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

You’re 65 and Working: What about Medicare?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

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?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

3 Ways to Dispose of Your Old, Unused Medications Safely

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

What Does Medicare Cover for Diabetics?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you have diabetes, you know it’s a day-to-day reality that needs to be attended to. It can feel like a full-time job, but you don’t have to do it alone.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Sun, Mar 24, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

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

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare is not just for when you’re sick or injured. Some Medicare benefits are designed to help you get and stay healthy. Your annual Medicare Wellness Visit is one such benefit you don’t want to pass up. It’s covered by Medicare Part B. You pay no deductible and no copay for the visit.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Reasons You Should Schedule an Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your Medicare Wellness Visit, also called a wellness exam, is when you and your doctor put your undivided attention on your health. You’re not there because you’re sick or in pain or needing a prescription. And your doctor is not there to diagnose or treat a health problem.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 08:30 AM

It’s Medicare Annual Enrollment. Now What?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many health insurance plans, such as employer plans, require you to choose your coverage every year. Not Medicare.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

3 Good Reasons to Shop for a New Medicare Plan

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people choose a plan when they first enroll in Medicare and then never look back. They simply stay with the same plan year after year. In general, Medicare Advantage and Part D plans automatically renew every year if you don’t take any action.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

7 Popular Medicare Questions Asked During National Medicare Education Week

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare can seem like a daunting topic to cover. Last Monday, we hosted an online presentation during National Medicare Education Week to provide an overview of Medicare basics and give viewers the chance to ask questions. We received great questions and decided to share the answers with you. Here are the top seven Medicare questions asked during National Medicare Education Week 2018.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

If You Have a Medicare Cost Plan, It Could Be Your Year to Shop

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Fall is Medicare plan shopping season. The Annual Enrollment Period starts on October 15 and runs through December 7.