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Employees and Medicare

When we reach age 65 almost all of us qualify for Medicare coverage. Which parts, if any, we need to enroll in depends on our employment status. Those of us who are covered on plans with companies which have at least 20 employees are not as pressed to enroll in the various parts of Medicare […]

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Tick Tock

Websites are freezing at both the insurance carriers and at the federal Marketplace as time is drawing near for the end of the 2016 health insurance open enrollment period.  Phone lines to both sets of providers are busy and disconnects after interminable holds are once again the norm. December 15 marks the last day to […]

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Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage?

Each day thousands of us turn 65 and we need to address this choice. So how do we choose and what criteria do we need to consider in making this choice? Fundamentally, we compare apples and oranges when we face this decision. Remember, Medicare Advantage plans are the actuarial equivalent of traditional Medicare (Parts A […]

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Why Should I Care?

In my last post we identified who should pay attention to the Medicare Open Enrollment Period which runs from October 15 through December 7 of this year. In this post I would like to explain what we should be paying attention to and why it is important to review current benefits and changes that are […]

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It’s Medicare Season Again!!!

In about a month the Medicare open enrollment period begins again. Media blitzes will begin and we will all be bombarded with information designed to unsettle us. So who should be concerned? This enrollment process affects individuals who are Medicare eligible, but not all Medicare beneficiaries are 65 and older. Many younger individuals are covered […]

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