Medicare’s open enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 — and it’s an important deadline for beneficiaries to remember. Open enrollment is the time in which current Medicare beneficiaries can make any changes to their coverage, such as adding or dropping a plan. It’s a time when people can also switch to Medicare Advantage, which is Medicare-approved health insurance provided by a private company, or choose between Medicare Advantage and a supplement plan.
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Who is enrolled automatically, what Medicare doesn't cover and when you can get hit by penalties.
With a few exceptions for emergency or urgent care, Medicare plans will only cover you within the U.S. and its territories. But should you maintain your coverage when you move abroad? Expert Ron Elledge answers some common questions.
One of my goals for my 65th orbit of the sun is to really dig into Medicare. Traditional Medicare is made up of Part A (hospitalization), Part B (doctor’s services, outpatient costs and medical equipment) and Part D (prescription drugs). For 2021, the Part B standard monthly premium is $148.50.
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A subsidiary of aerospace defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. received a $4.1 million contract award from an international customer for jet-powered drone aircraft it builds in Sacramento.
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare coverage ends today, Tuesday, Dec. 7. This means if you have not already signed up, or are already signed up and simply want to make changes, today is...
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Gov. Whitmer called for auto insurance refunds Nov. 1, saying the surplus in a catastrophic claims fund had grown to about $5 billion, after reforms.
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Nick Cannon is sharing some heartbreaking news. On Tuesday, the talk show host announced that his youngest son, 5-month-old Zen had passed away of brain cancer.
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A new study suggests that a simple test that anyone can take on their own may be able to detect subtle signs of dementia.
The omicron variant is spreading fast. According to the World Health Organization, at least 38 countries, on six continents, have confirmed cases of the new variant. There is still quite a bit we don’t know about omicron—including whether it is more contagious than delta, and if it is more likely to escape vaccine protection.
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Gal Gadot, 36, posted a snap mid-workout on Instagram while taking a break with her daughter. She says horseback riding and paddleboarding help her stay fit.
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