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Turning 65 soon? Here’s what you should know about Medicare

In health care, the magic number is 65. Most people who live in America are eligible for Medicare, a federal health insurance program, when they turn 65, as long as they have a Social Security number and have paid into Social Security. It’s also available for younger people with disabilities or other chronic diseases. Many people […]

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Term vs. Whole Life Insurance: Which Is Best for You?

Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of term and whole life insurance.  Matthew Frankel,(TMFMathGuy)Jul 20, 2017 Term life and whole life are two popular variations of life insurance policies. While the basic idea of providing much-needed cash in the event of your death is the same, there are some big differences between […]

How Medicare and Employer Coverage Coordinate

Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or need. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer coverage work together. Depending on your circumstances, Medicare is either the primary or secondary insurer. The primary insurer pays any medical bills first up to the limits […]

4 Questions to Ask Before Moving to a Retirement Community

Retirement communities are a living option welcomed by all kinds of people today. Outdated views can stop some men and women from seeing retirement communities as many of them really are today. But others choose these communities for the vibrant lifestyles they offer as well as the services and support. In fact, some people become […]

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment. If you have Medicare Part B but you […]

Nutrition Challenges as We Age

Good food has always been a priority for Vyrl Robinson. As a child, she spent summers on her mother’s farm, where she learned to harvest and “put up” fruits and vegetables. She learned to cook for a crowd as the youngest of 10 children. When she and her husband built their house in Burlington, Massachusetts, […]

Concrete Answers to 10 Common Medicare Questions

Source: MedicareMadeClear  Tue, Sep 06, 2016 Medicare decisions are highly personal. And there may be as many different questions about Medicare as there are beneficiaries—maybe more. But certain questions seem to come up more often than others. Here are the answers. 1. How do I know what Medicare coverage is right for me? The answer […]

Smart Food Choices for Seniors

Eating right as an older adult takes a bit more effort. Even if you stay the same weight as you age, you have less lean muscle mass and your metabolism slows down, which means you need fewer calories than you once did. At the same time, your nutrient needs stay the same or even increase. […]

7 Ways Women Can Protect Their Eyesight

A study by Prevent Blindness, titled, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” revealed that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. Women are at higher risk than men for eye-related diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and […]

Seven Tips for Having Safe Fun in the Sun

Whether you’re a sun-worshipper or you prefer the shady comfort of an umbrella or patio cover, you’ll want to take a few precautions when spending any time in the sun this summer Enjoying the warmth and comfort of the sun’s rays can be quite pleasant – plus, it is a great way to boost the […]