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Be Smart with Your Medicare Options

When it comes to Medicare, you’ve got some options. Here’s what to consider, and when you might want to make changes to your current plan.

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Answers to Tricky Questions about Health Savings Accounts

A little-noticed portion of the failed health-care bill introduced by House Republicans in March would have dramatically expanded the benefits of…

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How a New Health-Care Law Could Affect You

A proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act ­(Obamacare) would have a big impact on what Americans who buy health insurance…

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Health Insurance Alert If You Work Past 65

Two-thirds of baby boomers plan to work past age 65—the age at which they become eligible for Medicare—according to a…

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Avoid These 5 Big Medicare Mistakes

Medicare beneficiaries often make costly mistakes during the annual year-end “open enrollment” period during which they are allowed to make…

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Medicare Advantage Trap

When Americans become Medicare eligible, typically at age 65, they can choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, which…

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Health Insurance Traps to Avoid

This fall, it is especially important to check your health insurance coverage. That’s because in 2017 most premiums are going…

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Win Your Insurance Denial

Until a few years ago, if your health insurer denied a claim, it was complicated and frustrating to fight the…

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Health Insurance Alert If You Work Past 65

Two-thirds of baby boomers plan to work past age 65—the age at which they become eligible for Medicare—according to a…

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Wow! Insurance Pays for This…

My friend just received a 40% discount on a fitness watch. And after a dental procedure, he paid nothing for…

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Medicare Will Pay to Help You Prevent Diabetes

If you get diabetes and your doctor prescribes medications, Medicare will kick in its allotted share of the drug costs.…

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Obamacare Penalty Scam

Scammers are trying to trick people into paying Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalties to them. Like many scams, this one…

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Medicare Offers Free Weight-Loss Counseling

Medicare offers free weight-loss counseling, but fewer than 1% of Medicare’s 50 million beneficiaries use it—even though 30% of seniors…

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Medicare Premiums Could Soar

Medicare recently warned that Part B premiums could increase by as much as 52% for certain recipients in 2016. This…