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Medicare, A Simple Explanation

October 24, 2019 • By

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Social Security and Medicare are both programs that are household names, but do you know the true difference? Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for their family and friends. While Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Medicare provides health insurance.

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Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare?

February 28, 2019 • By

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Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help. Contact Social Security to:

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Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

August 16, 2018 • By

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Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from […]

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You’ve Worked Hard for the Money — Now Protect It!

June 18, 2018 • By

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Most of us work hard to save and plan for our retirement. But there are people who work just as hard to take it away from us. Who are they? Phone scammers. While I was working from home the other day, my phone rang three times. A robotic voice told me that I was in […]

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Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

May 28, 2018 • By

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On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way we provide Social Security benefits. […]

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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

May 17, 2018 • By

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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