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What to Look For When Choosing a Primary Doctor

Your primary doctor is the professional who has the responsibility to care for you over the years. The ideal situation is a primary care doctor who knows you, is familiar with your medical history, any conditions, allergies, lifestyle, and personality. Ideally, your primary care doctor is more than just a

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7 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

You have worked for most of your life and are likely looking forward to the freedom of retirement years. You may have plans to travel, spend more time with relatives, or spend more time on the hobbies you enjoy. When retirement is on the horizon, planning can make a significant

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Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Losing weight is always a challenge, and support is available through your Medicare plan, depending on your coverage. If a weight loss treatment is deemed to be medically necessary by your doctor, a range of services is available to you. What Each Medicare Plan Covers for Weight Loss Medicare Part

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How to Find the Right Caregiver

If you have an elderly relative or a younger person with physical or mental limitations, you may need to find a caregiver. Every situation requires a specific level of training to provide the support your loved one needs. The caregiver becomes part of your family and choosing right could not

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Traveling Outside the U.S. with Medicare: What You Need to Know

Traveling Outside the U.S. with Medicare: What You Need to Know

Medicare will not pay for healthcare outside the U.S., except under specific rare circumstances. That means in most cases, you are not covered anywhere other than the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Island, and Guam. Under What Circumstances

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Your Guide to Medigap and Other Medicare Supplement Plans

Your Guide to Medigap and Other Medicare Supplement Plans

Medigap is Medicare supplemental insurance. Private insurance companies sell these policies. They are designed to help cover the gaps in healthcare costs with original Medicare, such as deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. It can also help with services Medicare does not cover, including travel outside the U.S. Why You Might Need

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Qualifying For Medicare Before Age 65

When you turn 65, you automatically become eligible for Medicare if you qualify for Social Security benefits or are a citizen or permanent resident living in the U.S. Certain people under the age of 65 may also be eligible for Medicare due to disability. What Qualifies a Person Under Age

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5 Tips to Take Care of Our Senior Citizens

We love our seniors and want to take care of them. They deserve our respect and appreciation for all they have done for us. The following are some tips to help improve an older person’s quality of life. Encourage Exercise and Physical Activity Walking, dancing, swimming, ping pong – any

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