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21.06.2013 03.46 GMT+0000

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Retiree Health Choices Launches EasyMedicareChoices.com

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This week, Retiree Health Choices launched the first-of-its-kind consumer website for boomers’ selection of Medicare supplement plans. The site, EasyMedicareChoices.com, is now in Illinois beta testing and includes three major insurance carriers, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mutual of Omaha and Humana. The biggest feature of the website is the Personal Health Calculator. This tool helps people estimate total cost of Medicare, and it’s easy to use. With about six pieces of personal information (date of birth, gender, etc.), the calculator works its magic to help consumers get a better understanding of premium costs, doctor visits and unplanned procedures...

28.02.2013 11.36 GMT+0000

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The Medicare Lexicon: An Introduction

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When you compare Medicare insurance with that of health insurance for the working population, it’s an alphabet soup.   Most in the workplace have the benefit of human resources assistance to decipher insurance plans, whereas retirees navigating Medicare often have to go it alone.   Some of the key decisions retirees need to consider when preparing to buy Medicare include:   • How much is it going to cost each month? • What is my out-of-pocket exposure? • What do I pay when seeing a doctor? • Where do I have to go to get my care? (more…)...

22.02.2013 01.29 GMT+0000

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Medicare Is A Necessary Complexity for All Retirees

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Transitioning to Medicare is complex (why does it have to be?), and most retirees are ill prepared for this critical rite of passage.   At the same time, the population of Baby Boomers is changing, becoming more tech savvy by the day. It is more commonplace for seniors to pick up a smartphone or tablet on vacation and shop on Amazon or surf favorite websites. (more…)...