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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


Working past traditional retirement age used to be uncommon. The Department of Labor Statistics estimated that about 15 percent of people over 65 still worked in 2006. Today, the number of people who wait to retire until between 66 and 74 years of age is expected to top one in four. At over the age… Read More


Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period 2015 – Medicare Gals http://youtu.be/q9EE4xGJ5PI Hi, I’m Mary I’m Sondra And we’re the girls that keep you in the know Mary: A lot of our viewers want to know what their options are outside of AEP. Well, we are in what Medicare calls the MADP; Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. This period… 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


Many veterans, and some active-duty service people wonder if they need to enroll in Medicare Part B as soon as they qualify. Most people over 65 qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A, but they are required to pay a premium for Part B. This year, this premium is $104.90 for most eligible people, but that figure could change… Read More


Medicare approved prescription drug plans, also called Medicare Part D, but they are offered by private health insurance companies. If you do not get this coverage when you first become eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty. All plans have to conform to state and local insurance rules, but they are different because… Read More