medigap Policies: You’re paying for benefits you don’t need. You need more benefits than you needed before. Your current Medigap policy has the right benefits, but you want to change your insurance company. Your current Medigap policy has the right benefits, but you want to find a policy that’s less […]
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On January 1, 2006, the US federal government introduced a program to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs and prescription drug insurance premiums for Medicare beneficiaries. You must enroll in a Part C (Medicare Advantage with Drug) or Part D (Stand Alone Prescription Drug) plan to participate in this federal-government-subsidized drug program. Here’s a summary on how […]
What is Long Term Care? Almost 70% of people turning 65 will need long term care at some point in their lives. Long term care is when we need help with two or more daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating or using the bathroom. (i) Care can be provided in a nursing home, assisted care facility or at […]