health-care-during-retirement
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Health, Meet Wealth

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Life expectancy is on the rise. Today, a 65-year-old man may expect to live to 84, and a 65-year-old woman to 86. One in every four 65-year-olds could live past 90. (Source: Social Security Administration, 2012)

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

The Truth about Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably know that your Medicare Part B premium can change each year. Do you know why? Or how the amount is calculated?

medicare-and-copd-treatments
Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

COPD and Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease that makes it hard to breathe. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most people who have COPD have both of these conditions.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

You May Qualify for Help Paying Your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s no secret that health care costs are on the rise, especially the cost of prescription drugs. But what may not be well known is that financial help exists to reduce the impact on your wallet.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Wellness Visit

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your Medicare Wellness Visit is an annual benefit that provides wellness care. Wellness care is health care that may help lower your risk of illness or injury.

strength-exercise-ball-to-prevent-falls
Health & Wellness | Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

There’s No Place Like Home for Preventing Falls

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Falling is a real danger for older adults. Here are a few facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1:

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timely Tips for Boomers Turning 65 in 2017

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. Boomers born in 1952 are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. Here’s what you need to know.

marital-status-may-help-medicare-eligibility
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare for Individuals Who are Divorced or Widowed

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many individuals who are divorced or widowed are concerned that the loss of their spouse will somehow affect their ability to qualify for Original Medicare.

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Winter Driving Tips That May Help Make It Less Scary

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Depending on where you live, winter driving can be hazardous for both you and your car. Cold temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your vehicle’s battery by at least 50 percent1 and thicken your car’s lubricants, making the engine work harder. Extreme winter weather can also threaten your life. If you live in a northern climate or a mountainous state, you need to take extra precautions to help ensure your safety.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Anxiety Disorder May Be Missed in Older Adults

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Are you a worrywart? Worrying is common and natural. But it can become…well…worrisome when it gets out of hand.