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Senior News

Car Insurance Increases Can Hit Seniors Hard

Question: I just got my car insurance bill, and the price went way up. What should I do? Answer: I just got my car insurance bill, and it also went up! In my research, it seems all the insurance costs are increasing. I also see this with Health Insurance, and the solution is the same: you ...

Medicare Savings Program Can Help Some

Question: I hear other people talk about benefits that pay their Medicare Part B premium. What is that and how do I get that? Answer: The program I believe you are asking about is called the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). This is a Medicaid benefit administered by the Department of Social ...

Questions About Penalties For Non-Enrollment In Medicare

Question: Medicare is complicated. I just found out there is a penalty if I don’t enroll. What are those penalties? Answer. This is a follow-up question to last week’s summary of all the Medicare parts. Last week I explained the different components of Medicare, when they started and ...

Things You Should Know About The Need For Medicare Part B

Question: I have been told I need to sign up for Part B. How do I know if I do? Answer: Happy General Enrollment Period (GEP)! One of the most important rules to remember is that Medicare Part A, B and D all have different rules. This article defines the rules regarding Medicare Part B ...

How Is Coverage Impacted As Husband Turns 65?

Question: I am currently working with a High Deductible Health Plan that includes an HSA and my husband is turning 65. How does his Medicare benefit impact the coverage my employer provides us? Answer: Turning 65 and becoming eligible for Medicare is an important threshold for your husband ...

Immersive Experience

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn’t surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades. But when the 91-year-old got his first ...