Fact: Most people who work contribute to the Medicare system, but many are either unaware or misinformed about the Medicare benefits they can receive when they turn 65. Living comfortably with peace-of-mind about health insurance is important for golden years’ enjoyment. So here’s the 411 on Medicare’s beneficial health insurance.
According to figures released July 9th by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, hundreds of thousands of seniors miss out on Medicare benefits each year. Jim Firman, CEO of the National Council on Aging comments on the lack of public awareness when it comes to Medicare benefits: “Most seniors don’t know what’s in the law. ‘The new new wellness visit benefit is a really good benefit, but you have to use it to maximize the opportunity.”
So what do you need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on important health benefits? Read below for the 9 things you need to know about Medicare benefits.
How do you feel about Medicare and retirement in the U.S.? Do you think there’s anything our government can be doing to better prepare for the aging baby boomers? We welcome your comments below.
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