infographic detailing the differences between medicare and medicaid, which is also explained below in plain text.
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 16, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

The Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid

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The words “Medicare” and “Medicaid” are so much alike that it’s easy to get confused. To add to the confusion, both are government programs that help people pay for health care. But that’s where the similarities end.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Saving on Medicare When Self Employed

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Many people today have either started their own business or ventured into the workforce as a freelancer or contractor.  If you’re self-employed and are about to enroll in Medicare, you may not be aware how self-employment impacts your Medicare choices. And in some cases, you could actually gain some tax benefits as a self-employed individual.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

What Happens to Your Medicare Coverage If You Return to Work?

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Today, it’s not uncommon for people who leave the workforce around Medicare eligibility age (age 65) to return to work later on. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2026 about 30 percent of people ages 65 through 75, and 11 percent of people 75 and older, will be working. Maybe it’s a passionate side-gig, a part-time job or you’ve gone back full-time. In any case, when you go back to work, what does that mean for your Medicare coverage?

Medicare Tips & Resources | Mon, Apr 27, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

6 Tips to Help Protect Yourself From Medicare Fraud

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Medicare fraud can be big business for fraudsters and a big problem for taxpayers. And emergent health crises, such as the one around COVID-19, may create environments prime for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting people.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Apr 23, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Retiring in 2020: What to Know About Medicare

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If you’re planning to retire in 2020, there are some things to know about Medicare enrollment. Depending on which situation you best match below, you have some options to think about. Read through a quick list of things everyone should know about Medicare and then find the situation that best matches you.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

5 Medicare Myths Set Straight

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In 2018, a Nationwide Retirement Institute survey found that despite nearly 86 percent of older adults being enrolled or planning to enroll in Medicare, a whopping 72 percent wish they had a better understanding of Medicare coverage. The study further found the following as misconceptions that people have about Medicare:

Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

What Happens to Your Medicare Plan If You Move?

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Sometimes life happens. Maybe you got a new job, or you’re retiring, or you wish to be closer to your family. No matter why, if you’re moving and have Medicare coverage, you may qualify for a unique Special Enrollment Period when you can make some changes.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Wellness Visit

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Your Medicare Wellness Visit is an annual benefit that provides wellness care. Wellness care is health care that may help lower your risk of illness or injury.

Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Dec 20, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

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If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Prescription Discount Cards and Other Money-Saving Medicare Tips

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Prescription drugs can take a big bite out of your budget. Your Medicare prescription drug plan may offer cost-saving benefits that you may not be aware of. Also, some pharmacies offer discount programs or savings on 60- or 90-day refills.