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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Down-to-earth Technology Solutions for Safety at Home

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most people know about personal emergency response systems (PERS), like Life Alert®. Once a PERS is set up, generally all you have to do is push a “call” button to alert medical and other first responders if you need help at home. These systems may offer peace of mind for older adults or people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

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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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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Moving and Medicare Parts C & D: Act Fast for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Medicare Made Clear
  • Enroll in or change your Medicare Advantage plan
  • Enroll in or change your Part D drug plan
  • Drop your existing Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare

How to Enroll in a New Plan

To make changes to your Medicare Advantage plan or Part D plan, you’ll need to find out what your plan options are in your new area. You can get information about these plans from the Medicare website or the online Medicare Plan Finder tool. You can also learn about a specific plan by calling the customer service number at the private company that offers it.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW, SmartOrganizer | Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timeless Tips for Family Record Keepers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Bill Bliesath, the Organizing Guy™

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Storing paper in a metal bank box may seem old-fashioned in the era of digital files and cloud computing. But it may still make sense for some people.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Health, Meet Wealth

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Life expectancy is on the rise. Today, a 65-year-old man may expect to live to 84, and a 65-year-old woman to 86. One in every four 65-year-olds could live past 90. (Source: Social Security Administration, 2012)

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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 Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Wellness Visit

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your Medicare Wellness Visit is an annual benefit that provides wellness care. Wellness care is health care that may help lower your risk of illness or injury.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timely Tips for Boomers Turning 65 in 2017

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. Boomers born in 1952 are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. Here’s what you need to know.

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Winter Driving Tips That May Help Make It Less Scary

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Depending on where you live, winter driving can be hazardous for both you and your car. Cold temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your vehicle’s battery by at least 50 percent1 and thicken your car’s lubricants, making the engine work harder. Extreme winter weather can also threaten your life. If you live in a northern climate or a mountainous state, you need to take extra precautions to help ensure your safety.