Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lifetimes

The Times 2019 Medicare Guide

The Times 2019 Medicare Guide

It has four main parts, labeled A, B, C and D. But after that, the rules can be wickedly complex. Nearly 60 million people are using it right now. And with an estimated 10,000 people reaching age 65 each day in the U.S., that number is growing fast.S...
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Navigating Medicare’s annual enrollment period: What you need to know for 2019

Navigating Medicare’s annual enrollment period: What you need to know for 2019

For the nearly 4.4 million Floridians who receive benefits through Medicare, this is an important time of year.Monday, Oct. 15, marks the start of the Annual Election Period, when people covered under the federal health insurance program for those 65...
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Medicare opens enrollment for 2019 with insurers focused on keeping you out of the hospital

Medicare opens enrollment for 2019 with insurers focused on keeping you out of the hospital

The annual Medicare open enrollment period kicks off today, and the news is generally good for nearly 4.4 million Floridians who rely on the program. Premiums are expected to stay roughly the same in 2019, and many plans are offering expanded perks a...
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Medicare can be complicated, but one-on-one help is available

Medicare can be complicated, but one-on-one help is available

If you need additional help getting a handle on Medicare (open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you may want to contact a state program called SHINE, or Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. The organization is offering information sessio...
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To compare Medicare options, get help from the online Plan Finder

To compare Medicare options, get help from the online Plan Finder

The best way to choose your Medicare coverage is by consulting Medicare’s online Plan Finder, which estimates out-of-pocket costs based on the specific drugs you take, grades plans by performance and allows you to explore possible pharmacies in your ...
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Unique tactile map made on 3-D printer could have widespread use

Unique tactile map made on 3-D printer could have widespread use

For people who are blind or visually impaired or face that possibility in the coming years, the future is almost literally in their hands.Thanks to a visualization specialist at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his 3-D plastic-printing ma...
Updated: 2 months ago
Don’t go overboard on those abs

Don’t go overboard on those abs

Strengthening abdominal muscles seems to be at the top of the exercise to-do list for many exercise enthusiasts. However, according to exercise pros, many people are going about it the wrong way. And it doesn’t help that abdominal workouts are still ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Louie Anderson talks Emmy, ‘Baskets’ and his brush with #MeToo

Louie Anderson talks Emmy, ‘Baskets’ and his brush with #MeToo

Everyone wants a picture. That’s the thing when you win an Emmy. You’re stumbling around at a party, out of your mind with elation, the statuette glued to your hand. Smile and click, smile and click, smile and click."I never turn anyone down for a ph...
Updated: 2 months ago
Give ‘active-assisted stretching’ a try

Give ‘active-assisted stretching’ a try

It feels great to stretch your muscles and joints at any age. Perhaps to throw in a yawn or two. Stretching is also great for the entire body, encouraging flexibility of joints and blood flow to the muscles.For some seniors, though, stretching is dif...
Updated: 3 months ago
Get off your duff and work those glutes

Get off your duff and work those glutes

What would you believe to be the largest and one of the strongest muscle groups you have? Here are a few clues. It’s a muscle group in your lower body that consists of three muscles that can produce tremendous power but are often weak and neglected. ...
Updated: 3 months ago