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Do I need to be on Social Security to get Medicare coverage? photo

Do I need to be on Social Security to get Medicare coverage?

May 31, 2020 – Many seniors sign up for Social Security prior to securing Medicare coverage – but doing so is by no means a… Read more

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How do I replace a lost Medicare card?

May 13, 2020 – You can order a replacement Medicare card online at the Social Security website and have a card mailed to you within 30… Read more

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Are Social Security and Medicare the same thing?

May 13, 2020 – Social Security is an income benefit for retirees who have worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least 10 years. Medicare provides… Read more

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How much does Medicare Part B cost?

February 13, 2020 – In 2020, most people earning no more than $87,000 ($174,000 for a married couple) pay $144.60/month for Part B. The premium is deducted… Read more

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What happens when you don’t pay your Medicare premiums?

October 7, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more