When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

Medigap Policy Medicaid

Medigap policies that supplement Medicare’s basic coverage can cost vastly different amounts, depending on the company selling the policy, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of shopping around before purchasing a policy. 

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How the Coronavirus Has Brought Ageism into Stark Relief

How the Coronavirus Has Brought Ageism into Stark Relief

With older Americans being most at risk from the COVID-19 coronavirus, the response to the pandemic is highlighting issues of ageism in the United States. According to experts, ageism is evident both in the response to the virus and the lack of protective equipment allocated to nursing homes.

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Pandemic Relief: Retirement Account Owners Do Not Have to Take Required Distributions in 2020

Retirement Account Owners Do Not Have to Take Required Distributions in 2020

Retirement account owners, many of whose retirement balances have been pummeled by a stock market drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, do not have to take mandatory withdrawals this year. 

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Four Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic May Affect Long-Term Care Insurance

Four Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic May Affect Long-Term Care Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on those in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. This has raised questions about how the virus has influenced the costs and provision of long-term care insurance. 

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Between a Long-Term Care Rock and a Hard Place

In mid-March, my mother called me from the hospital.  My father was sick. Fever, chills, cough, general
weakness and other flu-like symptoms. As it turned out, it was the wrong month of the wrong year to have “flu-like symptoms.” Despite being convinced that he had COVID-19, the hospital could do little more than give him a
swab test and send him home.

For the next four-and-a-half weeks, my father and mother stayed on separate sides of their two-bedroom apartment.
My mother, who was dealing with her own symptoms, was able to tend to my father’s needs, and at times, things got scary.

Thankfully, all is now well.

Read the entire article on page 47 of Capital Region Living or download a copy here.

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