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How to Choose the Right Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare supplement plans come in various shapes and sizes – and there is no “one size fits all” plan. These plans help with the out-of-pocket costs not covered by Original Medicare such as copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. Choosing the right plan requires looking at your budget and what plan would

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Lung Cancer and Medicare

Steps to Take After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S., second only to heart disease.  If you have received a lung cancer diagnosis, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and feeling more than a little overwhelmed. You might be worried about

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How Hospice Works with Medicare

Get the Facts About Hospice Care and Medicare

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospice care is compassionate end-of-life care. It includes services intended to provide comfort for terminally ill individuals. Palliative care is specialized medical care, performed to relieve pain and stress, with a focus on the needs of the patient, not on the prognosis.

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Learn to Recognize Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Tips for Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare fraud is committed when someone knowingly deceives Medicare to get payment or a higher payment than the healthcare provider is entitled to receive. Medicare abuse occurs with practices resulting in unnecessary costs for Medicare. Examples include overcharging for supplies or services, misusing billing codes, or billing for unnecessary services. 

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What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke

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Businessman over 65 years old reviewing Medicare options

Do I Have to Retire to Be Eligible for Medicare?

The average retirement age is increasing because many households would not be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise. Fortunately, you can enroll in Medicare while you are still working. You become eligible for Medicare at age 65, whether or not you

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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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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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