Medical Expenses

Medical Expenses

Flexible Spending Accounts Now More Flexible

New IRS rules may help you avoid losing pre-tax money that you designated for FSA health-care spending.

Health Insurance

Tricky Rules About When Medicare Covers You Lead to Costly Mistakes

It’s often very difficult to understand what’s covered and what’s not with Medicare. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

Long-Term Care Insurance

What’s New with Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-care insurance isn’t new, but there are recent developments everyone should know about whether you have this type of coverage or not. Read on…

Health Insurance

Preauthorization Traps: Don’t Get Stuck with Unexpected Medical Bills

Don’t assume that every test or procedure your doctor orders will be covered by your health insurance plan. Here’s when you need preauthorization…

Health Insurance

How to Be Heard in the Health Care Debate

Health care is vital for everyone, so it’s important to voice your concerns during this political season. Here are the best ways to be heard…

Health Insurance

Health Insurance “IRAs” to Debut

Employers are about to get a new option to reimburse employees for health insurance premiums and other health-care expenses.

Health Insurance

Lyme or Chronic Fatigue? Get Your Insurer to Pay Up

When you doctor says you have a health problem that your health or disability insurer insists isn’t “real,” it’s time to fight back. How to win…

Health Insurance

Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare? How to Choose

If you need help navigating the alphabet soup of traditional Medicare (plus Medigap) and Medicare Advantage, here’s how.

Health Insurance

The Best Health-Care Insurers

The best health-care insurers in a nationwide survey stand out for value, customer service and more.

Health Insurance

The Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Members of Medicare Advantage plans share their insights to help you choose the best options.

Health Insurance

How to Choose a Private Health Insurance Plan

The best health-care insurers in a nationwide survey stand out for value, customer service and more.

Health Insurance

What Does Your Health Insurance Really Cover? Smart Ways to Find Out

Health insurance is a crucial safety net. But many people don’t really know what medical expenses are covered. Here’s why you need to find out…

Medical Expenses

Don’t Let Hospitals Make You Prepay Your Bill

Here’s what to say when hospitals ask you to prepay for a procedure, which they are increasingly doing.

Medical Expenses

How to Find Out the Cost of Hospital Care

Until recently, the cost of hospital care was largely a mystery until you or your insurer got billed. Now, you can find out sooner. Here’s how…

Common Threads

Health Care: Your Right and Your Responsibility

If health care is our right, then why isn’t it our responsibility to make healthy choices in our lives? Reducing health-care costs is up to us.