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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Part B Late Penalties Could Cost You Big Time

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You’re turning 65 and it’s time to sign up for Medicare. Depending on your situation, there are parts of Medicare you may not need right away, like Part B if you are still working and have employer-sponsored coverage. However, if you don’t figure out your personal needs and miss your Initial Enrollment Period, you may have to pay penalties for as long as you have Medicare.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Getting a Knee Replaced? Here Are Four Things You Need to Know

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you need a knee replacement, you have plenty of company. Some 2.5 million Americans, including 3 percent of people over the age of 60, have a knee they weren’t born with.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Delaying Your Social Security Payments Might Be Worth the Wait

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

What is the best age to start receiving social security retirement benefits? The “best age” is different for everyone.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare… or Not

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The popular perception is that your 65th birthday marks the milestone in your life when you hang up your spurs, kick back, and reap the fruits of your labor as you enjoy sunsets from your porch.

Senior woman reading tablet
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How to Avoid Paying More for Prescription Drug Coverage

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’ve got a chronic condition that requires a lot of medication, chances are you’ve got your prescription drug plan figured out. If you’re in tip-top shape and don’t take a single pill, what’s the point? When it comes to prescription drug coverage and Medicare, if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible, you could pay more down the road through penalties.

Woman doctor with senior patient
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

You’re 65 and Working: What about Medicare?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Retirement used to be closely linked to turning 65. No more. The full retirement age for anyone born in 1943 or later is at least 66. It’s 67 if you were born in 1960 or later. Full retirement age is the age at which you can receive 100% of your social security retirement benefit.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Short of Breath During Allergy Season? You May Have Asthma

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the lung’s airways. This can make breathing difficult or even impossible. If left unmanaged or misdiagnosed, asthma can be deadly. About 3,300 people die from it every year.1

Retired man on lawn chair
Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Get Ready for Your New Medicare Card

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare is removing social security numbers from Medicare cards. The change is to help protect your personal identity. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same and continue without interruption.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Born in 1955 or Later? You May Have to Work Until You’re 67

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Once upon a time, turning 65 years old meant you could get your full Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage at the same time.