Retirement is often seen as the golden period of life, a time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. While it’s essential to take it easy and savor the newfound freedom, staying active and engaged in meaningful activities can greatly enhance your retirement experience. In this article, we’ll explore ten tips for retirees to stay busy, both mentally and physically, while making the most of this exciting phase of life.
As you approach age 65, navigating Medicare and all of its parts and plans may sound daunting, but it can be easier than you think. Original Medicare contains two parts: Part A and Part B. Medicare Part A covers hospital care, skilled nursing facility and hospice fees, and is usually premium-free. Medicare Part B covers medical and preventive services, as well as some medical equipment, for which there is a monthly premium (typically deducted from your Social Security payments).
Once a year, Medicare gives its nearly 65 million beneficiaries a chance to step back, review their coverage and make any changes that will help them get the best out of the federal government’s health insurance program for adults age 65 and over and people with disabilities.
But experts say too many enrollees overlook this annual opportunity to possibly save money and improve their coverage.
Medicare Advantage is a type of private insurance that is a substitute for Medicare Part A and Part B with more restrictions, risks and limitations.
Medicare Supplement plans, also known as Medigap plans, can be purchased to fill specific gaps in Original Medicare coverage. They’re sold by private insurance companies but are regulated to provide the same standard benefits across providers.