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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

May 17, 2018 • By

Did you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to everyone with Medicare? Instead of your Social Security Number (SSN), your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you. This will help to protect you against identity theft and protect Medicare from […]

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Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

November 16, 2017 • By

A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

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Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

August 3, 2017 • By

Social Security is here with tools and information to help you secure today and tomorrow. Did you know that you can pay your Medicare premiums online? If your bank offers the option to pay your bills online, you can use their service to pay for your Medicare premiums bill from the Centers for Medicare & […]

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Social Security and Medicare Are Lasting Sources of Independence

July 3, 2017 • By

In July, communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, family, and friends. A strong community also creates independence as we help each other recognize our full potential. Social Security has been helping people maintain a higher quality of life and a level of independence for over 80 years. And Medicare has been doing the […]

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Another Way to Help You Secure Today and Tomorrow

May 22, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you through life’s journey. May is National Older American Awareness Month and we want to talk about one of the stages of our long journey together.

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Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

November 17, 2016 • By

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and catching up with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to […]

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It’s Easy to Get Extra Help with Your Prescription Costs

April 21, 2016 • By

In times like these, every dollar counts. Some people qualify for big savings on their Medicare prescription drug costs and don’t even realize it! In fact, if you receive Medicare, you may be eligible for the Extra Help, which could save you about $4,000 per year on your monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. […]

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Social Security Is Important to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

February 8, 2016 • By

Happy Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is another opportunity for us to make New Year’s resolutions. For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, having a better understanding of Social Security should be on their list of things to do. I had to learn about many of Social Security’s programs very quickly a […]

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2015: The Year In Review

January 11, 2016 • By

2015 was a special year for Social Security – we launched our very first blog, “Social Security Matters.” This blog has helped us cover the issues and concerns that are most important to our beneficiaries and their families. Thank you for reading our blog and joining the conversation about Social Security. We look forward to […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment: Five Things You Need to Do

November 30, 2015 • By

Routines help keep us focused, organized, and even healthy. However, if your health routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick-start a new healthy habit. If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you should review and compare coverage options. The Open Enrollment runs through December 7 and […]

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