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Medicare Pilot Program Allows for Hospice Coverage While Still Fighting a Disease

Some recipients of Medicare’s hospice benefit will no longer be forced to make a wrenching choice.

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Budget Deal Blunts Medicare Premium Spike, At Least for Now

As a result of the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Medicare Part B premiums will rise only about 15 percent for about 16 million beneficiaries, and the Part B deductible will rise a similar amount. 

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Social Security Benefits to Remain Flat in 2016, While Millions Could Get Stuck With Huge Medicare Increases

For only the third time in 40 years, the nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will not receive an increase in benefit payments next year.  However, as a direct result of this, about 30 percent of Medicare are facing a staggering 52 percent increase in premiums.

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Know Your Options Before Signing Up for Medicare

As you get ready to turn 65, you may be inundated with information about Medicare.

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10 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan

Choosing a Medicare drug plan (Medicare Part D) requires evaluating more factors than just the cost of the monthly premium.

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End-of-Life Dilemma: Hospice or Nursing Home?

End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but many Medicare recipients are being forced to choose between nursing home or hospice care, although neither by themselves may be ideal for a patient nearing the end of life.

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Relief From Medicare's Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. 

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Who Will Benefit from the New Medicare Policy Change?

This ruling could have a profund impact on the lives of Medicare beneficiaries who need the care of a skilled professional ...

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