Medicare Talk With Mike

By now, you’ve surely seen Joe Namath, William Shatner and Jimmie Walker on TV lately pushing Medicare Advantage plans? These guys got famous young for doing stuff that has nothing to do with healthcare, so you may want to think twice before believing anything they have to say about Medicare Advantage plans.

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Why Did They Make Medicare & Retirement So Darn Complicated?

We know the basics, of course

  • Retirement benefits are reduced if you claim them before your full retirement age (between age 66 and 67 depending on the year you were born.) 
  • Social Security benefits might be reduced even more prior to the full retirement age if you continue to work.
  • Medicare benefits, on the other hand, begin the month you turn 65, but can be delayed voluntarily if a more valuable health insurance plan is available via your job or your spouse’s job.
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