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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summertime often means spending more time outdoors, but with that can come risk of the excessive summer heat. While there are easy precautions to take to avoid illness or health scares as a result of the heat, it can be extremely risky the older we get. Here are a few...

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Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing an assisted living facility is a big decision and one we don’t expect you to take lightly. It can take a lot of time and research to figure out which one is right for you. From price to location to the services provided, there’s a lot to consider. We’ve put...

Benefits of Water Exercise for Seniors

Benefits of Water Exercise for Seniors

As we age, certain physical activities can be hard on our joints and previous injuries, and can also be a hazard for falls and other risks. That’s where water exercise comes in. Water exercise is a great physical activity for seniors, providing light aerobic movement...

Tips to Prevent Vision Loss

Tips to Prevent Vision Loss

Vision health is important at any age, but is especially important as we get older, as the risk of vision loss and conditions that cause vision loss become more prevalent. Having consistent vision can help prevent falls, stay active and maintain independence. Here are...

Medicare Insurance Articles

Does Medicare cover a colonoscopy?

Does Medicare cover a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies are an important test for early detection of colon cancer and precancerous polyps. Colorectal cancer is most commonly found in adults aged 65 to 74. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2021, 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and 45,230 cases of...

Medicare Cost Changes to Expect in 2022

Medicare Cost Changes to Expect in 2022

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases cost changes related to Medicare premiums, deductibles, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. By presenting these updates before the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug...

Can I get Medicare through my spouse?

Can I get Medicare through my spouse?

Medicare is an individual health insurance program for workers who’ve paid Medicare taxes throughout their working life and who are age 65. You’re able to qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) by paying these taxes for 40 quarters (about 10...

Medicare Plan Articles

Take Advantage of Medicare Preventive Services

Take Advantage of Medicare Preventive Services

One of the best things you can do in your later years is take active measures to stay healthy. Good health and disease prevention can happen through developing habits. In addition to daily behaviors, it’s a good idea to make regular appointments with your doctor....

It’s Important to Review Your Medicare Coverage Every Year

It’s Important to Review Your Medicare Coverage Every Year

Every year, Medicare beneficiaries have the option to make changes to their coverage during the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) from October 15-December 7. AEP is an ideal time to review your plan and make changes that are...

Medicare Coverage Articles

Does Medicare cover ancillary products and services?

Does Medicare cover ancillary products and services?

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) covers basic healthcare needs but it doesn’t cover everything. From dental to vision to hearing benefits, ancillary products like these often require additional coverage, even for basic needs such as hearing aids and routine eye...

Does Medicare cover mammograms?

Does Medicare cover mammograms?

Mammograms are one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer, and being proactive about getting your annual mammogram after you turn 40 is critical for your overall health. While there are certain instances in which you may have to pay out-of-pocket,...

Does Medicare cover high blood pressure screenings?

Does Medicare cover high blood pressure screenings?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be hard to detect until it causes more serious health issues like a heart attack or heart disease. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, you may be even more concerned about getting a blood pressure...

Medicare Enrollment Articles

Medicare for Green Card Holders and Immigrants

Medicare for Green Card Holders and Immigrants

Medicare, the federal health insurance system for people who are 65 years and older, is available to citizens of the United States and many permanent legal residents. But is it possible for non-U.S. citizens to apply for and receive Medicare coverage? If you or your...

Guide To Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) 2022

Guide To Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) 2022

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7 each year and is the best time for Medicare beneficiaries to make changes to their current coverage. This is a good time to ensure you have all of the...

Medicare Support Articles

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summertime often means spending more time outdoors, but with that can come risk of the excessive summer heat. While there are easy precautions to take to avoid illness or health scares as a result of the heat, it can be extremely risky the older we get. Here are a few...

Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing an assisted living facility is a big decision and one we don’t expect you to take lightly. It can take a lot of time and research to figure out which one is right for you. From price to location to the services provided, there’s a lot to consider. We’ve put...

Benefits of Water Exercise for Seniors

Benefits of Water Exercise for Seniors

As we age, certain physical activities can be hard on our joints and previous injuries, and can also be a hazard for falls and other risks. That’s where water exercise comes in. Water exercise is a great physical activity for seniors, providing light aerobic movement...

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