Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:21 AM

Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses

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Can a non-working spouse qualify for Medicare?

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Does Medicare Cover Melanoma Screenings?

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Medicare does not cover regular preventive melanoma screenings. However, Medicare will cover a doctor visit to check a mole or other spot on your skin. Medicare will also cover a dermatologist visit for further assessment, if your doctor refers you.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

What Is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period – AEP for short – is a set time each year for changing
your Medicare coverage choices if you choose to. AEP runs from October 15 to December 7.
New coverage choices go into effect on January 1.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Jul 01, 2019 @ 01:22 PM

Understanding Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

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Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance plans can both help Medicare beneficiaries get coverage above and beyond what’s offered by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). But each plan works differently and serves a different purpose. It’s important not to confuse them.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

You’re 65 and Working: What about Medicare?

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Retirement used to be closely linked to turning 65. No more. The full retirement age for anyone born in 1943 or later is at least 66. It’s 67 if you were born in 1960 or later. Full retirement age is the age at which you can receive 100% of your Social Security retirement benefit.

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

5 Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

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Summer brings sunny days that beckon us outside to play and enjoy. It can also bring periods of high temperatures and high humidity, sending the heat index into dangerous territory. The danger increases with exercise or overexertion. Even a walk, a bike ride or gardening can be risky for some people when it’s too hot.

Some plans may list your drug on a higher tier or offer a generic alternative that could save you money.
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

What Is a Tiered Formulary and What Does it Mean for Me?

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A formulary is a list of covered drugs. Each Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) that includes drug coverage has a formulary.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:41 AM

What Does Medicare Cover for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy?

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Medicare covers three main types of outpatient rehabilitation therapy:

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

What is Original Medicare?

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Original Medicare a federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older and others with qualifying disabilities. It has two parts – Part A and Part B. Each part covers specific health care services.

Uncategorized | Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

5 Signs That Memory Loss Might Be More Than Forgetfulness

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When my friend forgets what she was going to say, she gives a glib flip of the wrist, smiles and
says, “Give me a minute.” And sure enough, in a minute or two, she comes out with it.