Category Archives: Mary Jane Stern

My Medicare.Gov – A Great Online Service

As an Original Medicare beneficiary you can sign up for a free and secure online service called My Medicare.gov.  This service allows you to access your Medicare information and you have access about all of your benefits and services. First you need to register to have access.  It's easy to register and fill out the…
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Do You Know About Medigap?

Have you reached age 65?  Finally my husband reached the age that he could purchase a Medigap plan.  Our fingers became uncrossed as we had no major events, only a few minor ones.  We signed up for the Medigap Plan F.  So what's a Medigap plan? Medigap is a standalone plan that covers what Medicare…
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Which Medicare Benefit Is Right For You?

Several years ago I became involved with Medicare as a result of my husband's disability and I had to learn which Medicare benefit and hopefully a Medigap plan were right for us. I spent many hours at http://medicare.gov to make the best decision for his healthcare and how much this was going to cost. (more…)
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Medicare D My Experience with Humana Medicare

Before joining Medicare D, I had to sit down and make a list of all of my husband's prescriptions.  I can tell you at that time, he was on 10 or maybe 11 different drugs.  I calculated an estimated retail cost of about $8,000 - $10,000 per year and that was dependent upon discontinuing a…
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Eldercare Blog Carnival – June 9th Edition

Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap.---Cloris Leachman Isn't that a lovely thought!  If they all could be green homes, it would be all the better! Without further ado, here are this…
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