Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

6 Timely Medicare Tips for Turning 65

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Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. If you are turning 65 soon, you are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. Here’s what you need to know to get prepared.

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.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Fri, Jan 03, 2020 @ 01:26 PM

Do I Have to Get Medicare If I’m Covered By My Spouse’s Employer Plan?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most people are first eligible to sign up for Medicare when they turn 65, and many choose to enroll during this time. For individuals who are covered by a spouse’s employer health care plan, it may not be necessary, or ideal, to enroll in Medicare immediately upon turning 65.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 08:32 PM

Will Medicare Cover a CPAP Machine?

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Medicare covers CPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea under the durable medical equipment benefit. To qualify for CPAP coverage, you must meet the following requirements:

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

What Do Medigap Plans Cover?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medigap plans, also called Medicare supplement insurance plans, cover some of the costs not paid by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). For example, Medicare Part B typically pays 80 percent of the cost for a covered service, such as a doctor visit. You would be responsible for the other 20 percent of the cost, which a Medigap plan may cover.

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

Could High Cholesterol Be Harming Your Heart?

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

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Smoking Still Kills, 50 Years Later

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably already know the many reasons to quit smoking. We’ve had 50 years of public health education about it since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report first linked smoking to lung cancer. So rather than rehash what you may have heard many times before, we’re going to give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

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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 Tips & Resources, OEP | Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Do I Have to Renew My Medicare Plan during Open Enrollment?

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Unless you take action to change it during Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7), your current Medicare coverage will renew for the following year. But are you sure you want it to?

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Need Help Navigating Medicare? Here Are Some Ideas

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Top Tips on Medicare Explained by People Who Live It Every Day

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming up. It starts on October 15 and runs through December 7. This is the time when you can change your Medicare coverage choices for the following year, if you choose to.