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Navigating the Complexity of Medicaid and Medicare Dual Eligibility

Q. I am aware that many people are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. How does dual eligibility work? It seems like anything involving Medicaid and/or Medicare can be pretty complicated. Can you tell me more about it and … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: One-Stop Resource for Medicare Offerings

Dear Angel,I recently signed up for Medicare. What is the best place to go to find out about all of the offerings, including preventative care and chronic care management?Thanks for your help!Juan Stopp---Dear … [Read more...]

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Should You Ever Prepay a Hospital Bill?

A week before she was due to have knee replacement surgery, Jennifer got a call from the surgeon’s office. She was told that she had not met her annual deductible, so she would owe $700 up-front. Jennifer paid because she thought … [Read more...]

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A Screening Tool Exists that Accurately Predicts End-of-Life

Q. I read somewhere that there is a screening tool that was developed to more accurately predict someone’s risk of dying based on different factors. Do you know more about this or other screening tools that are out there and how … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: New Medicare Card Scams Are on the Rise

Dear Hayek,I recently received a call from Medicare asking if I could verify my Medicare number for the new plastic Medicare card being sent my way. The man sounded very professional, and I was tempted to give him my number. … [Read more...]

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Long-Term Care Planning

Guest Post by Michael Feinberg CLU, ChFC, Director of Insurance for Madison Financial StrategiesAs the population has continued to age over the last 30-40 years, one major risk to the financial wellbeing of individuals and … [Read more...]

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The Top 10 Causes of Senior Driving Accidents

The population of seniors who are older than 65 has grown at a faster rate than any other age bracket, and they are continuing to drive longer than ever before. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), there were 48 … [Read more...]

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