Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 07, 2016 3:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

This plan costs more but pays the most, especially if you get really sick.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Medicare may look simple, but it’s rocky territory. Pick your way carefully.

Friday, November 06, 2015 2:22 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Switching in Medicare’s open enrollment can reduce premiums, but seniors tend to stay put.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Medicare has hit midlife and maintaining her is increasingly pricey.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The governments changing how it pays for Medicare and you can’t hide.

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.

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, June 21, 2011 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan and you’re being overcharged for the prescription drugs you take, it can throw you prematurely into the infamous “doughnut hole.” This issue isn’t straightforward because what a pharmacy charges can vary greatly. “This is one of the most confusing aspects of Medicare,” says Adrienne Muralidharan, senior

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Estimates of retirement health care costs are daunting. Better factor them into your retirement planning. No matter who is doing the estimating, the bottom line is similar — about $250,000 for a couple retiring at age 65 and relying on Medicare, plus Medigap insurance. I broke the specifics down earlier this year, but here’s an

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