Long Term Care Insurance

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE Among life’s encounters, few are as burdensome as long term care. Formost families, the questions are overwhelming: where can we find reliableinformation about long term care choices; what is the quality of providers;and, how do we pay the huge costs? Long term care costs are high and rising. In 2005, the annual cost for a semi-private …

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Medicare Quiz

www.kff.org/quiz/medicare-quiz Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Medicare, the people it serves, the benefits it covers, and its financial status.

June is Men’s Health Month

Father’s Day is just around the corner.  Each year, the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, is Men’s Health Week. Men’s Health Week is a great time to focus on keeping our fathers, brothers, uncles, and sons healthy — by educating them on health issues that disproportionately affect men, raising awareness of preventable health problems, and encouraging early …

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Avoid marketing scams during 2022 Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15, 2021 by The Senior Medicare Patrol Resource Center Lois C. Greisman, Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which begins on October 15 and ends December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can choose the plans that are best for them for 2022. You can get help comparing Medicare plans from your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), …

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Using Medicare Benefits Post-COVID

As the world starts to open back up from the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, millions of older adults are looking forward to getting back to social visits and rescheduling missed appointments. If you have Medicare, you’ll want to consider these tips to maximize your coverage and health post-pandemic. Continue to use Medicare-covered virtual visits  The pandemic introduced many people …

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WELCOME TO MEDICARE VIRTUAL FAIR

Register Now! JUNE 23, 2021 | OPEN FROM 3:00 PM TO 7:00 PM ET Learn about signing up for Medicare! Go to www.shiphelp.org for more details, to see the agenda, and to register. This fair is for people turning 65 or joining Medicare because of a disability. Learn about Medicare – and all its parts – to assist you in …

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Are you new to Medicare?

If you’re just getting started with Medicare or are in your first year, we have the information you need to help you understand your health care options and get the coverage that best fits your situation. Visit Medicare.gov to get answers to questions like: What are the parts of Medicare? What’s the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? How do I enroll in …

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Prevent Medicare fraud — become an informed Medicare consumer

Each day, you make important choices about your finances, health, privacy, and more. It’s National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a time that non-profit organizations and government agencies can help you protect yourself and prevent fraud by taking advantage of your rights and making better, more informed choices. Here are some things you can do to prevent Medicare fraud and become an informed …