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Medicare

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Top Medicare Articles

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  • Do something to stop ID theft

    Identity theft is becoming a major problem in this area. One of the reasons is that when we go to health providers, we let them take pictures of our Medicare cards, which have our Social Security numbers on them. Why doesn't the government re-issue...
  • Social Security Q&A: Replica cards; Medicare Part D

    Q: Can I use the metal or plastic versions of Social Security cards that some companies make? A: We don't recommend it. There is no need to have a replica of your card. In most cases, the only time you may need to produce your Social Security card is...
  • Bulletin Board

    Monday Acrylic and oil painting classes, all levels, weekdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Professional Artists' League, 19119 Winslow Terrace, Boca Raton; $27. Call 561-883-5033. Art exhibit, "Favorite Places: Europe & Delray," acrylic paintings by local artist...
  • Frequently asked questions about Medicare

    Frequently asked questions about Medicare
    Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
  • Preparing for your body for retirement

    Preparing for your body for retirement
    Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
  • UnitedHealth Group Grows Revenue, Customer Base In First Quarter

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, grew its revenue base and the number of customers it serves during the first quarter of 2014. "We performed steadily in the first quarter, with continued momentum from our Optum health services...
  • Medical specialty societies often stand behind their lucrative procedures, tests

    WASHINGTON Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of wrist...
  • UnitedHealth: New hepatitis C drug costs far more than forecast

    (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said it spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc in its first three months on the market, an amount that was "multiple" times what...
  • Long-term care: Why your location really matters

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-...
  • No looking backward [Commentary]

    Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our resolve for improved health care should...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...