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  • Photo of Single-Trip Medical Travel Insurance Coverage: When and Why Do I Need One?

    Single-Trip Medical Travel Insurance Coverage: When and Why Do I Need One?

    You should initially check if your primary insurance entails medical treatment abroad and what the health care policies of your destination are. When all else fails, a single-trip medical travel insurance plan is certainly worthwhile, especially in comparison to what you could end up paying.

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    A Simple Guide to Renters Insurance Coverage

    Whether you have an existing plan or want to get a new one, this simple guide to renters insurance coverage gives you a good place to start. We outline the factors that make these policies worthwhile, including a few that most insured consumers don't even know about.

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    What Is an FSA Card?

    What is an FSA card? What can I use my FSA card for? In short, it helps you manage your money and avoid losing unspent funds at the end of the year.

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    What Are FSA Funds?

    What are FSA funds? What happens to unused FSA funds? In short, they're your medical costs for the next 12 months and, at the same time, a sizable portion of your paycheck.

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    Should I Get a Medical Credit Card or an HSA/FSA?

    A medical credit card gives patients the opportunity to manage their money and build credit when they pay for health care costs. Meanwhile, medical savings account rules allow you to deduct deposits and expenditures from your taxes.

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  • Photo of What Is a Dental Credit Card and Do You Need One?

    What Is a Dental Credit Card and Do You Need One?

    Patients may use a dental credit card to take care of related medical expenses. After all, the dentist is part of any consumer’s life, regardless of their age. Firstly, an infant needs to see a specialist to ensure that their teeth are growing normally. After that, when they become a teenager, braces may be necessary. Equally as important, young adults…

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  • Photo of Should You File Jointly or Separately?

    Should You File Jointly or Separately?

    Most married couples file their taxes jointly. This approach enables them to combine their income and utilize larger deductions or tax credits. For instance, the married filing separately child tax credit is much more limited in comparison to a joint return. Above all else, when you decide whether to file jointly or separately, it is important to keep in mind…

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    These Apps Will Lower Your Medical Bills

    Technology revolutionized everything in our lives, ranging from transportation to shopping. This is even true when it comes to medical care. Instead of rushing to the nearest hospital ER or making an urgent care appointment, patients can lookup their symptoms online. However, not many people know about how apps are replacing insurance companies and hospitals. They cover copays and connect…

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  • Photo of Part Three: Preparing for Inflation-Adjusted Premiums

    Part Three: Preparing for Inflation-Adjusted Premiums

    In January, your tax credits and average health insurance cost, per month, are going to change. Whether it’s a private plan, an employer-sponsored one, or Medicare, all consumers’ income brackets are going to be adjusted for inflation. In short, if your household earnings go up, your premiums might not because of the higher income brackets. Moreover, consumers may even qualify…

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  • Photo of Part Two: Inflation and Your Health Premiums

    Part Two: Inflation and Your Health Premiums

    Generally, the government takes care of a portion of your health insurance premiums. The amount is based on someone’s income bracket, which changes every year because of inflation. In a previous article, we discussed how this impacts the average monthly health insurance cost, even if a household’s income doesn’t go up or down. The change will effect the 2019 Medicare…

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