Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Wellness Visit

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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 Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Dec 20, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

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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 Tips & Resources | Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Prescription Discount Cards and Other Money-Saving Medicare Tips

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Prescription drugs can take a big bite out of your budget. Your Medicare prescription drug plan may offer cost-saving benefits that you may not be aware of. Also, some pharmacies offer discount programs or savings on 60- or 90-day refills.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 04:41 PM

How to Appeal a Medicare Decision

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You may file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare or by your Medicare health or prescription drug plan. You may appeal  if you receive a denial any of the following:

Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Reasons You Should Schedule an Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

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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 Tips & Resources, Videos, Tools & Interactive Media | Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Medicare Webinars During National Medicare Education Week

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Get to know Medicare during National Medicare Education Week, September 15–21. The goal of National Medicare Education Week is to help empower Medicare beneficiaries, new to Medicare individuals and caregivers to make confident and informed decisions. This year, you can attend a local event in your community, and Medicare Made Clear will offer three online webinars focusing on key Medicare topics.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

What is Creditable Drug Coverage?

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Medicare defines “creditable coverage” as coverage that is at least as good as what Medicare provides. Therefore, creditable drug coverage is as good or better than Medicare Part D.

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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.

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.

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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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