Health & Wellness | Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Reasons Men Skip Doctor Visits, and Shouldn’t

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The graphic below, created at Georgetown University, shows more shocking statistics. For example:

Woman receiving her new Medicare card in the mail
Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:43 AM

Your New Medicare Card is On the Way

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You are next in line to receive your new Medicare card. Medicare announced that cards are in the mail to you and others who live in your state. Each wave of mailings can take several weeks to complete, so keep an eye out for your card with patience.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

3 Health Concerns Top the List for Older Men

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Scan your doctor’s brochure rack or search “men’s health” on the internet. You will likely see common topics, such as heart disease and prostate cancer. These are important things to know about. But do they address your main health concerns?

Woman sitting on beach
Health & Wellness | Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

3 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

About 50 million Americans have arthritis. If you are one of them or know someone who is, then you know how painful it can be. But there’s more to arthritis than you may know.

Couple reading medicare enrollment pamphlets
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

7 Inside Tips to Help You Make a Smooth Move to Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

How many times have you heard that Medicare is “complicated” or “confusing”? It’s enough to make anyone dread dealing with it, right?

Health & Wellness | Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Women’s Health: 5 Tips for Preventing 3 Top Diseases

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some diseases don’t fight fair. Why do we say that? Well, some diseases affect women at a higher rate than men. Take, for example, these three:

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Unintended Part D “Gotcha” Could “Getcha” If You Enroll after Age 65

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Meet Mike. He’s enrolling in Medicare after retiring at age 68.

Older man sitting next to a pier
Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Tue, May 01, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Simple Strategies to Help Protect Yourself against Medicare Fraud

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare fraud can be big business for fraudsters and a big problem for taxpayers.

Woman and caregiver reviewing information online
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Part B Late Penalties Could Cost You Big Time

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You’re turning 65 and it’s time to sign up for Medicare. Depending on your situation, there are parts of Medicare you may not need right away, like Part B if you are still working and have employer-sponsored coverage. However, if you don’t figure out your personal needs and miss your Initial Enrollment Period, you may have to pay penalties for as long as you have Medicare.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Getting a Knee Replaced? Here Are Four Things You Need to Know

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you need a knee replacement, you have plenty of company. Some 2.5 million Americans, including 3 percent of people over the age of 60, have a knee they weren’t born with.