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Biggest Medicare Changes for 2023
The new year brings a cap on insulin copays, free vaccines, lower premiums and more
by Dena Bunis, AARP,
January 3, 2023
Some of the biggest changes to Medicare in years take effect in 2023, with more than 65 million Americans paying lower premiums and deductibles and about to feel the effects of landmark legislation designed to bring down the runaway cost of prescription drugs.
In addition, a number of changes to improve the way Medicare beneficiaries can access behavioral health care will take effect in 2023. Changes could also be coming to telehealth. Some virtual services expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue, while others could be phased out if, as expected,
Medicare.gov / AARP
6 Steps to Get Emotionally Ready for Retirement
By Tamara E. Holmes,
March 10, 2023
In 2017, Craig Bradley retired from a career in human resources at the age of 63. After working for 40 years, he was ready to put the early-morning wakeup calls, work emails and draining commute behind him.
“For maybe two to three months I was like, ‘Oh, I’m traveling here,’ and ‘I’m seeing these friends,’ ” he recalls. “But after that initial euphoria started to wane away, I started feeling lost, without purpose — like, ‘What am I going to do with my day?’
9 Nutrients You Need More of As You Get Older
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By Nicole Pajer,
April 10, 2023
You strive to eat healthy and hit the gym when you can — or at least sneak out for a daily walk with the dog. But are you getting all the nutrients your body needs to function at its best? If you’re over 50, there’s a good chance you’re not. “In general, as we get older our ability to absorb many nutrients — vitamins and minerals and other bioactive components of foods — tends to wane,” says Howard D. Sesso, director of nutrition research and an associate epidemiologist at the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This, combined with a decrease in appetite that often comes with age, he explains, can often lead to nutritional deficiencies in older adults.
10 Worst Things to Carry in Your Wallet
By Katherine Skiba,
Published December 07, 2021
Updated April 12, 2023
In an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry’s neurotic friend George Costanza has so much stuff jam-packed into his wallet that it’s ridiculed as a “filing cabinet.” Walking down the street, Costanza the pack rat tries to stuff one more thing inside, and the billfold explodes, scattering its contents to the wind.
Jon Clay, vice president of threat intelligence for Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity firm, mentions the episode when talking about what consumers should not carry in their wallets lest they lose valuable information.