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The Fair Square Bulletin: November 2023

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By Daniel Petkevich
Nov 15, 2023

Thanksgiving Edition

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In today's email:
  • Annual Election Period (AEP)
  • 2024 Medicare Price Changes
  • 2024 COLA
  • 9 Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Annual Election Period (AEP)

The Annual Election Period (AEP), or the Fall Open Enrollment, occurs from October 15th to December 7th each year. During this period, you can make changes to your Medicare coverage.
Medicare can approve changes to your plan each year, significantly impacting costs, coverages, and networks. Reviewing changes with a trusted advisor is essential to ensure your plan is still a good fit for 2024.
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FSM Blog: 2024 Medicare Price Changes

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Each year, Medicare undergoes various updates and changes. This article will review changes in Medicare premiums, co-pays, and deductibles from 2023 to 2024.

SSA: 2024 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will increase 3.2 percent in 2024. The 3.2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 66 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2024. Increased payments to approximately 7.5 million SSI recipients will begin on December 29, 2023. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits).

Ina Garten's 9 Tips For A Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

By Adrienne Katz Kennedy via

tastingtable.com

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Ina Garten & Festive Table
Ina and her sage advice are here to quell the overwhelm. Here are some of her pro tips for surviving Thanksgiving and flourishing as a host, whether it's your first or 31st time playing host.
  1. Make a plan
  2. Tackle the shopping list in stages
  3. Do-ahead desserts are the way forward
  4. Skip complicated appetizers in favor of mostly shop-bought
  5. Cook the turkey and gravy ahead of time, then reheat
  6. Prepare the stuffing outside of the bird
  7. Save the elbow grease and use a mixer for mashed potatoes
  8. Thoughtfully assign seats at the table
  9. Keep it simple

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