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Medicare: Open enrollment boosts smaller insurers

Medicare holds an open enrollment every year for new beneficiaries, but this year some smaller insurance companies saw a bigger turnout than they’re used to. SCAN Health Plan out of California will be adding 62,200 new members to their insurance plans. This ... MORE
Medicare, News
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Medicare: Not retired? You can still apply for Medicare

Many Americans who have not yet retired don’t realize they can still apply for Medicare online. The application for Medicare can be done right online with no forms or signatures required. Apply and learn more by visiting their website. I have Part ... MORE
Medicare, News, Social Security
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Medicare: Will meals in hospitals be covered?

Millions of Americans rely on Medicare as their primary health coverage, and when they need help with food they wonder if it’ll help. There are some options available to those currently on Medicare and in need of food. This is if you ... MORE
Medicare, News
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Medicare: I have Part A, how do I get Part B?

Millions of Americans use Medicare as their primary source of healthcare coverage, but there are different parts. Some people are enrolled in Part A already, but for whatever reason aren’t enrolled in Part B. So how do you go about getting enrolled ... MORE
Medicare, Medicare Part B, News
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TRICARE coverage and Medicare explained

While Medicare is available to retired Americans collecting Social Security, there is another healthcare available to veterans called TRICARE. TRICARE is a health insurance program for active duty and retired uniformed services members to offer better access to high quality healthcare services ... MORE
Medicare, News, TRICARE
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Medicare: Different parts explained

Medicare is an insurance that many seniors enroll it once they begin collecting Social Security. Medicare is made up of different parts, with some being required and others being a choice. There are four parts in all. How to get a replacement ... MORE
Medicare, News
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Medicare: How to get a replacement Medicare card

Millions of Americans are on Medicare for health insurance, but sometimes we lose things like insurance cards. This means in order to have your medical services completed, you’ll need to replace your Medicare card. So, how do you replace your insurance card? ... MORE
Medicare, News, Social Security
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Medicare & Social Security: How to sign up for insurance

Many Americans head into retirement knowing little about Medicare and Social Security benefits. Millions of Americans are going to need both of these services, and they’re also entitled to them. It’s a good idea to learn more about them and how to ... MORE
Medicare, News, Social Security
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Social Security: Two potential, and helpful, financial changes

Seniors have been one of the hardest hit populations during inflation due to living on a fixed income from Social Security. Some changes coming in 2022 could prove to be helpful for seniors. Inflation only continues to soar. The average check has ... MORE
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Medicare: Changing your Supplement Plan

Medicare Supplement Plans are some of the most widely used healthcare programs in the U.S. Mostly people over the age of 65 use Medicare, but younger adults with disabilities may have access as well. When income and other life events change, people ... MORE
Medicare, News
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Medicare: Will premiums be reduced in 2022?

The cost of Medicare Part B premiums increased by $22 more per month this year, but a change could help lower the costly decision. The premium jumped 14.5% and the deductible rose 14.8%. The deductible is now $233, up from $203. But ... MORE
Medicare, Medicare Part B, News
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Medicare: Part B premium increase explained

2022 is bringing an increased cost for Medicare Part B premiums. The increases for both the standard premium for Medicare Part B, as well as the Part B deductible have been announced. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made the ... MORE
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Medicare increase eats away at COLA increase

Millions of Americans on Social Security and Medicare feel like the COLA increase was not enough after coverage costs rose. The 5.9% increase is to offset the cost of inflation. The increase in monthly payments is to help seniors. Seniors were excited ... MORE
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Medicare increases will impact low earners

Americans on Social Security benefits will see a 5.9% increase, but that increase isn’t enough to cover Medicare Part B. Beginning in Jan. 2022, Social Security recipients will see an increase of 5.9%, or $92 in their checks. Inflation has since reached ... MORE
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Social Security: How to save if payments aren’t enough

Many Americans retire only to discover they cannot afford to live on Social Security benefits alone. Some people realize they have too many expenses to cover with the benefit they claim once a month. The average payment for 2022 will be $1,657 ... MORE
Medicare, News, Social Security
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Under this new order, new Social Security and food stamp SNAP beneficiaries will see benefits faster

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will help those filing for SNAP and Social Security benefits get those funds quicker. This will make the IRS call Americans back instead of placing them on hold. There will be an online ... MORE
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11 major changes for money happening in 2022; Social Security, Medicare, and student loans all impacted

Every year as Americans get ready to welcome the new year, they prepare to welcoming financial changes as well. This year is no different than any other year, aside from the pandemic and the financial issues it’s caused. Regardless, 2022 is coming ... MORE
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Medicare open enrollment ends tomorrow, here are 5 things you should know

Every year there’s an open enrollment period for Medicare, and this year’s deadline is tomorrow. Anyone that needs to make changes to their health or prescription plans needs to do it by tomorrow. This deadline is specifically for seniors that are already ... MORE
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