Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment.

Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Compare Medicare Advantage Plan Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Cost can be a big factor when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan. But comparing costs among plans is sometimes easier said than done.

Health & Wellness | Thu, Nov 24, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Proper Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

People who have diabetes are usually at greater risk of developing foot problems than people who don’t have it.  Even a seemingly minor problem on the foot of person with diabetes should be dealt with because it can quickly turn into a serious infection. It is important that you see your doctor right away if you notice something on the foot that doesn’t seem quite right. There are several causes of foot problems in people with diabetes.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Your 5-Point Checklist for Choosing a Medicare Part D Plan

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be sifting through endless mailings, emails and ads lately, each touting the benefits of this or that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. It may be time to narrow your options and select a plan for 2017.

Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Open Enrollment: Where to Get Help

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Open Enrollment ends at midnight on December 7. Which of the following describes your situation?

Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

3 Medicare Part D Costs You May Not Know About

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people take at least one prescription drug every day. That makes drug costs a top concern when choosing a Medicare Part D plan.

Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Cold or Flu? How to Tell the Difference

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people experience telltale signs when they’re “coming down with something.” Maybe it’s a headache, a sore throat, a runny nose, or feeling unusually tired. The next thing they know they have a full-blown cold. Or is it the flu?

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What’s the Difference between Medicare HMO and Medicare PPO Plans?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare HMO plans and Medicare PPO plans are two different types of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A and B). Plan members are still in the Medicare program, but their benefits are provided through a Medicare-approved private insurance company instead of through the government.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Daily Calorie Intake for 50+ Crowd

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Food is fuel for the body. And one way to measure that fuel is by the number of calories the food has. Usually, the more fuel a food contains, the more calories it has. Determining how many calories you can eat in a day depends on many factors, like your age, if you’re a man or woman, your height and weight, and how physically active you are. Usually, the more physically active you are, the more calories you can eat.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

3 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.