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What Is Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

Anyone With Medicare Can Get Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Some people with limited resources and income also are eligible for Extra Help to pay for the costs such as monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth an average of $3,900 per year. Many people qualify for these big savings and don’t even know it. To find out if you qualify, Social Security will need to know the value of your savings, investments, and Real Estate (other than your home), and your income. If you are married and living with your spouse, they will need information about both of you. To help Social Security determine if you are eligible for the Extra Help, you will need to file an Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (Form SSA-1020). Note:  Beginning…

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Dollar Rallies But Rough 2020 For U.S. Dollar | Rural News

Dollar Rallies But Rough 2020 For U.S. Dollar

The Euro Is Dropping Against The Dollar Like Crazy The Dow Jones celebrates as dollar rallies again to close out the week as the good times continue to roll for stock market bulls. Buoyed by a firmer performance from the Dow’s most heavily weighted stock, Boeing (NYSE: BA), investors are enjoying the company’s restructuring after an ineffective response to the 737 MAX crisis. Looking ahead to 2020, analysts are forecasting a rally in the Euro which could be tremendous news for the Dow 30 if the mighty U.S. dollar was to finally start weakening and spark a flurry of investment in the U.S., as well as making its exports more attractive. Dow Jones Grinds Higher As Holiday Rally Continues Among the three major U.S. stock market indices, the Dow Jones was the top-performing as the S&P 500 could only manage a slight rally, and the Nasdaq slipped. Stocks rose on…

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Black Owned Organic Hemp: Launches Academy For Entrepreneurs

Black Owned Organic Hemp

Discover The Top 3 Black Owned Organic Hemp Business Models You Can Start Today It’s not often that an emerging industry arises, which is why Cory Holmes decided to launch his Black owned organic hemp business, Holmes Organics. The Farm Bill of 2018 brought with it the legalization of hemp-derived CBD. CBD is a powerful plant extract that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, not to be confused with the plant used to produce marijuana. It’s a product with all the medicinal benefits of marijuana, and zero risk of getting high—making CBD legal in all 50 states. “I grew up in poor neighborhoods with gun violence, having stress and anxiety as a part of my daily life,” said Holmes. “In college, I suffered from a few football concussions. In 2017, I was randomly shot at while driving—and the PTSD didn’t set in until about a year…

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