Critter Corner – Navigating Open Enrollment: Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Offers Three Helpful Resources

Dear Kiwi and Mango,Medicare Open Enrollment is right around the corner. Are there some helpful, reliable resources I can use to help make decisions about coverage?Thanks for your help!Dee Tales --Dear … [Read more...]

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Medicare Planning: Federal Report Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Necessary Care

Q. Medicare Fall Open Enrollment starts next month. I heard something not long ago about Medicare Advantage plans denying necessary care. This is very worrisome. What do you know about this, and what is being done? Do you have any … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner Medicare Planning: Why You Should Review Your Medicare Plan Every Year

Dear Hayek,I understand that Medicare Fall Open Enrollment is starting next month. I think I’m happy with my plan, but my husband keeps saying that we should still review it every year. What are the benefits of reviewing our … [Read more...]

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Navigating Medicare? We Can Help!

Medicare Open Enrollment started this past Friday, October 15, and goes until December 7, 2021. Whether you're turning 65 or renewing your plan, we can now help you with the cumbersome and challenging Medicare process and Open … [Read more...]

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Medicare Open Enrollment: What Changed in Response to the Coronavirus?

Q. I know that the Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts next month. Have there been any changes that I should know about in response to the coronavirus? Do you have any tips for Open Enrollment? This is my first one. Thanks for … [Read more...]

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Top 19 Articles of 2019

Those who read our newsletter or follow our blog know that we covered a lot of ground in 2019. This past year, the Federal Tax Act increased the federal estate and gift tax exemption from $11.18 million dollars per person to $11.4 … [Read more...]

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Open Enrollment is Now Much Easier

 Nancy had been counting down the days to her retirement for a couple of years now. As the day got closer, she turned in her retirement paperwork to human resources, enjoyed the party her co-workers threw for her, and … [Read more...]

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment 

Last year, Marie turned 65 and she retired from work. Since then, she’s felt alive and free. She now enjoys traveling, taking classes, and checking items off her bucket list, including ziplining. One thing has been on her mind, … [Read more...]

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Watch Out for These Scams During Medicare Open Enrollment!

Joanna received a call last week from a man claiming to be from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Joanna was told that she was entitled to money back because of "changes” that were made by Medicare. The man on … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Tips for Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

Dear Magic,I will be shopping for 2018 health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange. I can tell it’s going to be complicated this season, since it was shortened to just 45 days. Do you have any tips for this … [Read more...]

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