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Friday, February 18, 2011

How to understand Medicare



The Baby boom generation is approaching Medicare age. They always told us Medicare and Social Security will not be here. This turned out to be a lie—so far. So how do you apply for Medicare and what exactly is Medicare.

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and also some disabled people under age 65. This insurance covers many, but not all medical costs. So, we, in turn, have out-of -pocket expenses that can be costly, if you have a major illness or hospitalization.

There are two parts to Medicare. Part A is hospital insurance that is available to most people at no costs. Part A covers:
Care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and hospices.
Home health services
Blood transfusions

Part B is optional Medicare insurance. Most people pay for Part B by a monthly premium.
Part B helps pay for:
Medically necessary doctor or outpatient hospital services.
Services to prevent or detect illnesses at an early stage (flu shots, mammograms, cancer and diabetes screening
Ambulance services
Durable medical equipment such as oxygen tents and wheelchairs
Some other medical services that Part A does not cover.

There are two opportunities included in the Part B insurance. Medicare advantage and Medical supplement. Medicare advantage includes prescriptions, but one must go to the doctors in their network. Medicare advantage would be good if you are healthy and have no particular allegiance to a specific doctor.

Medical suplemental insurance has several choices underneath this type. Look at the benefits of each and how much each category costs.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to Save Money and Get Rid of Cable

Watch TV on Internet
Do you want to save money and give up your cable? An interesting way to save money and still watch TV programs you love is to watch internet on TV. It is now becoming a normal activity. Just read on to find the best site to choose.
Difficulty: Easy

  1. Look for review of websites to watch TV online. Read a few reviews and get a feel for the kind of TV you wish to watch. Is it major network TV shows. Is it news programs, National Geographic, Discovery Channel or History Channel? Look for websites that cater to your interests.

Read more: How to Pick the Best Site to Watch TV on Internet | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5725125_pick-watch-tv-internet.html#ixzz1DnKa32Lo

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Self-employed Taxes


It is tax time again.  If you have to estimate taxes, use this handy calculator for self-employed people.
Are you self-employed? Do you want a quick way to estimate yearly taxes? Does your income vary drastically from year to year? Do you think you have to wait until you file taxes at the end of the year to have an estimate of what your taxes will be? Just follow these few steps to estimate your tax.
http://www.taxestimate.ne

Read more: How to Estimate Taxes for the Self-Employed | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4717509_estimate-taxes-selfemployed.html#ixzz1BbHZdqKj