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Getting Outside Help When Providing Care at Home

Public and private agencies offer a variety of home care services that may be available to you.

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When Can You Delay Taking Medicare?

While you are eligible to apply for Medicare when you are 65, there are circumstances where you might not want to, particularly if you are working full time for a larger employer or contributing to a health savings account.

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Advocacy Group Challenges Major Medicare Coverage Barrier

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is launching an initiative to eliminate an unlawful requirement that Medicare beneficiaries be ab...

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Getting Medicare While Traveling or Living Overseas

Many retirees look forward to traveling in their retirement, and more and more are actually retiring overseas ...

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Medicare Announces Parts A and B Premiums and Deductibles for 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the 2016 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances ...

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What's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in the Context of Long-Term Care?

Although their names are confusingly alike, Medicaid and Medicare are quite different programs.

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Medicare to End 'Improve or You're Out' Standard for Coverage of Skilled Services

In a major change in Medicare coverage rules, the Obama administration has agreed to end Medicare’s longstanding practice of...

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Court Again Rules That Part D Recipients Must Repay Mistaken Refunds

A federal appeals court has again said that 230,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were erroneously mailed a premium refund ...

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