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What You Need to Know about Medicare Wellness Checkups

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When is a physical not a physical? Many people think that the Medicare annual wellness visit — a free benefit created under the Affordable Care Act — is the same [more…]

Breaking a Language Barrier to Enroll in Medicare

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Most people whose first language isn't English don't realize that they have the right to ask for an interpreter when calling the Social Security Administration [more…]

Knowing Which Federal Agency Will Answer Your Medicare Question

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The bureaucratic division between Social Security and Medicare, which consumers often find confusing, has its roots in history. When Medicare began in 1966, the [more…]

Medicare For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to Medicare (or soon will be), here's some information at a glance on three crucial Medicare topics: a useful list of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind before you embark on the program; a quick [more…]

10 Options for Medical Coverage in Retirement

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Unless you'll receive retiree health benefits from an employer or union, you need to consider what medical coverage you can get if you retire before or after [more…]

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