— By Michelle Crouch Julia McLean, 70, knew it was time to get a second pneumonia vaccination. Her doctor had reminded her, but the holidays were coming, so she decided to put it off. That turned out to be a mistake. In early 2017, McLean came down with pneumonia. “It was horrible,” said McLean, who lives in Charlotte. “I was really, really sick for three weeks. I felt terrible, I had no energy, and it seemed like it took forever to …

— 10,000 people sign up for Medicare each day – there’s bound to be a few mistakes made.  Check out the top 10 Medicare mistakes – and how you can avoid them. 1.  Assuming you don’t “qualify” if you haven’t worked long enough: Earning 40 credits through paying payroll taxes at work – about 10 years’ work – ensures that you won’t have to pay premiums for Part A services (mainly hospital insurance) when you join Medicare. But you don’t need …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 CONTACT Media Relations media@aarp.org 202-434-2560 AARP Statement on 2013 Medicare Part B Premium Increase WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner released a statement following today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 2013 Medicare Part B premiums. The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2013, a $5 increase over the $99.90 that most beneficiaries pay today.  The statement from David Certner follows: “While AARP is …