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The Fair Square Bulletin: June 2023

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By Daniel Petkevich
Jun 30, 2023

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In today's email:
  • Summer Travel
  • Scam Alert
  • Price Increases
  • Summer BBQ Trends

Blog: Summer Travel

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Can Medicare Advantage Plans be Used Out of State?
Are you planning a summer getaway or a visit to your grandchildren across state lines? If you're a beneficiary of a Medicare Advantage Plan, you might be worried about whether your plan has got you covered outside its service area. Whether you're an avid traveler or someone who occasionally steps outside your local area, understanding your healthcare coverage becomes vital.

News: Scam Targeting Grandparents Uses AI Tech to Clone Your Grandkid's Voice

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‎You get a call. There's a panicked voice on the line. It's your grandson. He says he's in deep trouble — he wrecked the car and landed in jail. But you can help by sending money. You take a deep breath and think. You've heard about grandparent scams. But darn, it sounds just like him. How could it be a scam? Voice cloning, that's how...

Medicare: Price Increases

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Medicare has approved the following price increases for 2024 Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans:
  • Part D Deductible: $545 (up from $505 in 2023);
  • Initial coverage limit: $5,030 (up from $4,660 in 2023);
  • Out-of-pocket threshold: $8,000 (up from $7,400 in 2023);
  • Total Covered Part D spending at the out-of-pocket expense threshold for beneficiaries who are not eligible for the coverage gap discount program: $11,477.39 (up from $10,516.25 in 2023)

Lifestyle: Summer BBQ Trends

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‎‎Better Homes & Gardens

has you covered with the latest grilling trends to make your 2023 Summer BBQ season outstanding. Here are a few highlights:
What's HOT:
  • Unique Cuts of Beef
  • Grilled Fruits and Vegetables
  • Beyond-Salmon Seafood
  • Global Flavors
  • Mayo > Butter
  • A Digital Revolution
What's NOT:
  • Classically-Coveted Cuts of Beef
  • Basic Burgers and Dogs
  • Standard Charcoal Grills
Check out the full article for more great tips and trends!

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