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taxes, tax

A Smart Move on Tax Day: Get Health Insurance Information Using Your State’s Tax Forms

A growing number of states — including Colorado, Massachusetts, and Massachusetts — are using tax forms to point people toward the lower-cost coverage available through state insurance marketplaces.

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Want A Clue On Health Care Costs in Advance? New Tools Take a Crack At It

Need medical treatment this year and want to nail down your out-of-pocket costs before you walk into the doctor’s office? There’s a new tool for that, at least for insured patients.

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Medicare Advantage: Deceptive Marketing Practices

In 1997, Congress created Medicare + Choice plans, which allowed private health insurance companies to be paid by the federal government to offer Medicare benefits through their own plans.

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5 Mistakes You’re Making With Medicare Open Enrollment

Millions of retirees are in the thick of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, but many find the process challenging.

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Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage: A Massive Policy Toothache

I can always tell when its Medicare Open Enrollment, that 53-day period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. My mailbox fills up with fliers, over-sized postcards and letters inviting me to join a Medicare Advantage plan.

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How To Help Your Parents Navigate Health Care In Retirement

Many adults find themselves helping their aging parents sign up for Medicare, a complex process with many steps and considerations. There are penalties for delaying enrollment, and not everyone understands their options. 

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