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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Should All Men Have Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Ask ten doctors about the PSA test, and you might get ten different viewpoints. The test can help detect prostate cancer in men, but opinions vary as to who should have it and when.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 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?

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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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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account Plan?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A Medicare Medical Savings Account plan (MSA) is a special type of Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). This type of plan may offer the freedom of choice for people who want more control over their health care dollars and decisions. And along with the freedom come some responsibilities.

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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?

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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 Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Emergency Health Care Coverage While Out of Town

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A common concern for older adults is if their health care costs will be covered while traveling out of town, particularly in the event of a health emergency. The answer: “It depends.”

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Compare Medicare Advantage Plan Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Cost can be a big factor when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan. But comparing costs among plans is sometimes easier said than done.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Your 5-Point Checklist for Choosing a Medicare Part D Plan

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be sifting through endless mailings, emails and ads lately, each touting the benefits of this or that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. It may be time to narrow your options and select a plan for 2017.