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The Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic isn’t only supposedly good for keeping away vampires. No, this essential ingredient for many popular dishes is also packed with health benefits. In fact, it’s easy to consider it a superfood with every way garlic can help you get healthier. This may seem funny to us today — with garlic bread or garlic butter […]

Understanding your Medicare Options Presentation

Wednesday • May 15, 2019 • 6pm Tates Creek Public Library, at 3628 Walden Dr, Lexington, KY This presentation is designed to help those who are new to Medicare and give their caregivers a better understanding of the Medicare program. Even those who currently have Medicare coverage could benefit from this detailed overview. Topics will […]

Understanding your Medicare Options Presentation

Tuesday • May 7, 2019 • 6pm Beaumont Public Library, at 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY This presentation is designed to help those who are new to Medicare and give their caregivers a better understanding of the Medicare program. Even those who currently have Medicare coverage could benefit from this detailed overview. Topics will include […]

Does Medicare Cover Long-Term Care?

At some point, living on your own may become unsustainable. Whether it’s due to illness or old age, it can happen to the best of us. Luckily, Medicare can help cover many of your health care needs. While this coverage can lessen many of the health care costs you face, it doesn’t help with all […]

3 Steps for Preparing for Retirement

Seniors are retiring later in life these days. Some even reach Medicare age before they retire. As you start to wind down your career, you’ll want to take some time to plan your life after retirement. Having a firm, but flexible, game plan can mean the difference between a retirement enjoyed and a retirement survived. […]

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When Is the Best Time to File for Social Security Benefits?

Key Points The decision to file for Social Security is complex and deserves careful thought. Many retirees lose out on valuable benefits because they collect too early. If you can postpone filing until you reach 70, your benefit could increase about 8% a year. All told, your monthly benefit at 70 could be up to […]

How to Navigate the Part D Coverage Gap

The Part D coverage gap – or “donut hole” – is a payment stage with Medicare prescription drug plans and a big budget concern for many people. It’s a period of time when the main cost burden for prescription drugs shifts from the plan to the plan member. It might help to think of the […]

Look for a new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan, the Medicare Star Rating can narrow your search.

While searching the Medicareful Plan Finder tool for a Medicare Part C or D plan, you may have seen stars. This is the Medicare Star Rating system, which was designed to help enrollees be certain of the quality of a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Is Coffee Really Healthy for You?

The average American drinks two cups of coffee per day, increasing the older we get. In fact, in 2011, it’s estimated Americans consumed 400 million cups of coffee per day. That’s a LOT of coffee. This has led many to ask a very important question. Is coffee healthy for you? For a drink so prevalent […]

Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Will Close in 2019

Drug companies will pay more to lower some Part D costs by Dena Bunis, AARP, February 9, 2018 Medicare beneficiaries with high annual prescription drug costs will get some relief a year earlier than expected as a result of the budget deal President Trump signed early Friday. Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug […]