Category: Medicare and Social Security

Can You Transfer Your Medicare and Medicaid Plans When You Move to Another State?

Does your Medicare or Medicare plan transfer if you move? If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid. Medicare If you have original Medicare (Plans A and B), you can move anywhere in the […]

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Switching Medicare Plans If You Move

You may need to be switching Medicare plans if you move.  If you are over 65 and preparing to move to another county or state, be sure to add “check Medicare plan” to your to-do list. You need to make sure your Medicare plan will still be in effect after you move. Whether or not […]

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Where’s My Coronavirus Relief Payment? Well, It Depends.

The centerpiece of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, is its one-time $1,200 payments to millions of eligible individuals. When can you expect your payment and how much will it be? The answer to the first question has been changing on an almost daily […]

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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Can Ensure Receipt of Stimulus Payment by Submitting Information through Online Portal

The CARES Act will pay a one-time direct payment to most individuals whose income is under a certain income threshold. Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their stimulus payment including: Individuals who filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019 Individuals who receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits Individuals who […]

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What Can You Do to Protect Your Loved One in a Nursing Home During the Pandemic?

As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable to the disease. How to try to ensure that your loved one stays healthy? The first thing you can do is research the nursing home. While you likely made inquiries before your loved one moved in, you may not […]

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Medicare and Medicaid Will Cover Coronavirus Testing

With coronavirus dominating news coverage and creating alarm, it is important to know that Medicare and Medicaid will cover tests for the virus. The department of Health and Human Services has designated the test for the new strain of coronavirus (officially called COVID-19) an essential health benefit. This designation means that Medicare and Medicaid will […]

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