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10 Questions to Help Prevent Surprise Medical Bills

Monday, October 9, 2017

Unfortunately, many people are hit with surprise medical bills and fees after being treated by a healthcare provider at a clinic or hospital. Even when patients make every effort to understand their ... READ MORE

Safe Travel Tips for Seniors and Baby Boomers

Friday, September 8, 2017

A successful vacation requires a little extra planning to help mitigate worries and keep you as safe as possible while traveling. This is especially true for seniors and baby boomers who may have hea ... READ MORE

Important Reasons to Plan Ahead for Long-Term Care Now

Friday, September 8, 2017

Long-term care is for anyone of any age who needs help taking care of themselves over an extended period of time due to disability, severe mental illness, disease, injuries, or medical events such as ... READ MORE

How to Organize Your Medical Information in 5 Easy Steps

Friday, September 8, 2017

Physicians and health care providers keep medical records to better understand a patient’s prior care and to help inform their decision for treatment plans. Developing your own system for organizing ... READ MORE

What Is Medigap?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Medigap: Medicare Supplement Plans A-N Medicare Supplemental plans, or Medigap, cover the costs you’re responsible for with Original Medicare. There are 10 Medicare Supplement plan options available; ... READ MORE

Your Guide to Understanding Medicare Parts A-D

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people with certain disabilities, or people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Some people get Medicare Part A (Hospital I ... READ MORE

What Happens If I Start Collecting Social Security After Retirement?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Bigger Check After Full Retirement Age What happens if you start collecting social security after full retirement age? You'll likely get a bigger check every month. However, how much bigger depends ... READ MORE

Understanding Social Security

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Over 62 million people today receive some form of Social Security benefits. (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2017), but Social Security is more than just a retirement program. ... READ MORE

Social Security Retirement Benefits

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Social Security was originally intended to provide older Americans with continuing income after retirement. Since then, the scope of Social Security has been widened to include survivor's, disability, ... READ MORE

Key Differences Between Medicare, Medicaid, and VA Military Benefits

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

There are three major government programs that offer healthcare benefits: Medicare, Medicaid, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA, formerly the Veterans Administration). Eligibility is dif ... READ MORE

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