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Medicare Costs 2018   The 2018 Medicare costs have finally been posted at www.medicare.gov.  So, what’s the damage? The standard Part B premium amount will stay at $134 (or higher depending on your income) in 2018. However, some people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount ($109 on average in 2017; $130

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Attained Age vs. Issue Age vs. Community Rated I get this question from time to time. Apparently, several websites, YouTube videos, and forums have some information about this topic that is loosely worded. It seems to lead folks to the conclusion that an Issue Age rated policy is the best. Let’s break them down: Attained-Age

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CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Date 2017-09-14 Title CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Contact press@cms.hhs.gov CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Removing Social Security numbers strengthens fraud protections for about 58 million Americans En español Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the public its first look at the newly

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A lot of people new to Medicare will come to see me already having done some homework. They have a pretty good idea of how Medicare works and understand the difference in Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. They might have even decided on which Medicare supplement they want. That supplement is almost always the Plan F.

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We are very excited to announce that our owner, Ron Ray has been published on one of the nation’s  leading financial websites.  His article, Four Pillars to a Successful Retirement, can be read below or accessed on the CNN Money website by clicking the link.  Give us a call to Stress Test your retirement plan.  

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 With approximately 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the United States, there is a lot of interest in Medicare. One of the first questions people ask themselves is “Do I need an insurance agent for Medicare?” Medicare does take time to learn, especially for those that do not work with insurance every day. It

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In the first four parts of our series, we learned about Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, and the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. In the fourth and final chapter, we will attempt to demystify Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage.   Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C plans replace your original Medicare A and B

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