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  • Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Cover Weight-Loss Treatments?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help.

    – Overweight Owen  

  • Savvy Senior: How to Tap Underutilized Burial Benefits for Veterans

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What types of funeral benefits are available to old veterans? My 83-year-old father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

    – Planning Ahead

  • Savvy Senior: How to Tap Underutilized Burial Benefits for Veterans

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What types of funeral benefits are available to old veterans? My 83-year-old father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

    – Planning Ahead

  • Savvy Senior: What is the Retirement Saver’s Credit?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you explain to me how the retirement saver’s tax credit works? My wife and I are in our 50s and are looking for creative ways to boost our retirement savings beyond our 401(k). Is this something we may be eligible for?

    – Struggling to Save

  • Savvy Senior: How to Fight Back Against Age Discrimination

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What are the steps to take to fight against age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case?

    – Passed-Over Paul

  • Savvy Senior: How to Ease the Winter Blues

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I’ve always disliked winter, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the gray, cold winter months make me feel really blue.

    – Sad Sam

  • Savvy Senior: How to Save on Prescription Drug Costs

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with my Medicare prescription drug insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help cut my costs?

    – Tapped-Out Tina

  • Savvy Senior: How to Save on Prescription Drug Costs

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with my Medicare prescription drug insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help cut my costs?

    – Tapped-Out Tina

  • Savvy Senior: Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare Advantage ads I’ve seen offer lots of extra benefits beyond what traditional Medicare offers and no monthly premiums. What are your thoughts?

    – Considering a Switch

  • Savvy Senior: Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare Advantage ads I’ve seen offer lots of extra benefits beyond what traditional Medicare offers and no monthly premiums. What are your thoughts?

    – Considering a Switch

  • Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t.

    – Planning Ahead

  • Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t.

    – Planning Ahead

  • Savvy Senior: How to Plan a Green Funeral

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What can you tell me about green funeral options? At age 80, I would like to preplan my funeral and make it as natural as possible. 

    – Old Environmentalist

  • Savvy Senior: Retirement-Planning Tips for Single Women

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What retirement-planning tips can you recommend to single women? I’m a divorced 58-year-old woman with a teenaged son and have very little saved for retirement.

    – Financially Vulnerable

  • Savvy Senior: Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Right for You?

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you recommend some good over-the-counter hearing aids for seniors on a budget? I’m not sure what to get or where to buy them.

    – Hard of Hearing

  • Savvy Senior: New RMD Rules for 2023

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What are the new rules on required minimum distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s? I will turn 72 this year and want to be clear on what I’m required to do.

    – Planning Ahead

  • Savvy Senior: Free Online Hearing Tests You Can Take at Home

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you recommend any good online hearing tests? My husband has hearing loss, but I can’t get him to go in and get his hearing checked, so I thought a simple online test could help him recognize he has a problem. What can you tell me?

    – Loud-Talking Linda

  • Savvy Senior: How to Cover Dental Care in Retirement

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired and joined Medicare. Where can retirees find affordable dental care?

    – Uninsured Al

  • Savvy Senior: How to Cover Dental Care in Retirement

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired and joined Medicare. Where can retirees find affordable dental care?

    – Uninsured Al

  • Savvy Senior: How to Reduce Your Medical Bills

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What tips do you recommend to Medicare beneficiaries dealing with hefty medical bills? My husband recently had open heart surgery and is recovering slowly, but the medical bills are coming in fast and furious, and they’re putting us in medical debt.

    – Struggling in Springfield

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