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Caregiver Information, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

How to Stay in Your Home as You Get Older

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

There’s no place like home, especially as we get older. Some 87 percent of people over the age of 65 want to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, according to AARP.1

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

10 Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Who knows you best? Your spouse? Son or daughter? Best friend? If your primary care doctor doesn’t make the list, you could be missing out on one of the most important relationships when it comes to your health and well-being.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jul 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare…or Not

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The popular perception is that your 65th birthday marks the milestone in your life when you hang up your spurs, kick back, and reap the fruits of your labor as you enjoy sunsets from your porch.

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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.