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Category: Medicare

Medicare’s Plan Finder Tool: An Easy Way to Compare Health Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a great resource for Medicare beneficiaries to use when comparing Medicare health plans. The Plan Finder tool can produce personalized results to help you whether you are assessing your options to find the health insurance plan that best fits your budget and needs or reinforcing your Medicare coverage decision. Here is the infor...

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Category: Medicare

Medicare Enrollment Periods Explained

Confused about when you can enroll in Medicare or change your Medicare coverage? Enrollment in Medicare is limited to certain times depending on your specific circumstances and the type of plan you choose to enroll in. It’s important to know when you have an opportunity to enroll in the different parts of Medicare: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Me...

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Category: Social Security

Protect Your Retirement Benefits with a my Social Security Account

Unfortunately, identity theft is common. According to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll, nearly 60 million Americans have been affected. So, how can you protect yourself? One easy way is by creating a my Social Security account through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Why is it important to create a my Social Security account? Well, if you don’t have an account, an identit...

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Category: Social Security

How do you Apply for Social Security?

Applying for Social Security is actually easy, and you have choices when it comes to how you want to apply for benefits. Apply online. It seems that most everything can be done online now, and applying for your Social Security benefits is no exception. Go to www.ssa.gov. Click on “Retirement” near the top of the page. Click on the “Apply for Retirement Benefits” button under the “Apply f...

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