Senior Care

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New warning: The ‘grandparents scam’ can drain seniors of thousands in cash Scams & Rip-Offs December 7, 2018
The so-called "grandparents scam" is an ugly crime that can bilk senior citizens out of thousands of their hard-earned dollars…
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Beware these 5 Medicare open enrollment pitfalls Insurance October 30, 2018
If you're on Medicare or turning 65 soon, you've probably got open enrollment on your mind. The open enrollment period…
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You might be pleasantly surprised by the Medicare premium increases for 2019 Insurance October 15, 2018
There's some relatively good news if you're on Medicare. The average recipient will see a slight rise in cost — in…
UnitedHealthcare promises lower premiums, more freebies in 2019 Medicare plans
UnitedHealthcare promises lower premiums, more freebies in 2019 Medicare plans Insurance October 3, 2018
Tired of your Medicare costs constantly rising? One health insurer says they're doing something about it. RELATED: 8 things to know…
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Why you should beware of sharing a bank account with an elderly parent Money & Credit October 1, 2018
When you're caring for an aging parent, you might automatically think it makes sense to share a bank account with…
Walmart, Anthem partner to make OTC drugs more affordable to seniors
Walmart, Anthem partner to make OTC drugs more affordable to seniors Health August 20, 2018
Beginning in January, Walmart and health insurer Anthem will give seniors citizens who live on a fixed income another way…
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums Insurance June 13, 2018
The long-term care insurance business model is broken. A perfect storm of overly generous benefits, decades of unusually low premiums…
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Looking to lower your funeral or cremation costs? Join a non-profit memorial society Life June 7, 2018
Death isn't a topic people generally like to talk about. But the financial burden that is placed on the family…
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10 things to know before you buy a Jitterbug flip phone Mobile & Electronics May 25, 2018
Staying connected is something that's important to people no matter what age — and the Jitterbug flip phone was built…
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids Health May 4, 2018
According to recent research, hearing loss continues to be a significant problem for seniors — affecting 27% of people in a…
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Medicare alert: 4 proposed changes that could affect you Health April 25, 2018
It's that time of year when annual updates are made to Medicare payment rules and there's one that's garnering a…
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Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up! Insurance March 2, 2018
Did you neglect to sign up for Medicare when you first became eligible? Well, you've now got a second chance…
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
These companies are on the long-term care insurance honor roll
These companies are on the long-term care insurance honor roll Insurance September 18, 2017
Long-term care insurance is a smart decision for many people. It helps pay for long-term nursing home care or for…
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks Insurance August 24, 2017
Here's a topic that people don't like to talk about — planning your funeral arrangements in advance. Clark became a…
Longevity insurance is a smart buy at retirement
Longevity insurance is a smart buy at retirement Insurance August 10, 2017
Worried about living a life of poverty during your golden years? Here's an insurance policy that could prevent that! Read…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit July 27, 2017
Readers of People magazine were wowed earlier this year by the touching story of a California man who cared for…
Why to consider long term care insurance
Why to consider long term care insurance Insurance May 3, 2017
Read more: Long term care insurance honor roll Longevity insurance is a smart buy at retirement
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees Money & Credit January 24, 2017
When it comes time to retire, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of…
Social Security hands out small cost of living adjustment for 2017
Social Security hands out small cost of living adjustment for 2017 Money & Credit December 2, 2016
Social Security recipients will get a small bump in their monthly checks next year. But if you still have a…
Kidde recalls more than 5 million combo smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Kidde recalls more than 5 million combo smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Homes & Real Estate November 14, 2016
Kidde is recalling 5.1 million combo smoke/CO alarms because they may not alert you if there's a fire or carbon…
John Hancock pulls out of the long-term care insurance market
John Hancock pulls out of the long-term care insurance market Insurance November 11, 2016
John Hancock has announced it's getting out of the business of selling individual long-term care (LTC) insurance policies effective December…
Want the lowest holiday airfares? Book by these dates!
Want the lowest holiday airfares? Book by these dates! Travel October 11, 2016
Heads up, holiday travelers. If saving money is important to you, you'll want to start booking your flights by later…
No smartphone? Call delivery and ride services by phone
No smartphone? Call delivery and ride services by phone Mobile & Electronics August 29, 2016
On-demand services such as grocery delivery or Uber and Lyft have been a game changer. They've provided a new level…
Beware of burial insurance offers
Beware of burial insurance offers Insurance August 24, 2016
When it's your time to go, imagine getting all your funeral expenses paid up to $35,000. That's the promise residents…
Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t
Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t Life May 19, 2016
Read more: Not having a will can affect your kids when you die Cheapest and easiest ways to do a…
Social media used in new form of elderly abuse
Social media used in new form of elderly abuse Life May 9, 2016
A form of elder abuse is becoming more popular with the rise of social media apps like Snapchat. Read more:…
Prescription Plan Guide
Prescription Plan Guide Health May 2, 2016
Prescription plansfor less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic…
Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs
Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs Senior Care May 1, 2016
Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for…
Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances
Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances Life May 1, 2016
Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to…