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April 2, 2021 | The Friday Five

April 2, 2021



The Friday Five for April 2, 2021:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
  • Should I Laminate my Vaccine Card?
  • New Study on Medicare Advantage Beneficiary Savings
  • Ever Given's Trouble in the Suez Canal
  • Facebook Bringing Back Chronological Feeds?


Mentioned in this episode:


BMA: Medicare Advantage beneficiaries save more money on out-of-pocket costs than Medicare fee-for-service

Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

Don’t laminate your COVID vaccination card before doing these 5 things

Ever Given refloated and freed! How did they get the ship out of the Suez Canal?

Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

Facebook makes it easier for users to see News Feed stories in chronological order

February 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

Study: Medicare Advantage Saves Beneficiaries $1,640 Year, Delivering 40% Lower Cost-Burden than Traditional Medicare

Suez Canal Struggles to Clear Logjam as Stream of Arrivals Continues

‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy


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Simple Exercises for a Rainy Day

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The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

Ritter’s Quest for Cash Is Here for 2021!

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