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Beginning in April, and continuing for a year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will mail new identification cards to Medicare’s 55 million beneficiaries. These cards will replace the version in effect since 1965. (Historical note: The first Medicare card was issued to former President Harry S. Truman by then-President Lyndon B. […]
1. Enrolling in Medicare Part B at the wrong time. You should enroll in Medicare Part B three months prior to your 65th birthday, unless you will continue to have group health insurance coverage through your or your spouse’s employer. If your employer has fewer than 20 employees you may still need to sign up […]
I am currently on my company’s medical plan and turning 65. I plan on working for several more years and staying on the company’s medical plan, do I have to sign up for Medicare Part B now? In most cases no, as long as you have group health insurance provided by your employer you can […]
Seniors, open your mail and read it carefully. What you don’t know can hurt you. A special Medicare provision that allows private health insurance companies to enroll individuals who become eligible for Medicare into their Medicare Advantage coverage is costing surprised patients lots of money, according to news reports. The little known rule, called “seamless […]
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