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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…

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Stop Getting Double-Billed!

Here’s a cautionary tale for those of you who aren’t paying close attention to your doctor bills: Four times this…

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Medicare Traps 2015

Avoid These 4 Costly Mistakes If you fail to fully grasp certain Medicare rules, you could end up paying unnecessarily high…

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Doctors and Hospitals Are Adding Sneaky New Fees

Many doctors and hospitals are adding on sneaky fees for services that used to be included with routine visits and…

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare

New Cautions Even If You Signed Up Last Year The Obamacare health insurance marketplaces are no longer brand new, but…

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If You Have Employer Health Insurance…

Watch Out for This Year's Traps Keep your eyes open during your employer's health insurance open-enrollment period this year. Widespread…