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Medicare Explained

Medicare Explained
Courtesy Select Health, Salt Lake City LIVING WELL Magazine

If you have questions about Medicare, you’re not alone. Let’s start with the basics: what is Medicare? Medicare is healthcare coverage sponsored by the federal government. It was originally intended to provide health insurance to people on Social Security. […]

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The Ward Law Firm on the Importance of Planning for the Golden Years

Set Your Plan in Motion

By: Ronald Ward, Jr., Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Planning can be an enjoyable activity. When planning a trip, we often read books, magazines, and internet articles about our destination. Where will we stay? What will we eat? How will we get there? How long will we stay? Admittedly, retirement planning is less enjoyable for most people than planning a trip to Europe. Even so, this planning should bring you peace of mind. By eliminating the unknown and embracing a plan, our human nature finds comfort in moving toward our goal if we have an estate plan. […]

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Tucker Thompson Talks Major Changes in Health Care – LIVING WELL Magazine

Major Changes in Health Care

By Tucker Thompson

The Medicare annual enrollment period for 2012 will be October 15, 2011 through December 7, 2011. All enrollments for Part D, Prescription Drug Plans and Part C Advantage Plans {HMOs, PPOs, SNPs, PFFS} made during this time period will have an effective date of January 1, 2012. Not every hospital or doctor accepts Advantage Plans. Before enrolling in one of these plans, make sure your physician and hospital will accept the plan. […]

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TrueNorth Companies talks "Do you have enough for retirement?" – LIVING WELL Magazine

Do You Have Enough for Retirement?

By Dave VerWoert, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits, TrueNorth Companies, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

A recent story in the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” (5/21, Boulton) reported, “Women who retired last year will need an average of $93,000 in savings to pay for healthcare expenses in retirement,” and men will need an average of $65,000, according to an estimate by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. […]