Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Here are some details worth knowing as you reconsider your Medicare coverage during open enrollment.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

On average, Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plan prices aren’t going up much this year. Make sure yours doesn’t buck the trend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

A recent study suggests that choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans isn’t easy, but studying the options is time well spent.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:04 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Researchers consider whether paying insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans improves the quality of coverage for plan enrollees.

Monday, November 04, 2013 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Take time to see if your drugs and docs are covered by your Medicare plan. Open enrollment ends in a month.

Monday, April 22, 2013 5:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

More than 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day and becoming eligible for Medicare. Some of them are making serious mistakes when they sign up.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Medicare doesn’t cover everything, including expensive items such as hearing aids and dentures.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 4:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you plan to travel — especially internationally — in retirement, choose your Medicare plan carefully, or you may not be adequately covered.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

One of the decisions that most people have to make when they turn 65 is whether to choose traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Between now and Dec. 31 is open enrollment for Medicare. It’s a time for Medicare recipients to make changes in their plans. I’m also using this as an opportunity to talk about Medicare enrollment for new recipients, because many of the concerns are the same. I covered most of the important stuff yesterday, but I