Did you know that traditional retirement age is 65? Did you also know that at age 65 you become eligible for Medicare?
Turning 65 is no guarantee that you will be ready to retire. In fact, a rapidly growing number of older Americans are continuing to work past age 65. According to the U.S. Jobs report released in April 2018, 32% of Americans age 65 to 69 were employed last quarter. Even past age 70, a growing number of seniors are either declining or unable to retire. With the numbers increasing every year, this looks to be a continuing trend.
October 20th is National Mammography Day. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection.
A mammogram can often times detect a problem before there are any outward physical signs of the disease.
Did you know that the 4th leading cause of death is due to an Adverse Drug Reaction?
We were shocked when we came across this important information!
Generally the news focuses on the top 3 causes of death which are Heart Attack, Cancer and Stroke.
You might be surprised to learn that Adverse Drug Reactions are the cause of at least 125,000 deaths every year, and also account for over 2 million hospitalizations yearly. Many of those hospitalized will suffer from lifelong health issues.
Why is this? It’s due to taking a medication, or combinations of medications, that do not suit their Genetic profile.
I’m sure you have been hearing your whole life about how important it is to eat well.
A very familiar piece of advice seems to be to eat more fruits and veggies, and to cut down on food that are high in fats, sugars and carbohydrates.
If it were so easy to do, it wouldn’t still be such common advice.
Have you ever experienced a moment where you walked into the room only to draw a blank as to why you went in there in the first place?
Do you sometimes forget where you have set your keys?
Or how about forgetting something someone just told you several minutes before?
It is so frustrating, right?
Attention to Date: In 2020 Medicare beneficiaries who don’t already have what’s known as Medigap Plan C or Plan F insurance will not be able to purchase it because the federal government will be closing those plans to new enrollments.
If you are age 65 now, or will reach age 65 between now and January 1st, 2020, you can still sign up if you qualify because you will be in your Open Enrollment Period or if the insurance company admits you.
Can I file for Medicare without Social Security?
This is a common question we receive in our call center and on our social media accounts and it is a great question.
Social Security and Medicare are separate decisions, and you do not need to sign up for both programs at the same time. The Social Security full retirement age is 66, however the Medicare eligibility age is 65.
Chronic back pain can make even the simplest of tasks a struggle.
This kind of pain has an impact on how people live.
It damages quality of life by limiting sleep, hindering work productivity and making it nearly impossible for some individuals to enjoy leisure activities.