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How To Appeal a Medicare Part B Premium Penalty For High Income

If you are a Medicare beneficiary that had a high income within the last couple of years, you may be penalized with a higher premium by Medicare. This penalty can affect your Part B premium and your prescription drug (Part D) premium. There is a process to appeal a Part B premium penalty. The technical name …

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Medicare Enrollment – Legislation Looks to Address Confusion

For many years, it was easy to know when retirement, Social Security, and Medicare were going to be a reality in our lives. Age 65 was the defining marker for all of those, including Medicare enrollment. That one birthday used to mean that retirement (and hopefully a pension), better healthcare options through Medicare, and the …

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Prescription Drug Coverage With Medicare Supplements

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance policies do not provide prescription drug coverage. If you have a Medicare Supplement plan, you can still get drug coverage through a separate prescription drug plan through companies that offer drug plans such as Silverscript or Humana. Prescription drug plans are also known as Part D of Medicare. Prescription Drug Coverage Under Legacy …

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Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement? The Pros and Cons

  There is a lot of information on the internet about Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. That typically means there is some misinformation, too. I follow a lot of news sources on Medicare and read articles on the web. While gathering information for this article, the first two articles I ran across had glaring …

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