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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

How to Navigate the Part D Coverage Gap

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The Part D coverage gap – or “donut hole” – is a payment stage with Medicare prescription drug plans and a big budget concern for many people. It’s a period of time when the main cost burden for prescription drugs shifts from the plan to the plan member.

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Smoking Still Kills, 50 Years Later

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably already know the many reasons to quit smoking. We’ve had 50 years of public health education about it since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report first linked smoking to lung cancer. So rather than rehash what you may have heard many times before, we’re going to give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare DSNPs Serve Low-Income Seniors and People With Disabilities

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

As you’re enjoying the splendid fall season and pumpkin-spice everything, don’t forget that autumn also means open enrollment for health insurance. And if you’re eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, you should know about an option that could offer a convenient, affordable approach to managing your health care.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Do I Have to Renew My Medicare Plan during Open Enrollment?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Unless you take action to change it during Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7), your current Medicare coverage will renew for the following year. But are you sure you want it to?

Caregiver Information, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Basics for Caregivers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Taking care of a loved one on Medicare with a chronic illness, disability or frailty is not an easy job. Yet more than 90 million Americans do it every day, according to the Caregiver Action Network.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Open Enrollment: Does Your Medicare Coverage Need a Tune-Up?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Philip Moeller

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Medicare Tips & Resources, Videos, Tools & Interactive Media | Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What Kind of Medicare Coverage Do You Have? It’s in the Cards

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You arrive for an appointment with your doctor and the receptionist asks for your insurance card. The card you hand over could tell you a lot about your Medicare and other coverage.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Is Your Medicare Coverage Working for You?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s tempting to keep the same Medicare coverage year after year without questioning it. Your current Medicare coverage renews automatically every year unless you actively make a change.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What if We Talked about Depression?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some people live in silence about their struggle with depression. And we have a right to talk about our physical and mental health or not. But opening up about depression could be the first step toward finding relief. It could also help inspire others to share their own stories or to seek help.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Tue, Sep 26, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment with These Online Resources

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Open Enrollment is almost here — the annual period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) when people can make changes to their Medicare coverage for the year ahead.