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Choose wisely for a Medicare supplement plan - CBS News

Medicare supplement plan


Did you know the costs for a Medicare supplement plan can vary widely? According to the 2016 National Medicare Supplement Price Index that compares rates for the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S., the difference between the lowest and highest costs can vary by as much as 68 percent. This means you have the potential to save hundreds of dollars in premiums each...

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How to shop smart during Medicare open enrollment - CBS News

How to shop smart during Medicare open enrollment


Here's your chance to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the next several weeks. That's because it's Medicare's open-enrollment period , which offers you the potential to do some smart shopping for your health care coverage. 

During this period, which begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, you have the opportunity to make changes in...

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Time to review your Medicare Rx coverage - CBS News

Time to review your Medicare Rx coverage

With Medicare's open-enrollment period approaching -- Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 -- you should be getting ready to review your Medicare prescription drug coverage. Your goal is to minimize your total out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs, including your premiums, co-payments and deductibles.

Let's first look at some basic information about prescription...

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How raising age for Medicare would affect seniors - CBS News

How raising age for Medicare would affect seniors

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(MoneyWatch) As part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations , one controversial proposal for cutting entitlement spending and reining in medical costs for seniors is to raise Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67. Yet while it might seem obvious that restricting...

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GOP cuts Medicare, food stamps in new budget blueprint ...

Protestors call for an increase of taxes on the wealthy and voice opposition to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid during a demonstration in the Federal Building Plaza on December 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with the pledge to balance the nation's budget within a...

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