Uncategorized | Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Medicare Plan Annual Notice of Change: What to Look For

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Over the next few months, you’re probably going to receive a lot of information about Medicare. It’s all meant to help you understand your coverage choices and make informed decisions during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7).

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 30, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

What’s the Difference Between a Skilled Nursing Facility and a Nursing Home?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

On the surface, a skilled nursing facility and a nursing home may look very similar. Some care facilities actually operate as both, with a separate floor or section of a building devoted to each.

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:12 PM

Will Medicare Cover Prescription Sunglasses?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Parts A & B) will not help pay for prescription sunglasses, or eyeglasses in general. However, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses may be covered in cases where they are deemed “medically necessary,” such as after cataract surgery.

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Does Medicare Cover Melanoma Screenings?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare does not cover regular preventive melanoma screenings. However, Medicare will cover a doctor visit to check a mole or other spot on your skin. Medicare will also cover a dermatologist visit for further assessment, if your doctor refers you.

Uncategorized | Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

5 Signs That Memory Loss Might Be More Than Forgetfulness

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

When my friend forgets what she was going to say, she gives a glib flip of the wrist, smiles and
says, “Give me a minute.” And sure enough, in a minute or two, she comes out with it.

Uncategorized | Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 02:21 PM

What Is the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and Medicare Advantage (Part C) are two different ways to get Medicare benefits.

Uncategorized | Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

What Is Happening to Medicare Supplement Plan F and Plan C?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Supplement Plan F and Plan C will not be available to all Medicare beneficiaries starting in 2020. People who turn 65 or become newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020 will not be able to buy Plan F or Plan C.

Uncategorized | Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

3 Surefire Tips for Picking a Medicare Plan that Fits Your Health Needs and Budget

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your health care needs are personal, and your Medicare choices should be too. Of course you want a plan with the coverage you need. You also want one that’s kind to your pocketbook.

hearing loss
Uncategorized | Wed, Sep 09, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Hearing Impaired? Communicate Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Anyone who has trouble hearing or who has a loved one with hearing problems knows how difficult it can be to have a simple conversation.

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Uncategorized | Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

New to Medicare? Schedule Your Welcome to Medicare Visit.

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re new to Medicare, you may be wondering what the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit is all about.