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Figuring out when to enroll in Medicare and which parts to enroll in can be daunting even for the savviest retirees. There are Part A, Part B, Part D, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and so on. This is a complicated federal health insurance program for retirement-age Americans so start with our beginner's guide to the essential things you should know about Medicare, then work your way through our other features, guides and news stories.
Healthcare Costs Top Concerns For Many Voters This Election Year, Study Shows
The top financial worries for most Americans are unexpected medical expenses and healthcare costs, according to a new KFF study.
Health Care Costs in Retirement: Budgeting for a Healthy Future
Many factors affect your health care costs as you age, including where you live, your Medicare selections and whether you have long-term care insurance.
By Brandon Hill Published
Six Financial Actions to Take the Year Before Retirement
Having your income, health care and tax plans in place before you exit the day job can make it more likely that you'll have a happy retirement.
By Evan T. Beach, CFP®, AWMA® Published
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare If you don't make the right choices, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
By Donna LeValley Last updatedMedicare
Seven Steps to Plan for Every Aspect of Retirement
It’s more than just getting paperwork in order, making a plan for Social Security and strategizing on taxes. Your bucket list needs some attention, too.
By Josh Leonard, Investment Adviser Published
Five Common Retirement Fears and How to Overcome Them
Are you ready for retirement but uncertain about what comes next? You’re not alone. Proactive planning can help ensure your path to a happy retirement.
By Erin Wood, CFP®, CRPC®, FBSⓇ Published
Medicare Starts Price Reduction Talks With Drugmakers on 10 Drugs
Negotiations over the Medicare Part D drugs are slated to end in August, with newly negotiated rates announced in September.
By Esther D’Amico Last updated
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
By Donna LeValley Last updatedHealthy Living on a Budget
Before You Retire, Consider These Five Questions
Thinking ahead about what you'll do, how you’ll withdraw from retirement accounts and how you’ll manage health care can save you time and money over the long term.
By Mike Palmer, CFP Published
How Moving Might Impact Your Medicare Coverage
Your Medicare plan’s coverage area will determine if you need to make changes after a move.
By Donna LeValley Published