Medicare: Employed overseas after 65

Thank you, Jack Cheevers, Public Information Officer for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in San Francisco for finding written information on Social Security rules for Americans who work outside the United States beyond their [...]

Medicare Advantage and Obamacare

Mitt Romney says 4 million seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage plan because of Obamacare.  Is this true?  It sure isn’t true in Tucson, Arizona! The Tucson area currently has 17 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans – and this number [...]

Medicare Advantage: Annual Election Period is near

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or Part D, please pay attention.  The Annual Election Period (also called the Open Enrollment Period) begins on October 15th and ends on December 7th.  During this period, you can fill out paperwork [...]

Obamacare: More Expensive Pizza

Here’s one more awful consequence of Obamacare:  You’ll have to pay about 15 cents more for your pizza. Oh no!! Starting in 2014, businesses with over 50 employees will be required to offer health insurance to their full-time employees, [...]

Medicare: Living outside the U.S.

I recently got emails and a phone call from people living outside the U.S. who are turning 65 soon. Their questions were the same: Do I need to enroll in Medicare Part B and pay the $99.90 per month premium if I am living outside the United [...]