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Retired Teachers in Illinois: Is TRS Really the Best Option?

The Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Plan (TRIP) in Illinois was a fabulous program until February 1, 2014. Let's go over what changed, why, and what Medicare insurance choices you have as a retired teacher.

Podiatry: Does Medicare Cover Foot and Ankle Treatment?

If you ever find yourself affected by foot or ankle pain, you’ll be happy to know that there is help available, and Medicare will probably cover the treatments. We contacted Dr. Dennis Vaughn, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist and owner of Vaughn Foot and Ankle Clinic, in Mt. Zion, IL, for information about podiatry and seniors.

Does Medicare Cover Out of Country Healthcare?

It’s possible you’ve waited all your life to spend your golden years visiting quaint city cafes in Paris, exploring the glaciers of New Zealand, or crossing the Colosseum off your bucket list. If a medical emergency happened, would your Medicare plan cover you?

What Decatur, IL Seniors Need to Know About the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, we are all adjusting to life without sit-in restaurants, paper goods shortages, and being cooped up at home. Here’s what our Decatur, IL community needs to know about the coronavirus disease.

Orthopedics: What Is It, and Does Medicare Cover It?

Hip and knee replacements are some of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S. We turned to Dr. Jacob D. Sams, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Decatur Orthopedic Center (DOC), for some insights. DOC does over 1,000 joint replacements per year, and about 60% of their patient base is 65 or older.

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