Senior Safety


How Seniors Can Avoid Medical Debt

The opening of health plan enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has many Americans over the age of 65 thinking of and planning for their medical expenses and procedures. For many seniors, the process of...

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At Too Many Hospitals, a Revolving Door

Jessie Gruman can’t remember the number of times she’s been hospitalized for cancer. The list of the conditions she’s had over almost 40 years is daunting: from Hodgkin’s lymphoma to cancers of the cervix and...

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The Pitfalls of Applying for Medicare

Lots Can Go Wrong if You’re Not Careful  Roughly 3.65 million Americans will turn 65 this year and become eligible for Medicare. But be warned: There’s nothing simple about signing up for the government’s health-care...

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Older Americans Hooked on Drugs

When Betty Van Amburgh began treatment last year for her addiction to  prescription pain killers she was told to bring along all her medication. She arrived with a shopping bag — boxes of transdermal patches...

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Medicare Fraud and Scams

Help stop the abuse and get rewarded for your efforts.  Over 44 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. All are at risk of being unwitting accomplices — or victims — in one of the nation’s...

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Medicare Signup Dangers

65-Year-Olds Need to Enroll Even If They Delay Social Security.  Open enrollment is only for those who are already enrolled in Medicare, but John Piershale, a certified financial planner and wealth advisor with Piershale Financial...

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