travel insurance

The furor over rising Medicare Part B costs

Premiums and deductibles were projected to spike by 52 percent for 2016; ultimately increased by 16 percent, but only for some enrollee EDIT, November 20, 2016: The COLA for 2017 is only 0.3 percent, so the problem described in this article presented itself again for 2017, although not as dramatically. The 2017 COLA does allow […]

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How concentrated are U.S. health insurance markets?

One of the challenges of single payer systems is that individuals do not have a choice of insurance. If you don’t like the single-payer plan, too bad. Free marketers would argue that in the commercially insured market, threat of competition ‘insures’ (pun intended) that health insurers are efficient and not funding fraud, waste and abuse. […]

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A Medicare enrollee’s guide to travel coverage

Retirement evokes different ideas for each of us, but for many people, travel is part of the picture. If you plan to use your newfound freedom from the 9-to-5 grind to see the world, take that into consideration when you enroll in Medicare and select your supplemental coverage products. Original Medicare generally doesn’t cover treatment […]

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