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Q: What are Medicare taxes?

Monday, May 14, 2018

A: The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) authorizes two types of taxes to be deducted from your paycheck – Medicare taxes and Social Security taxes. Both types of taxes must be paid. You pay half and your employer pays the other half.

Q: How do I know which facility is best?

Monday, May 7, 2018

A: Use one of the “compare tools” on www.medicare.gov to find a nursing home, hospital, home health care provider, dialysis facility, medical equipment supplier or long-term care hospital that best fit your needs.

Q: When is the best time to buy a Medicare Supplement plan?

Monday, April 30, 2018

A: The best time to buy a Medicare Supplement plan is when you are not required to go through the medical underwriting process (answer questions about your health). You don’t have to answer any medical questions if you purchase your supplement plan within six months of your Part B effective date.

Is It True That Medicare Has No Vision Benefits?

Monday, April 23, 2018

A: Yes. And no. Medicare will not pay for a routine eye examination to see if you need new glasses. And they won’t pay for your glasses or your contacts either.

New Medicare cards should help prevent medical identity theft.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Watch as our Medicare Education Specialist, Jan Graves, explains.

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