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1-minute video: How Do I Choose Medicare Coverage When I Retire?

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). Medicare is often confusing for the first time – that’s normal. YOUR health history is key to designing your options, so asking someone else what they would do or suggest ignores YOUR health for […]

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1-minute video: 5 Important Medicare Facts for Pre-Retirees

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view. Don’t feel bad if you find Medicare confusing the first time you become eligible and it is time to enroll during your Initial Enrollment period. Enrollment is confusing for everyone the first time (and […]

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Appealing the IRMAA (What’s that? Ans: Higher Medicare Part B & D premiums)

Appealing the IRMAA (What’s that? Ans: Higher Medicare Part B & D premiums)

How do you appeal the Medicare Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, or IRMAA? Amid the long checklist of things you must do at retirement, this can easily be overlooked, causing you to pay more in Medicare premiums than you need to. The IRMAA was first enacted in 2003 as a provision of the Medicare Modernization Act […]

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Medicare … what and when?

What is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance … what are the different Parts? (Note: Medicare does NOT pay for Long Term Care except in very limited cases!! That is what Long Term Care Insurance is for). When are you eligible for Medicare and when must you enroll ? (the 3 months before, the month of, and 3 months after […]

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