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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Moving and Medicare Parts C & D: Act Fast for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re moving to a new home and Medicare coverage isn’t at the top of your list, it should be. If you’re moving within your plan’s service area, you can keep your plan. You can find out whether your new home is in your current plan’s service area by calling your plan’s customer service number. If you’re moving to a location outside of your Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan’s or Part D plan’s service area or if you’re moving to an area covered by your plan but more plans are available to you in your new area, you will need to make some changes. The time period in which you can make changes is called your Special Enrollment Period (SEP). During your SEP, you can make the following changes:

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Health & Wellness | Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Women’s Health: 5 Tips for Preventing 3 Top Diseases

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some diseases don’t fight fair. Why do we say that? Well, some diseases affect women at a higher rate than men. Take, for example, these three:

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Increases Coverage for Mental Health Care

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 15.8% of adults age 50 and older had a mental illness in 2012. Yet historically, Medicare has paid a smaller share of the cost for mental health visits than for other medical services.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 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, Apr 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Understanding Hearing Loss

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hearing loss is a common problem in older adults, especially in men. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74, and close to one-half of those 75 and older have some degree of hearing loss.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Is It Depression or Dementia?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you or a loved one is experiencing lapses of memory, don’t rush to assume that it’s due to dementia. It could be depression.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW, SmartOrganizer | Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timeless Tips for Family Record Keepers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Bill Bliesath, the Organizing Guy™

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Storing paper in a metal bank box may seem old-fashioned in the era of digital files and cloud computing. But it may still make sense for some people.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

One Preventive Screening Test You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Perhaps no preventive screening test is put off more often—or for longer periods of time—than a colonoscopy. Common responses after finally having the test include: “I’m glad that’s over!” and “That wasn’t so bad.” Indeed, both may be true.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

6 Diabetes Myths Debunked

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Diabetes is a complicated disease that is often misunderstood. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, there’s a lot for you to learn—including sifting fact from fiction.