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Avoiding the Part D Donut Hole

Did you or someone you work with fall into the Medicare Part D “donut hole” this year? Find out whether you can avoid the donut hole altogether and how to get financial assistance if you do fall into the coverage gap.

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Evaluating Medicare’s New Tools for Open Enrollment

Just in time for Medicare Open Enrollment, Medicare.gov has three new web tools designed to help beneficiaries better understand and compare their coverage options. Should people with Medicare rely on the tools to pick a plan? Read our review.

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How to Choose a Medicare Plan During the Open Enrollment Period

Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but difficult decision. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), use the 4Cs of Medicare – Coverage, Cost, Convenience, and Customer Service – to assess the quality of your current plan and, if needed, find a new one that better fits your needs.

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Aging on the Rio Grande

People living far from where the desert sun rises above the Rio Grande tend to think of the border in its most rigid terms — a concrete divide between two countries. However, living — and aging — in El Paso, TX, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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How to Use Veterans Benefits with Medicare

If you are a veteran or family member of a veteran, you should know how Medicare works in conjunction with your existing veteran health coverage.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congressional Committees Preserve Aging Services Funding for 2019

Congressional appropriators have moved their FY19 bills quickly though the committee process, and there is good news for aging services programs in both bills.

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Did You Receive a Letter from Social Security? Here’s What You Need to Know

You open your mail to find a letter saying you may be able to get help paying for the costs of Medicare. It appears to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA), but is it for real? Here’s what you need to know.

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