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Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]You can:Change among Part D plansEnroll in any Medicare Advantage plan. Remember that your old Medicare Advantage plan or Part D will be automatically cancelled.Apply for Medigap BUT it is important to get accepted...

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

Medicare Proposes Cuts To Doctors’ Pay

Pay Cut For Doctors | Medigap May Be AffectedMedicare proposes a 4.4% pay cut to doctors. That, in the age of inflation, may (or may not) have ripple effects. We will see. Possible ripple effects are explained here. a. What is a Part B Excess Charge? b. How would this...

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

Medigap: The New York State Example

Medigap: The New York State ExampleThere are some states where it is clear that the price difference among Medigap plans is simply not worth it. Note this is a very far departure from my normal comments.You can see that the premium difference of $69/month x 12 months...

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MehThis appeared in the NY Times (link).Observation status update: you can appeal your status now. Basically, when you go to a hospital, you could be admitted or not. If not, then you are covered by Part B (subject to deductible and 20% coinsurance after the...

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

Prescription Drug Discount Cards

In This Edition:History Rhymes? Unclear.NY Times Reports “Progress,” Meh.Prescription Drug Cards: How To Use.Retirement planning: some old books are now obsolete, why?Ukraine / Russia: Back to the Future?I was on the “ground floor” for this, and while history may not...

Annual Election Period Begins Today [October 15]

One Month Remains

Is Putin A Friend Of The Federal Reserve?Note: this byline is NOT A SUGGESTION OF POLITICAL MANIPULATION by Russia, don’t even go there. And ofc (of course), not financial advice, dyor.Anyways, at a time that interest rates would rationally rise (Fed increasing...