Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

A new Medicare measure will reward doctors, but at a higher cost to some seniors.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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.

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