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Mon, May 11, 2020

Choosing a Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but difficult decision. This choice could determine your health for years to come and save (or cost) you hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Stress and Coping during COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stressful for everyone. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Our lower premiums are raising eyebrows in the Shoals area.

As FirstCommunity Medicare Supplement consolidates rates for all nine counties, seniors have more plan options and opportunities to save money.

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Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Long-term care remains biggest expense for Medicare beneficiaries

Long-term care remains the largest out-of-pocket (OOP) expense for Medicare beneficiaries, and the percentage of those OOP dollars almost doubled (18% to 32%) between 2010 and 2016, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

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Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Narrow Physician Networks for Medicare Advantage Plans

One of the biggest trade-offs between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare is that Medicare Advantage plans have a more limited network of doctors and other providers.

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Wed, Dec 18, 2019

How Medicare will impact you in 2020

One of the great things about Medicare is that it covers existing medical conditions, regardless of whether you chose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.

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Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Can I change from a Medicare Advantage Plan to a Medicare Supplement and when can I make that change?

During certain times each year (yearly enrollment periods for Part C (Medicare Advantage) & Part D (Prescription Drugs) you can make changes to either of those for the following year.

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Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Making Sure Your Plan Meets Your Needs

Your health care needs are a key factor in any Medicare decision, from your current health status, ongoing conditions or to your desire to keep a favorite doctor.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

2020 Medicare coverage changes

Medigap plans C and F, that cover the Part B deductible, will no longer be available for purchase by newly-eligible Medicare beneficiaries.

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Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Get ready for Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is just two weeks away.

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Mon, Sep 9, 2019

How to Choose the Right Medicare Plan

Open enrollment season starts on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

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Thu, Aug 8, 2019

2020 Medicare Supplement Changes: No New Plans C and F

Learn what the Congressional change means for your Medigap plan

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Mon, Jul 8, 2019

Medicare Advantage: How Robust Are Plans’ Physician Networks?

One of the biggest trade-offs between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare is that Medicare Advantage plans have a more limited network of doctors and other providers.

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Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Do more medicare beneficiaries enroll in traditional Medicare their first year?

While enrollment in Medicare Advantage has grown rapidly over the past decade, the majority of Medicare beneficiaries choose to enroll in traditional Medicare during their first year on Medicare, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).