vision-coverage
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Get Dental and Vision Care Coverage When You Have Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) helps pay for “medically necessary” care. This means care that’s required to diagnose or treat an illness or condition.

chronic-fatigue-syndrome
Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It’s Not All in Your Head

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), it could be said, has been the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases. It’s gotten no respect from some in the medical community.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

2 Money-Saving Medicare Moves for the Self-Employed

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re self-employed and have Medicare, you may not realize how self-employment may affect your Medicare choices.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Who Will Pay More for Medicare Part B in 2016 and Why

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A 16% increase set the base Medicare Part B premium at $121.80 a month for 2016. That’s much less than the 52% hike that many feared. But most Medicare beneficiaries will pay the same amount in 2016 as they did in 2015–$104.90 a month. How can this be?

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Mind Over Fatter: A New Approach to Losing Weight After 50

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Let’s face it. We would probably all be at a healthy weight if successful weight loss depended solely on counting calories. But losing weight after 50 may take more than that, or at least something different.

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Uncategorized | Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Money-Saving Tips for Maximizing Your Medicare Part D Plan

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Prescription drugs can take a big bite out of your budget. Your Medicare prescription drug plan may offer cost-saving benefits that you may not be aware of. Also, some pharmacies offer discount programs or savings on 60- or 90-day refills.

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Could Playing With Your Grandkids Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s hard to imagine anything better for your health than being physically active. The list of positive paybacks seems to hit every major body system, from your heart to your bones to your brain. Even your breasts can benefit.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

3 Basic Balance Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Age has its privileges and a few challenges, too. Aging gracefully, it may be said, is embracing both with style.

hospice-coverage
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Beneficiaries Needing Hospice Care May be Covered

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hospice care has the goal of providing comfort and relief from pain and other symptoms to terminally ill patients during the final days of their life. Hospice may also provide emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families. This type of care is called palliative care.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timely Tips for Boomers Turning 65 in 2016

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. Boomers born in 1951 are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. Here’s what you need to know.