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Category: Social Security

Watch out for Recent Social Security Scams

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently received several reports of suspicious phone calls claiming to be from SSA. You may get a call from an automated recording that states your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity, and you should contact a provided phone number immediately to resolve the issue. The recording will also say if y...

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Category: Social Security

Four Social Security Changes You’ll Notice in 2019

Social Security benefits are changing in 2019. Here’s a brief overview of what this means for you:  You’ll get more money – As part of the annual cost-of-living adjustment made by the Social Security Administration, beneficiaries will be seeing a 2.8 percent increase (about $39) in their benefit each month in 2019. Your income tax cap is rising – Most working people who pay into Social S...

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Category: Your Health

Stay Young and Spry with a Healthy BMI

It’s no secret that a healthy body weight is an important factor in overall health. It’s also an important tool for managing and preventing chronic illnesses. So in order to determine whether or not you are at your optimal weight, your doctor may use the body mass index (BMI) chart. BMI simply takes into account the relationship between your weight and your height, and then gives you a n...

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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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