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The Top 8 Medicare Made Clear Blog Posts of 2014

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

medicareIf you’re brand new to Medicare Made Clear or just missed a few of our top posts of 2014, here’s a chance to catch up on what other readers found most interesting.

We make an effort to cover a variety of topics in different categories. The articles that our readers accessed most often last year fall under these three main themes: health and wellness, Medicare coverage and costs and prescription drugs.

Health and Wellness

Sudden Onset Dizziness or Vertigo

If you’ve ever experienced a sudden jolt of dizziness simply by moving your head, you may have vertigo. Learn some of the most common causes of vertigo and ways to help treat it.

Mind Over Fatter: A New Approach to Weight Loss

Losing weight can be tough. Especially when you rely on willpower alone. Learn how to stop thinking of food as the enemy and take the “mindful eating” approach instead. It may help make losing weight easier and keep the pounds off longer.

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Don’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep. Getting enough productive sleep is important to good health. It may even help you look better. Learn how much sleep you need to reap the health benefits.

Medicare Coverage and Costs

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Insurance?

Once you’ve enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, you may want to consider buying additional insurance that helps pay for costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover. Learn how a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare supplement insurance plan may be what you need.

Dental Coverage & Medicare

If you have Original Medicare Parts A and B, you’re responsible for the cost of all your routine dental care, unless you have a qualifying medical condition. However, you may have other options. Explore a variety of dental plans and other programs available to those who qualify.

Don’t Leave Medicare Benefits on the Table. Use Them!

Medicare is not just for when you’re sick or injured. There’s also your annual Medicare Wellness Visit, covered by Medicare Part B. Learn what services this visit includes and how it’s different from an annual physical exam.

Prescription Drugs

Ask a Pharmacist: Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs

Generic drugs and brand name drugs are identical in dosage, strength and safety. But are they equal? After all, you’ve heard the saying, “You get what you pay for.” Read what the Food and Drug Administration has to say.

3 Things You May Not Know About Medicare Part D

Many people take at least one prescription medication every day, so it pays to know everything you can about Medicare prescription drug benefits. Learn about Medicare Part D split-tier deductible plans, coverage gap (donut hole) costs, and extra Part D premium amounts.

For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

Resources:

Medicare Made Clear: MedicareMadeClear.com

Medicare and You: Medicare.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: CMS.gov

 

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