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Medicare Part B

Don't Be Surprised by Retiree Healthcare Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Retirement isn't cheap. Even though you're no longer drawing a paycheck, you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation and healthcar...

Explore Medicare Before You Turn 65

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 -- and thereby become eligible for Medicare. Many would argue that unlike most signs of getting older, that's a good thing, considering how expensive individual health insurance has become.

How Medicare Covers Alzheimer's Disease

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Here's a breakdown of what Medicare does and doesn't cover when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, along with some tips that can help you plan ahead.

Medicare Supplemental Policies: Do You Need One?

David Belk | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
David Belk

Medicare coverage goes far beyond what almost anyone would ever need, so buying a Medicare supplemental policy amounts to little more than giving an insurance company your money so that they can keep it.

Medicare Means Tested -- Who Knew?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

There's no need to debate whether the rich should be asked to shoulder more of the burden of financing Medicare because they already do. The question of the moment is how much more.

Who Pays for More Means Testing in Medicare? The Middle Class

Joe Baker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Medicare remains an overwhelmingly popular benefit, and American families are supportive of preserving it. But some policymakers propose pushing middle- and high-income Medicare beneficiaries down a slippery slope by further increasing premiums based on their incomes.

Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Medicare's 2013 open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2012. For most current enrollees, that's the only time to make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.

Supercommittee: Don't Cut Medicare Part B

Thair Phillips | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Thair Phillips

The world's wealthiest country is thinking about doing the unthinkable: slashing funds to the section of Medicare that covers vital treatments like chemotherapy for American seniors. These potentially deadly cuts must be rejected.

Medicare Open Enrollment Comes Early

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you're enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15-December 7, 2011. That's Medicare's 2012 Open Enrollment period -- and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past.

Investigate Medicare Before You Need It

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Alderman

If you're approaching 65, here are some Medicare basics you might want to become familiar with now, rather than waiting until the last minute.