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  • Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare

    Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare
    A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District – Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold – grew tense on the topic of Medicare. Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...
  • Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress

    Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress
    In its third editorial endorsing Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over Democratic incumbent Scott Peters, the U-T San Diego newspaper had one description of DeMaio that not even his many critics could dispute: "One of a kind." DeMaio's...
  • Shop serves mastectomy patients

    For 18 years, two women have been in the business of helping other women after arguably one of the more traumatic experiences related to breast cancer — mastectomies. Beth Agami and Goldie Cole, co-owners of A Fitting Experience, started the...
  • Key to charts

    Key to charts
    All plans with a drug benefit will offer what's called "catastrophic coverage" after you have paid $4,700 out of pocket in 2015, or you and your plan together have paid $6,680. You then will pay $2.65 or 5 percent for generic drugs, whichever is greater....
  • What's new this year?

    What's new this year?
    You'll enter the "doughnut hole," or the coverage gap during which you must pay a higher percentage of your drug costs, later – unlike the current plan year, when you came up against the gap sooner than in 2013. You hit the gap in 2014 plans when...
  • Know your deadlines

    Know your deadlines
    Knowing your enrollment deadlines can keep you from getting stuck with a plan you don't want, shut out of coverage you do want until next fall, or even cost you a penalty. Some deadlines and dates: Fall open enrollment, through midnight, Dec. 7: You can...
  • Comparing and choosing coverage

    Comparing and choosing coverage
    Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts. One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...
  • Getting help

    Getting help
    You can compare plans in your area on Medicare's Plan Finder at medicare.gov. Or call 800-633-4227. Florida's Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) volunteer counselors can give you unbiased guidance in browsing plans and can answer...
  • Choices and challenges

    Choices and challenges
    Senior and disabled Floridians shopping for privately run Medicare health care and prescription coverage probably won't find many big changes between this year and 2015. But there are some subtle differences – some which will benefit consumers....
  • Teachers Do Participate In Medicare

    The Oct. 15 letter "Teachers Have Only Pensions" [courant.com] states that Connecticut teachers are "not allowed to participate in the federal Social Security and Medicare systems." This is misleading. First, it is my understanding that teachers have...
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings

    UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings
    UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as the company saw growth in its government-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs. Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per diluted common...