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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


Here is another handy website that you can visit to find local resources that may help you or a loved one remain independent at home despite aging or a disability: ElderCare.gov. The prominent feature of the site is a lookup form that delivers results right to your computer monitor, tablet, or smartphone. You can search… 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’s seniors can… Read More


Medicare helps millions of American seniors and disabled people pay medical bills, but there are gaps in the program that still leave beneficiaries vulnerable. Examples are copays, deductibles and things that Medicare doesn’t cover at all. Some Medicare recipients buy supplements, sometimes called Medigap plans, in order to protect themselves against these gaps in health… Read More


For many Americans, finally making it to Medicare age is somewhat of a right of passage. Why not? Working Americans have paid into this system most of their lives, and now it is time to reap the benefits. Just to ensure that you are familiar with the enrollment process for Part A and Part B,… Read More


What’s new to Medicare in 2015? – Medicare Gals http://youtu.be/7jsqZsj6U6Y Have you recently turned 65 or will be turning 65 this year? Or perhaps you meet the other criteria necessary to be Medicare-eligible? With the start of 2015 comes premium changes, and some new benefits for those enrolling in a Medicare plan. Medicare beneficiaries will… Read More