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Q & A: September 2018

Q: When I enrolled in Medicare two years ago I purchased a Medigap “F” supplement.  Since then, my premiums have gone up 15% a year!  I’m worried that I won’t be able to sustain cost increases like that for long.  Am I a ...

Q & A: July 2018

Q: I heard that Medicare would be mailing new cards.  When can I expect to get mine?   A: Medicare expects to start mailing cards in May of 2018, but be patient.  The cards are going out on a “rolling basis” t ...

The Advisor Asks: July 2018

What Was I Thinking? By Mary Johnson, editor, and Terry Newell, President, Leadership for a Responsible Society Why does decision making have to be so hard?  How much time is the right amount to spend on thinking thi ...

Benefit Bulletin: July 2018

"Official" Poverty Measure Undercounts The Number Of Older Americans Living In Poverty By Arthur Cooper, Board Chairman An alternate measure of inflation, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, indicates that the number o ...

Q & A: May/June 2018

Q:  My dad passed away at 67 and my mother claimed a widow’s benefit, at 65 based on his account.  Now she’s over age 70, and she’s having trouble making ends meet.  She worked for 30 years for a large company.   Is ther ...

Benefit Bulletin: May/June 2018

Medicare Therapy Caps: A Long Battle for Patient Access Madison West, Legislative Assistant Mary Katherine was 90 when a stroke left her paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak.  It was 1996 and at th ...

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