Retirement Tech

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech Talk' started by Tim Burr, May 2, 2017.

  1. Tim Burr

    Tim Burr Well-Known Member
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    Got a letter from Medicare last month stating
    since I was already receiving SS, here's your Medicare
    card, just sign it and you have Part A and B.
    Didn't have to enroll or anything. Automatic

    Also received a letter from Tricare ( my healthcare provider
    from being retired from the Air Force ) stating I wouldn't have
    to enroll for Tricare for Life. It's Automatic

    Last but not least, got a letter from Tennessee DMV that if I liked
    the picture on my current license, just go on-line, pay the fee and
    they would mail my new license to me. Never have to leave my chair!

    You gotta' love this tech stuff.

    P.S. I do have to go to the base and get a new picture for my retired
    ID card. 1 out of 4 ain't bad...
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
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    Do you have to pay for Part B? I got Medicare last year and if I remember correctly, I had to respond about Part B.
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    I started my SS when I turned 62 and Medicare sent me a notice, just before I turned 65, stating that I could either "accept" or "not accept" Part A & B. Part A is Hospitalization and has no monthly premium, but Part B would be taken directly out of my monthly SS payment. I accepted both. However, my yearly deductible took a hike up. Was $147 and now is $183 per year. I still keep, and use, my VA Medical. No monthly premium or yearly deductible, but do have co-pays for seeing my VA doctor and prescriptions. Good possibility, that later, if we need the extra money that I'm now paying to Medicare (premium and deductible), I will stop the Medicare and only use my VA.

    Wife and I renewed our D.L.'s online as well. We both now have new D.L.'s. However, I did go into the D.L. Office to renew my Handicap Placard a few weeks ago.

    But, all-in-all, today's technology sure can be great to use.
     
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  4. Tim Burr

    Tim Burr Well-Known Member
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    Yes, seems everyone has to pay for Part B.
    Nice thing is my Tricare picks up everything else and no deductible.
    Like you @Cody Fousnaugh , I have to use the VA for my Service Connected issues.

    It just seems that things are getting easier for us.

    It's a shame more seniors don't take advantage of the new technology.
    There's lots of help out there to get them started.
     
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