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3 Tips to Avoiding Consumer Healthcare Sticker Shock

The term “sticker shock” isn’t exclusive to items like clothing, jewelry, or electronics. Believe it or not, consumer healthcare can also evoke gasps of disbelief. Consider this: You’re undergoing general surgery and you consequentially end up being treated by three doctors during the procedure. Afterward, you come to find out that one of the doctors who treated you is not [...]

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Set Your Expectations: 3 Essential Medicare Basics

Your health insurance coverage and options change over time – specifically when you’re transitioning into Medicare. As we get older, things change. Whether it’s your work schedule, your family size, or even your priorities, changes can make a big impact. But that shouldn’t always be something that’s looked at with apprehension. The same holds true when it comes to your [...]

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Does Your Doctor Accept Medicare?

Having health insurance is like a promise – a promise that if you get sick or injured, you’ll have access to the doctor, hospital, and care that you need. It’s the same promise that’s expected to be kept when transitioning from traditional healthcare to Medicare. But switching coverage can lead to wake-up calls, like whether or not your doctor accepts [...]

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Top Caregiver Resources for the Sandwich Generation

Picture this…A husband and wife who are at the peak of their careers have recently moved the husband’s aging mother into their busy home. The financial implications of this are vast, from the costs associated with in-home care for his mother to things like groceries—not to mention the physical toll. In conjunction, their 13-year-old son is involved in a [...]

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The Evolution of Medicare: Problems and Solutions

Medicare changes are constant – some might even say it’s experiencing a perfect storm. A drastic rise in the number of Baby Boomers coming into Medicare, combined with the erosion of traditional employer retirement benefits, has significantly expanded the Medicare insurance market. Take this statistic: About 10,000 people are enrolling in Medicare every day. With so many people aging [...]

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