Money Matters

Managing a chronic and painful condition sometimes involves dealing with financial issues, such as health insurance and disability claims. Learn how to manage the expenses involved.

When You Can’t Work: Tips for Getting Approved for Social Security Disability Benefits


by Dennis Liotta, Esq.

It can be tough to work when you are living with arthritis. Even the simplest movements may be painful. But with medical bills and the cost of medications to treat advanced arthritis, you may be concerned about your finances. You may wonder how you will make ends meet when you no longer have a steady […]

Arthritis Resources: Medicare Part D


by David W. Golann

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D, the federal prescription drug benefit program, begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. Except for certain special enrollment periods, this month-and-a-half window is your chance to either enroll in Part D for the first time or change to a different drug plan within Part […]

How to Save Money on Your Taxes


by Kurt Ullman, RN

As the end of the year comes and goes, most people’s thoughts turn toward holidays, parties, and gifts. But the winter months are also a good time to go back over the past year’s financial records in search of ways to reduce the taxes you have to pay. In particular, there are several ways to […]

Navigating the Maze of Medical Bills


by Kurt Ullman, RN

Let’s say you see your doctor for a check-up. That’s simple enough. You are examined and sent on for blood work or an x-ray. So far, so good. But when the paperwork starts rolling in, the fun begins — you have to sort out what, and whom, you really owe. Medical bills can be among […]

Getting Disability Benefits

by David Wayne Smith, DEd, FACFEI, and Charles Rastatter, EdD

If you’re a working adult with a diagnosis of arthritis, you may find that your condition is making it increasingly difficult for you to do your job. You are also probably aware that if your condition continues to get worse, you will at some point have to decide whether you should go on working or […]

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