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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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 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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