Does Medicare Pay for Long Term Care Facilities?

It depends on your situation. Medicare does not pay for lengthy stays in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It also does not pay for short-term stays unless you were hospitalized first. This is because most nursing homes and other long-term care facilities provide custodial services that aren’t covered. This includes help with bathing,…

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Social Security Benefit Increase Announced for 2018

The Social Security Administration announced a COLA increase this month for 2018. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits would increase by 2%. This is the first substantial increase in years. How much is that? In 2017, the average person got $1,360 a month. A 2% increase means that the average beneficiary will get $25 more a…

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The Average Age of Retirement is Rising

People have different views about retirement age. Does your view hold that you should work beyond the typical retirement age, or even fail to retire at all? Whatever the view you may have, one thing is for sure: a significant working population of the Americans would wish to delay retirement beyond the traditional retirement age…

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2018 Medicare Part A & Part B Coverage Changes

The centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the new 2018 Medicare Part A & Part B Coverage Changes for premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Below, we’ll discuss the 2018 coverage changes for Medicare Part A & Part B 2018 Coverage Changes for Medicare Part…

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CMS Discloses the Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles for 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs for the year 2018. On the 17th of November 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) disclosed the premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A…

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MedicareFAQ Receives Accreditation from Better Business Bureau

MedicareFAQ, a Insurance Services company located at 2651 McCormick Dr, announced today that it has met the accreditation standards required by the Better Business Bureau for membership with the organization. MedicareFAQ really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. The BBB seal will help customers understand who they are and the core values…

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What Dental Expenses does Medicare Cover

Medicare doesn’t normally cover any routine care dental expenses such as cleanings, exams or fillings. Medicare may cover dental expenses if they’re found to be medically necessary for your overall health. For example, if you were diagnosed with oral cancer and needed a dental procedure that the doctor found medically necessary, then that dental expense…

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Medicare Part B Premium Increases for 2018

Medicare Part B premiums have not yet been released for 2018 yet. As of now, the board of trustees of Medicare have not indicated any Medicare Part B premium increase for 2018. We’re all hoping it remains the same. However, the Social Security Administration announced information regarding a COLA increase. This increase will be the…

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Best Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving in 2017

Thanksgiving is just a month away, so if you haven’t started to plan Thanksgiving yet, you’re probably starting to think about it. Whether you’re hosting a family get-together or traveling to your children’s’ or siblings’ homes, nothing beats the delight on your family’s faces when they bite into delicious desserts that you made yourself. For…

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Facts About Veterans Day You Probably Didn’t Know

Veterans Day is a holiday recognized throughout the United States as well as in some Western European countries. It’s one of the holidays, like Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July, that doesn’t “float”, or change the date of its observance each year. The History of Veterans Day November 11, 1918 was the…

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Medigap Comparison Shopping Saves Seniors Double Digits

A simple act of comparison shopping can bring in double digit savings on Medicare Supplement Insurance in California, as revealed by an eHealth Analysis. Both men and women can save upwards of 39% on Medicare Supplement Plans, the survey has revealed. Seniors can Save in Double Digit Figures by Comparison Shopping while Choosing Medicare Supplement…

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Florida Blue Unveils Plans to Stop Coverage of OxyContin in 2018

Florida Blue has unveiled to the public its plans to stop the coverage of OxyContin starting from the 1st of January 2018. Florida Blue is a Jacksonville based and Florida leading health insurance provider established with the primary aim of providing affordable health insurance to individuals, businesses, and Medicare individuals in Florida. OxyContin is an…

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Medicare Part B Excess Charges and the Medicare Overcharge Measure

Some healthcare providers don’t accept Medicare as full payment for their services. They may bill you for an “excess charge” over and above the amount that Medicare will pay. You can keep your health care costs down by understanding and avoiding excess charges. What are Medicare Part B Excess Charges? Excess charges are a part…

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New California Bill Would Force Drugmakers to Explain Price Hikes

The shocking and disappointing medicine increases over the last few years have placed many seniors in a very desperate situation. When the CEOs of the companies raise these prices with no explanation or by cynically stating that it’s to make more money, it can be hard not to feel cheated and unprotected. Seniors with low…

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Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance for Veterans

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from newly Medicare eligible veterans is if they should enroll in Original Medicare & Medicare Supplemental insurance. Veterans Medicare and supplemental health insurance benefits are the same as everyone else’s Medicare benefits. Please keep in mind, Medicare will only cover medical treatment at a Medicare approved…

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Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?

When amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles interfere with the brains activity, dementia forms. According to Health Communities, there are more than two million people that suffer from severe dementia in the United States. Not surprisingly, most of these people are over the age of 65.  You probably know someone that suffers from this condition, or you…

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