Medicare And Pre-existing Health Problems

Q: Will existing health problems prevent me from getting Medicare coverage? A: Existing health problems will not prevent your enrollment in Medicare. Many people think of Medicare as beginning only at age 65 but that is not the full story. People younger than age 65 and receiving Social Security benefits based on their own disability…
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Questions For You Before Starting Social Security

Recent posts touched upon starting Social Security retirement early, meaning reduced because you are younger than full retirement age (FRA). I hope these posts provided you with additional ideas to consider. Deciding to retire is a major decision and Social Security benefits are just one part of that decision. As noted on the earlier posts,…
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Medicare General Enrollment Period (GEP)

Most people enroll for Medicare Part B (Medical) at age 65 or defer enrollment without future penalty because they have medical coverage through their own current employment or the current employment of a spouse. There is a special Part B enrollment period without penalty or increased premium for these people. Today‚Äôs post does not concern…
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Looking For Medicare Information

Someone approaching Medicare age recently asked where he could find information about Medicare Parts C and D. He also asked for suggestions on finding coverage that was good for him. Regular readers know that Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a component of the Department of Health and Human…
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Social Security Taxable Earnings Base And Tax Rates For 2016

Social Security payroll taxes are paid each year up to a maximum amount set by law when you have wages or self-employment income that is covered by Social Security. This continues even when a person receives monthly Social Security benefits. New earnings are automatically reviewed each year to see if they increase benefits. The best…
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