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Medicare Scams: What You Need to Know

Medicare’s annual enrollment period is one of the most popular times of the year for health care scams. We are breaking down some scams and what you need to know.  AARP estimates that nearly 64 million beneficiaries are under attack from an army of scammers eager to defraud Medicare, which…
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Medicare Options for Veterans

If you are a veteran, meaning you served active duty in the U.S. Armed forces, you may be eligible for both Veterans Affairs(VA) benefits and Medicare.  To be eligible for VA benefits, you must have served your country for a certain period of time, received an honorable discharge, and qualify…
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Medicare Plans for Disabled People Under 65

It’s something we may not want to think about; however, we have to. What would you do if you could no longer work because you suffered an injury or were diagnosed with an illness? You still have bills, maybe a mortgage, and your family to take care of.  The good…
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Medicare Part D Donut Hole

Medicare Part D ‘Donut Hole’ Coverage Gap Explained The Medicare Part D program was designed with a gap in coverage: This is referred to as the Medicare Part D donut hole.  There are four stages of Part D prescription drug coverage: The deductible phase Initial coverage The coverage gap (also…

Low-income Special Enrollment Period Extended

A low-income Special Enrollment Period extension is said to benefit millions of people potentially.   At the end of the last Open Enrollment, roughly 1/3 of Marketplace participants had income at or below the 150% federal poverty level (or FPL, which is $19,320 per year for a single person in…
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Medicare Plans for Veterans

Discover Medicare Plans for Veterans It is common for veterans approaching Medicare eligibility to have questions about Medicare plans for veterans with Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. While Medicare does not coordinate with VA Benefits, you can have both types of insurance simultaneously and benefit from doing so. Below, we answer…
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Medicare Telehealth Coverage Improving for Mental Health

Medicare Coverage of Telemental Health The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the nation’s mental health. During this time, Medicare, and other agencies, focused more attention on telehealth. As a result, beneficiaries were able to access some health care amid stay-at-home orders, with specialists like behavioral health providers seeing the…
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5 Reasons To Add a Group Medicare Advantage Plan

Benefits of Adding a Group Medicare Advantage Plan Your employees work hard for you and help your business succeed. A group health plan is one of the most important benefits you can offer them in return. It shows you are invested in their health and well-being, not just your bottom…
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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity…
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Medicare Coverage and Cardiovascular Screenings

Medicare Coverage and Cardiovascular Disease Screenings February is American Heart Month! Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women? Medicare offers preventive services like cardiovascular disease screening tests.  Give your heart some love by taking extra precautions to prevent heart disease. Easily find…