Private insurers are increasing their plan offerings for Medicare Advantage (MA) in 2020. Nearly 3,150 MA plans, which include expanded coverage options not available under basic Medicare, will be available in local markets to beneficiaries in 2020. That is up 15 percent from 2019, according to a recent assessment by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
From what beneficiaries will be paid to what workers could owe in payroll tax, big changes are on the way for America's top social program.
If you’re covered under Medicare, don’t let complacency prevent you from reviewing your health insurance options and maybe saving some money.
Medicare will now cover blood pressure monitoring devices for all beneficiaries suspected of reporting abnormal blood pressure levels when administered in clinical settings.
We’re doing something a little different this holiday week. Because “Medicare for All” is so much in the news, we’re rerunning an earlier explainer episode.
Hundreds of thousands who enrolled in Medicare after age 65 pay a penalty that continues as long as they live. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and other lawmakers want seniors to get more warning.
When life throws you a curveball, saving for retirement Opens a New Window. becomes a more challenging goal for Americans.
Millennials take note: The key to retiring on time is starting to save money early. Follow this advice from experts
Retire in Arizona? Boomers in search of a place to land with nicer weather and lower taxes should look to the Southwest.
Minnesota is among a minority of states — just 13 — that impose a state-level tax on Social Security benefits. Why does Minnesota do that? The answer can be traced back to the overall design of our state's income tax system.
The importance of Social Security Opens a New Window. in relation to the financial well-being of our nation's retired Opens a New Window. workforce simply can't be overstated.
Oral health is an integral part of overall health, but its importance to overall health and well-being often goes unrecognized.1 Untreated oral health problems can lead to serious health complications. Having no natural teeth can cause nutritional deficiencies and related health problems.2 Untreated caries (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease can exacerbate certain diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and lead to chronic pain, infections, and loss of teeth.3 Lack of routine dental care can also delay diagnosis of conditions, which can lead to potentially preventable complications, high-cost emergency department visits, and adverse outcomes.
In states including Texas, Arizona and Louisiana, a series of events have been held to harness energy on the ground and to showcase enthusiasm.
We all make mistakes, and many of them hurt us in one way or another. A 2013 CareerBuilder survey found that 58% of resumes were dismissed by companies because of typos. Many people use fabric softener in all our loads of laundry, too, when it leaves a coating on fabric that reduces the absorbency of towels.
Even in your early 60s, don't count on Medicare kicking in too soon if your boss offers a buyout. Also: How to avoid a big tax bill when taking monthly withdrawals from investments.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 12 million Americans age 65 and older have diabetes and another 23 million have pre-diabetes; to help care for this growing epidemic, Medicare provides a wide range of coverage, but it’s important to understand that they don’t cover everything.
If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.
A new federal law will give patients more information about prices and fees when paying a doctor's visit.
The average Social Security benefit for all workers in 2018 is just $1,404 monthly, or $16,848 yearly.
For married couples, claiming benefits "is a household decision, not an individual decision," says Paula McMillan, a certified financial planner in Greensboro,