Video: When to Enroll in Medicare

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If you are eligible for Medicare, but not currently receiving Social Security retirement benefits or railroad retirement benefits, there are three different time periods during which you can enroll in Medicare Parts A and B. In the video above we explain when to enroll in Medicare based on your eligibility and what you should do if you miss your enrollment window. Read More...

House Leaders Back Away from the American Health Care Act—Fail to Bring Bill Up for a Vote

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Last week, on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives planned to hold a vote on legislation to repeal the ACA and affect the health care of tens of millions of Americans. Called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed law would have erased health coverage for 24 million people, according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates. Read More...

The President’s Budget Would Dramatically Cut Funding for Medicare Counseling

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This week, the President sent a more detailed supplement to his 2017 budget to Congressional appropriators that proposes dramatic cuts to the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). SHIPs provide one-on-one in-person counseling to help people with Medicare understand their rights and navigate their coverage options. The President’s proposal would almost completely eliminate federal funding for this essential program. Read More...