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How to Cancel Each Part of Medicare

As your health insurance needs change, you may find yourself in a position where you wish to cancel your Medicare coverage. All the information you need to cancel any part of your Medicare insuran...
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How Old Do You Have to Be for Medicare?

If you’ve ever heard of Medicare, you might be wondering how old you have to be to sign up. Medicare is usually for people 65 years old and older. However, you might qualify for Medicare if yo...
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Seniors and Sleep: How Much Sleep You Need and How You Can Get It

We all need our Z’s, but does the amount of recommended sleep change with age? Seniors have different needs when it comes to diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits, so it seems logical that y...
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How Much Does Medicare Insurance Cost in 2020?

To understand how much Medicare insurance costs , you must first decide which kind of Medicare coverage you want — Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Par...
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How Medicare Works: A Comprehensive Guide

With over 58 million beneficiaries in 2019, Medicare is the largest health insurance program in the U.S. 1 So how does Medicare work? Below is a comprehensive explanation of the parts of Medica...
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How Medicare Advantage Plans Differ

Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) are sold by private insurance companies as an alternative to Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B). By law, every Medicare Advantage Plan must...
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Medicare Funding in Review: How Medicare Is Paid For

In 2017, Medicare benefit payments topped $700 billion. Medicare funding made up 15 percent of total federal spending in the same year, which equaled that of defense spending. 1 Medicare is pai...
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How Are Your Medicare Costs Calculated?

If you are a high-income earner, you could potentially pay higher premiums for Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage. But how are these Medicare costs calcu...
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How You Can Get Help Paying Medicare Premiums

Medicare costs can add up. In addition to out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and coinsurance, there are also Medicare premiums that must be paid to maintain coverage. In this guide, we detail...
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How Is Heart Disease Treated?

Heart disease (also called cardiovascular disease ) is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the U.S., with more than 600,000 deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease each ye...
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