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Health & Wellness | Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Could Your Alcohol Use be Putting You at Risk?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some of us enjoy an alcoholic drink every once in awhile. Maybe it’s a glass of wine at dinner or a beer at the ball game. As long as you drink in moderation, you should be okay, right?

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

3 Simple Ways to Change Medicare Plans

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It would be nice if Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans could magically morph to meet each person’s changing health care needs or budget over time. You could pick a plan once and be done with it! Alas, that is not the way it works.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

2 Ways You Could Save on Blood Sugar Test Strips

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Blood sugar testing is a way to keep track of how well diabetes is being managed. Test results help to show how food, physical activity and diabetes medications affect blood sugar.

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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.