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Articles with the Tag: Western Montana Area IV Agency on Aging

Tax credits available for elderly

News from Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — There are three programs that can save Montana seniors a significant amount of money on their taxes. One of these is the Montana Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit. This benefit is an income tax refund, for both homeowners and renters. If you are 62 or ol...

Foster grandparents honored

“I wasn’t getting out of my pajamas until 4 p.m., and I was on the computer all the time,” Charlotte Gaustad said. So she talked to Ophie Keene, then head of the Foster Grandparents Program, and said she needed something to get her out of the house  Now Gaustad, or “Grandma...

Scammers target confused Medicare recipients

News from the Lake County Agency on Aging Medicare is not part of the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. You do not have to replace your Medicare coverage. No matter whether you get your Medicare coverage through original Medicare with a supplement or a Medicare Advantage...

Agency on Aging to hold Medicare informational meeting

POLSON —  Open enrollment for Part D prescription coverage and Medicare Advantage plans began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, and most people can only make changes to their plans during this time. Don’t wait until January and discover that your plan doesn’t work for you in 2013. On Nov. 8,...

Medicare email information incorrect

An email is circulating once again claiming that monthly Medicare Part B premiums will be $247 in 2014. This information is incorrect.  The premium is set each year calculated to pay for 25 percent of the cost of coverage, based on actual costs from the prior year. No one can predict with precision t...


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