How Work Affects Benefits

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Anyone who collects Social Security benefits before full retirement age—including retired workers, their spouses, and survivors—are subject to earnings restrictions if they continue work while receiving benefits. The earnings cap applies only to wages from a job or net self-employment income, not other sources of income such as investments, pensions, other government benefits or payment […]

Social Security Basics

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Deciding when and how to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most important decisions that retirees will ever make.  For most retirees, Social Security is a critical piece of the retirement income puzzle. In an era of disappearing pensions, it is one of the few sources of guaranteed income that lasts a lifetime, […]

Understanding IRMAA: How the Sale of Assets Can Impact MedicarePremiums


Introduction:Medicare, the federal health insurance program for individuals aged 65 and older, plays a crucial role in ensuring access to healthcare services. While many beneficiaries are familiar with the basic structure of Medicare, fewer are aware of the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) and its potential impact on Part B and Part D premiums. This […]

How Does Medicare Insurance Cover Osteoporosis?

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Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones, affects approximately 54 million Americans. It’s a growing concern, especially among the elderly, making it crucial to understand how Medicare insurance plays a pivotal role in managing this condition. This article, tailored for, aims to provide an expert perspective on how Medicare facilitates osteoporosis care, from screenings […]

What is a Cognitive Screening?

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It’s well known that our mental faculties decline a bit as we age, like becoming more forgetful or easily distracted. That’s why you should receive a cognitive screening each year. Luckily, it’s covered by Medicare. As we age, it’s common to experience some degree of cognitive decline relating to processing information, executive cognitive function, and memory. […]

Medicare and Technology: Using Online Tools to Enhance Your Medicare Experience

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Introduction: In today’s digital age, technology plays a pivotal role in enhancing our access to healthcare information and services. For Medicare beneficiaries, leveraging online tools can simplify the management of their healthcare coverage, providing convenience and empowerment. This article explores how you can utilize technology to make your Medicare experience more efficient and informed. 1. […]

Maximizing Your Medicare: How to Choose Supplements That Work for You

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Introduction: While Medicare provides a substantial foundation for your healthcare in retirement, it doesn’t cover everything. This is where Medicare Supplement Plans, commonly known as Medigap, come into play. These plans are designed to fill the “gaps” in Original Medicare (Parts A and B), such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. This guide aims to help […]

Navigating the Medicare Maze: Essential Tips for First-Time Enrollees

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Introduction: Entering the world of Medicare can feel like stepping into a labyrinth of choices and decisions. As you approach eligibility, typically at the age of 65, understanding Medicare becomes crucial. This guide is tailored for first-time enrollees, to help you navigate the Medicare maze with confidence and ease. Understanding the Basics of Medicare: Medicare […]

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