Telehealth, also called telemedicine, allows you to receive health care without an in-person visit to a provider by using computer, tablet or smartphone.
Telehealth technically started in the 1940s in Pennsylvania when providers realized they could send radiology images over the phone lines between two townships. In the 1950s, a Canadian doctor expanded on the concept and constructed a teleradiology system that was used in and around Montreal. And in 1967, the University of Miami School of Medicine partnered with a local fire department to transmit electrocardiographic rhythms over radio to Jackson Memorial Hospital in rescue situations.
Dreaming of retiring early? You’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Americans to reevaluate their work-life balance.
Market research company Hearts and Wallets reports that about one in four Americans plan to retire before age 65 – a much higher percentage than in years past.
If you’re one of the “one in four” and you think you’ve saved enough to retire early and cover your living expenses, there’s one more expense you should consider – health insurance.
If you’re an employer sponsoring a group health plan or an insured covered under your employer’s plan, it’s important to learn about Medicare Part D.
Coverage for prescription drugs became available in 2006 for everyone with Medicare. This is referred to as Medicare Part D. If you’re about to become Medicare eligible (the first of the month you turn age 65) and are still covered under your employer's health plan, you need to know some details about your plan’s prescription drug coverage in order to decide what to do about Medicare Part D.
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