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Relief From Medicare’s Part B Late Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

            Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. For a short time, these individuals will be able to enroll … Continue reading



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Nearing 65 and in a Marketplace Plan? Medicare Is Almost Always Your Best Bet

Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)? If so, you should think carefully about your options. While it’s possible to keep or renew your marketplace plan once you become eligible for Medicare, there could be steep costs for doing so, and switching to Medicare is viewed as the best option in virtually all cases.




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Social Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015

The nation’s elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2015.




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It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time

It’s that time of year again — time to reassess whether your Medicare plan is working for you and to jump ship if it isn’t. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7.




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Can You Appeal If Medicare Refuses to Cover Care You Received?

Sometimes Medicare will decide that a particular treatment or service is not covered and will deny a beneficiary’s claim. Many of these decisions are highly subjective and involve determining.




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