Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Short of Breath During Allergy Season? You May Have Asthma

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the lung’s airways. This can make breathing difficult or even impossible. If left unmanaged or misdiagnosed, asthma can be deadly. About 3,300 people die from it every year.1

Retired man on lawn chair
Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Get Ready for Your New Medicare Card

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare is removing social security numbers from Medicare cards. The change is to help protect your personal identity. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same and continue without interruption.

medical assistant helping senior woman to car
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Born in 1955 or Later? You May Have to Work Until You’re 67

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Once upon a time, turning 65 years old meant you could get your full Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage at the same time.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

10 Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Who knows you best? Your spouse? Son or daughter? Best friend? If your primary care doctor doesn’t make the list, you could be missing out on one of the most important relationships when it comes to your health and well-being.

senior women working out in gym together
Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Could High Cholesterol Be Harming Your Heart?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

High cholesterol may increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Retired women practicing yoga in grassy field
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Living with Chronic Heart Failure

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hearing a doctor say “you have heart failure” can be frightening. The words sound so final. But heart failure doesn’t mean that the heart has stopped working.

Retired couple hiking in the forest with their pet dog
Health & Wellness | Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

A Pet May be Pawsitivley Fabulous for Your Health

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Oftentimes, people who have positive attitudes live longer and happier lives than people who have a pessimistic outlook on life. If you want to live a happier and healthier life, but know your attitude could use an adjustment, you may want to try getting a pet!

Retired Asian Male Poses with Car in Garage
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Social Security Gave You a Raise, But You May Not See It

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Raises have been scant or nonexistent in recent years for people taking social security. That’s why many were glad to hear about the 2 percent social security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018. But some people on Medicare may be surprised. Here’s why.

seinor couple reviewing booklet with agent at desk
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Supplement Insurance: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t cover everything. Some people choose to buy Medicare supplement insurance (also called Medigap) to help pay some of the expenses that Medicare doesn’t pay.