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Medicare premiums will increase in the y...

For many Americans, Medicare premiums will increase in the year 2017. On New Year’s Day, 2011, the first baby boomers celebrated their 65th birthdays. Baby boomers are the 77 million Americans born between the years, 1946 and 1964. Since that first day of 2011, baby boomers have been turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day, and that daily rate will continue until the year 2030. What’s that got to do with Medicare premiums in the year 2017? The difference between the benefits promised and the taxes actually being paid into Medicare is already underfunded by at least $23...

What is Medicare?

Medicare is The United States’ health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can also qualify for Medicare. Including people who have disabilities and who have permanent kidney failure. The Medicare program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care. You can now apply for Medicare even if you’re not ready to retire. The Medicare health insurance plan is financed by a portion of the payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers. It also is financed in...

Medicare Benefits Information

There is about 70% of seniors who receive Original Medicare; the rest receive their coverage through Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage insurers must cover every service, which Original Medicare covers, except hospice care and some care in qualifying clinical research studies. With all types of Medicare Advantage plan, you are covered for urgent and emergency care. Most of Medicare Advantage plans will include some prescription drug coverage. However, these plans do charge different out-of-pockets costs and they will have different rules for how you receive your...

Let’s discuss Medicare

October is known as Talk About Prescriptions Month and it marks the start of Medicare’s Open enrollment period. This is the perfect time for seniors to talk about Medicare medications coverage and extra help that comes from Social Security. Newly eligible Medicare enrollees and current enrollees who are thinking about make changes to their current plans should act now. Medicare’s open enrollment, which started on October 15 will end on December 7th. Medicare’s Part D prescription coverage is available to all those enrolled in Medicare to help them with...

Aging Matters: North Carolina Medicare&#...

Blue Moon Benefits Group will hold a Medicare benefits presentation at 11 a.m. On the 19th at the Broyhill Office Suites Conference Center 3540 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 23012 This presentation will help seniors understand the Medicare options that are available. The presentation is free but you must register by calling (336) 778-1070 or by going online at bluemoonbenefits.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp. Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will offer workshops during open enrollment to help seniors select the right prescription drug coverage, make any necessary...
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