Free Medicare Consultations Available During Medicare Open Enrollment Period

With the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, people all over the country are getting their advice from two noted Medicare experts, Joe Namath—the famed Jets quarterback who also sold pantyhose and Noxzema—and J.J. Walker—you remember him from the sitcom “Good Times” and his catchphrase, “Dyn-O-Mite!” Additionally,  a barrage of infomercials from actors pretending […]

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Medicare Doesn't Cover Everything

What’s Not Covered by Medicare?

Medicare provides health insurance for retirees, but it doesn’t cover everything. In fact, there’s a lot that Medicare does not cover, and many of these are health care costs that can consume a nest egg. Here are the top five healthcare costs that should be part of your retirement preparations: Medicare and Long Term Care […]

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Medicare requires a specific form or it won't provide information

Power of Attorney is Not Enough for Medicare

A power of attorney is usually enough to take charge of a loved one’s financial and medical matters when they become incapacitated. But with Medicare, you need more than a POA.  Many people learn this the hard way. It is a problem that can be easily solved and will save you and your loved ones […]

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President Johnson signs SS Bill 1965 Courtesy JFK Presidential Library

Today is the 55th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 55 years, these two programs have protected the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. It was controversial at the time, but it wasn’t a new […]

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Medicare Continues to Confuse and Confound

With the start of the Medicare enrollment season here, more seniors are finding themselves baffled by an array of choices.  How can you avoid making a mistake that may haunt you for the rest of your life? The launch of the new Medicare Plan Finder will be the only way to discover information about the […]

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Even Fools Know Medicare Can Be a Problem

Pre-retirement, many folks think they have only to enroll in Medicare and all will be well – including their health care budget. It would be great if it was that simple. It’s not. And not understanding how Medicare works and which plan to pick can make medical expenses a bigger part of a retirement budget […]

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