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Peter Keers is a writer and video blogger focusing on topics for the over-50 audience. Defining himself as a curious seeker, Peter’s interests range across both the art and the science of living an authentic and fulfilling life in the 21st century. See Peter’s eBooks on travel, long-term care, Medicare and other topics at living50.com.

Latest Posts By Peter Keers

12 months ago

All About Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

Although Medicare debuted in 1965, prescription drugs were not covered until 2003 when Medicare Part D was rolled out. Here are a few things to know before you decide if you need a Part D plan, and if so, how to choose a plan…

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1 year ago

Medicare Advantage Plans – All in One Solutions?

For some of us age 65 or older, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B ) plus supplemental Medigap insurance provides all the healthcare coverage we need. However, others may want more benefits found in Medicare Advantage plans which technically…

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1 year ago

Medigap – Plugging Holes in Original Medicare

As I mentioned in my earlier Sixty and Me blogs, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B ) covers most costs for hospital and doctor fees. However, there are some “gaps.” Most importantly, under Original Medicare, there are no limits on out-of-pocket expenses…

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1 year ago

Medicare Part B – What You Need to Know

Medicare Part B, along with Medicare Part A, make up what is called Original Medicare. As I noted in my previous Sixty and Me blog, Medicare Part A covers inpatient care in a hospital and skilled nursing facility, hospice care and home healthcare…

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1 year ago

Medicare Part A – What You Need to Know

As noted in my previous Sixty and Me blog, Original Medicare consists of Part A and Part B. This blog focuses on Part A which applies to inpatient hospital stays plus some other services. Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers…

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2 years ago

Medicare – What’s It All About?

In the U.S., reaching 65 is synonymous with becoming Medicare-eligible. Medicare is a national health insurance program started in 1965. It was created and administered by the U.S. government and is funded mainly by payroll taxes…

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2 years ago

The Inner Game of Preventing Falls

Falls are a real risk for those of us over 60. Recently, Ivana Trump died from a fall at home. According to a 2018 Centers for Disease Control report, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. These resulted in injuries for 8.4 million of the cases…

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2 years ago

Paying for Long-Term Care: The Life Insurance and Annuity Alternatives

Many people think about dedicated long-term care insurance as the only way insurance can pay for long-term care. However, life insurance and annuities provide alternatives also…

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2 years ago

Long-Term Care Insurance: Let’s Cover the Basics

Shopping for long-term care insurance can be a complex process. There are many “moving parts,” so consumers need to educate themselves on finding the right policy for their situation. Think carefully about what you want out of a long-term care…

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2 years ago

Paying for Long-Term Care: Government Programs

In my last Sixty and Me blog, Paying for Long-Term Care: What Are the Options? I noted there are three sources of money to pay for long-term care: Your own money, government sources, and Insurance. This blog will cover more details about using…

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