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One traditional way for Medicare beneficiaries to control the large gaps in coverage left by Part A and Part B of traditional Medicare has to been to purchase a Medigap policy, also called a Medicare supplement. One good thing about these policies is that they have been pretty standard in most states since the last… Read More


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Medicare Special Needs Plans, also called SNPs, are similar to Medicare Advantage plans. However, they are only open to people who satisfy for the specific criteria of the plan. The idea behind these plans is that they are tailored for Medicare beneficiaries with specific issues, so these plans may serve people with those unique needs… Read More


Even though a lot of Medicare beneficiaries are just getting settled into their 2015 Medicare Advantage and part D drug plans, some folks are already looking forward to changes in these programs for 2016. Since CMS has finalized their updates in April of 2015, they have also been able to release some projects for next… Read More


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The first interesting fact to share about Medicare is that this program will celebrate its 50th birthday on July 30th of 2015! This large federal health insurance program has grown and evolved quite a bit in the last half of a century. The original plan only had Part A and B, and today‚Äôs seniors can… Read More


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Social Security should be simple to understand. When people work, they pay into the program. When people retire or become disabled, they can collect payments. However, Social Security has evolved into a very complex system, and because of this, there are a lot of myths about the system. This article is part of our effort… Read More


Is it a good idea to take early Social Security benefits, or should you wait until you reach your full retirement age or even longer? The Social Security Administration says that they calculate payments with a formula that is based upon life expectancy. If a person lives the amount of years that the chart predicts,… Read More