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Granddaughter and grandmother celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

5 Tips to Take Care of Our Senior Citizens

Today is National Senior Citizens Day. Every year on August 21, the day is set aside to honor the older adults in our lives. President Ronald Regan proclaimed this holiday in 1988 to raise awareness of issues affecting seniors and their quality of life. Many senior citizens today continue in

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Man and doctor discussing cancer diagnosis

Diagnosed With Cancer? Know Your Medicare Options

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you probably know that treatment costs are high. This is why it is important to carefully consider your options under Medicare.  Original Medicare Medicare coverage is divided into parts. Part A covers inpatient care (hospitalization). Part B covers outpatient care, such as doctor

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male nurse giving a man the COVID-19 vaccine

Medicare & COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know

Medicare covers the cost of being vaccinated against COVID-19 for all FDA-authorized vaccines. You will not owe a copay or deductible, and you cannot be charged for being vaccinated against this deadly virus. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or you were charged to get the injections, your provider

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Nurse speaking with a senior woman in a wheelchair in a nursing home

Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Homes?

There may come a time in the life of an elderly person when a nursing home is the best option. Many older persons are living with a range of age-related conditions that must be managed professionally. Medicare offers some strong advantages for senior healthcare, but not all Medicare plans will

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Do I Need More Insurance If I Have Medicare

Do I Need More Insurance If I Have Medicare?

If your income is very low, you may not need more health insurance than Medicare. Low-income individuals who are eligible for Medicare may also qualify for Medicaid – a joint federal and state low-income assistance program. For people who have both, Medicaid will pick up where Medicare coverage leaves off.

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Replacing or Updating Your Medicare Beneficiary Card

Replacing or Updating Your Medicare Beneficiary Card

Your Medicare card is a sensitive, personal record that should be kept in a safe place at all times. But life happens, and sometimes Medicare cards get lost, stolen, or damaged. Life circumstances can also change, such as your name or address, and a Medicare card may need to be

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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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Does Medicare Cover Dental and Vision

Does Medicare Cover Dental and Vision?

Original Medicare does not cover most dental services. This includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, dentures, dental plates, and other devices. Eye exams for glasses or contact lenses are also not covered by original Medicare. You pay 100% out of pocket for these services. However, some Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)

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Medicare And Mental Health Coverage

Does Medicare Provide Mental Health Coverage?

Medicare covers certain mental health services, provided the healthcare professional accepts assignment. The Part B deductible applies to doctor visits, in addition to a 20% copay. If you go to a hospital outpatient clinic or department for mental health services, you may have to pay an additional copayment or coinsurance

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