Medicare can seem like a daunting topic to cover. Last Monday, we hosted an online presentation during National Medicare Education Week to provide an overview of Medicare basics and give viewers the chance to ask questions. We received great questions and decided to share the answers with you. Here are the top seven Medicare questions asked during National Medicare Education Week 2018.
Fall is Medicare plan shopping season. The Annual Enrollment Period starts on October 15 and runs through December 7.
You are next in line to receive your new Medicare card. Medicare announced that cards are in the mail to you and others who live in your state. Each wave of mailings can take several weeks to complete, so keep an eye out for your card with patience.
Medicare fraud can be big business for fraudsters and a big problem for taxpayers.
What is the best age to start receiving social security retirement benefits? The “best age” is different for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?