I'll admit, I'm a rookie at Medicare. I've been getting information since I started approaching 65, and, since I'm still working, aside from Part A, I've ignored it.
I found this information about Parts F & G, and I must admit, I'm going to start looking at it more carefully. The difference in coverage is slight, and Part G does seem to be a better deal.
Here's the link:
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Not mine - my husband's.
It's been interesting, so far. His class (1966) is a very good-looking, accomplished group. They are generally healthy, active, and in different stages of retirement.
Some have continued to work, others are employed part-time. The rest are cheerfully enjoying their free time. The majority have at least some connection to a job, even if only sporadically.
They are active - one of my husband's classmate, Stu Ellison, showed up in a to-the-knee Velcro brace. He broke his leg MOUNTAIN-CLIMBING! At 68!
Now, remember, these are generally the more successful members of the class. Some died early. Others had hard lives and did not attend. However, the class is a testament to how to age with grace.
Both my sister and I are in the throws of handling paperwork related to retirement. She is wrestling with the health plans, and I am working to move my NC money to the SC teachers system, so I can retire in the next few years (PROBABLY 2018 - possibly sooner).
I have just one piece of advice - organize the paper! For each issue, create a folder, put all paper in it, and make sure you document ALL conversations.