Medigap

Is Medigap worth the cost?

Medicare Supplemental Insurance, commonly referred to as Medigap, covers two out of ten Medicare recipients, according to the latest analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Medigap policies, sold by private insurance companies, cover Medicare Parts A and B cost-sharing requirements.…

Health care in retirement can come with a hefty price tag

Employee Benefit Research Institute found in their latest study compared health care costs in retirement between having a Medicare with a Medigap policy or a Medicare Advantage plan and found that you would pay more during the course of their…

Ask Rusty – For Some Simple Guidance About Medicare

Dear Rusty: I’m nearing 68 years old, have never signed up for Medicare but thinking that I should look into it. I’m currently covered by my wife’s health insurance through her employer. I would greatly appreciate some simple guidance regarding…

Do you want to ditch your Advantage Plan?

The open enrollment period allows people already on Medicare to switch to a different plan that suits their needs better or add prescription coverage to their existing plan. Should you drop your Medicare Advantage plan and go to the original…

How to prepare for medical expenses in retirement

Do you know that a significant portion of your retirement savings and Social Security benefits will go towards your medical expenses? A recent report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that” in 2018, 12 percent of…

Social Security Benefits and Health Care Expense Trends: A 2019 Respite?

Bernice Napach, senior writer at ThinkAdvisor, provides an analysis of current statistics on Social Security benefits and the portion that is consumed by health care costs. Following a jump in 2018, a year in which the Senior Citizen League reports…

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