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NOT RETIRING AT 65? WHEN SHOULD YOU BUY MEDICARE?

NOT RETIRING AT 65? WHEN SHOULD YOU BUY MEDICARE?

The benefits of Medicare are initially activated when you turn 65. That is when you first enroll in this federal healthcare program for seniors. But what if you are still working at the age of 65 and don’t want to officially retire? Medicare enrollment and retirement...

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QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING MEDICARE

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING MEDICARE

Whether you are already part of the nearly 60 million enrollees of the program, or are looking to join its ranks soon, we are here to help you answer the most commonly asked question – how to choose the right Medicare plan for you. Before you apply for Medicare, it is...

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7 THINGS NEW ENROLLEES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE

7 THINGS NEW ENROLLEES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE

To help bring clarity, we have compiled a "New to Medicare" checklist to help you out with all the basic Medicare information that you’ll need. Before 1965, Americans over the age of 65 had difficulty gaining access to private health insurance coverage. This is why...

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IMPACT OF STRESS ON SENIORS’ HEALTH

IMPACT OF STRESS ON SENIORS’ HEALTH

Stress is a significant contributor to declining health and wellbeing; it has even been identified as a primary cause of cardiovascular diseases, mental health disorders and the weakening of the immune system. Stress is a significant contributor to declining health...

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MEDICARE TAKES UP ARMS AGAINST MEMORY LOSS

MEDICARE TAKES UP ARMS AGAINST MEMORY LOSS

The difficult truth about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is that currently there is no full-fledged cure available. However, with early detection and appropriate treatment, its symptoms can be managed and even slowed down. Cognitive diseases such as...

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MEDICARE AND RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

MEDICARE AND RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

Are you worried about rising health care costs? There are many ways to save money, available to you. One of these is our new Price Check My Rx tool. You can also learn how to save money by using generic drugs. Know your prescription cost and options As a soon-to-be or...

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3 New Ways That Medicare Is Supporting Family Caregivers

3 New Ways That Medicare Is Supporting Family Caregivers

‘So often caregivers are often unseen and unsung heroes,’ head of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Family members, often thrust into caregiving with little notice, also must navigate a complex medical system without any training or guidance. “I feel...

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MEDICARE AND MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS – WHAT MEDICARE COVERS

MEDICARE AND MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS – WHAT MEDICARE COVERS

As you grow older, life and tough circumstances can lead to issues such as depression, anxiety and more. The human body is a complex and highly sophisticated system that has many delicate parts working in harmony. The command center for this entire system is, of...

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How Long Do Medicare Enrollees Wait to See a Doctor?

How Long Do Medicare Enrollees Wait to See a Doctor?

A third face month-long delays for appointments, but most are happy with their overall care A survey of beneficiaries enrolled in both original Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans revealed a common problem: More than a third of those polled had to wait a month...

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Does Medigap Plan N Raise Its Rates Slower than Other Plans

Does Medigap Plan N Raise Its Rates Slower than Other Plans

The rate increases for Medigap (Medicare Supplement) plans, including Plan N, can vary based on several factors and may differ from one plan to another. However, it’s not accurate to categorically state that Medigap Plan N increases its rates slower than other plans...

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Manage your Medicare benefits

Manage your Medicare benefits

You’ll sign up for Part A and Part B through Social Security. Once enrolled, you’ll manage your benefit plans through Medicare. Your Medicare Information Get your Medicare number To find your Medicare number, sign in to your Social Security account and view your...

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Medicare Advantage Updates and Trends for 2024

Medicare Advantage Updates and Trends for 2024

The recent robust growth of Medicare Advantage plans brings challenges, opportunities, and new regulations for home health agencies. As we head into 2024, here’s a summary of the latest news, updates, and anticipated trends for Medicare Advantage. The Rising...

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