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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How to Avoid Paying More for Prescription Drug Coverage

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’ve got a chronic condition that requires a lot of medication, chances are you’ve got your prescription drug plan figured out. If you’re in tip-top shape and don’t take a single pill, what’s the point? When it comes to prescription drug coverage and Medicare, if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible, you could pay more down the road through penalties.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Could High Cholesterol Be Harming Your Heart?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

High cholesterol may increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Living with Chronic Heart Failure

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hearing a doctor say “you have heart failure” can be frightening. The words sound so final. But heart failure doesn’t mean that the heart has stopped working.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

2 Ways You Could Save on Blood Sugar Test Strips

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Blood sugar testing is a way to keep track of how well diabetes is being managed. Test results help to show how food, physical activity and diabetes medications affect blood sugar.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare DSNPs Serve Low-Income Seniors and People With Disabilities

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

As you’re enjoying the splendid fall season and pumpkin-spice everything, don’t forget that autumn also means open enrollment for health insurance. And if you’re eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, you should know about an option that could offer a convenient, affordable approach to managing your health care.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part B May Not Cover a Hearing Aid, But Part C Might

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

One question many Medicare beneficiaries ask is, “Will Medicare pay for my hearing aid?” The short answer is “No.” Original Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams, hearing aids or hearing aid fittings. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) does cover diagnostic hearing and balance exams if your doctor or other health care provider orders these tests to see if you need medical treatment for a recent injury or illness, such as vertigo or other balance problems.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part C: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you want extra benefits in addition to the coverage offered by Original Medicare (Parts A and B)—all in one plan?

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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 Coverage & Costs | Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account Plan?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A Medicare Medical Savings Account plan (MSA) is a special type of Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). This type of plan may offer the freedom of choice for people who want more control over their health care dollars and decisions. And along with the freedom come some responsibilities.