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Are You an Informed Medicare Consumer?

Laura FloorDecember 6, 2017 Medicare Benefits
Changes in Medicare coverage occur every year for people enrolled in Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Yet, most enrollees only seek help in choosing among the various options available under Medicare when they first enroll in this government insurance program. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation report, many...

The Graying of the Opioid Epidemic

Sharon O'DayNovember 29, 2017 Medicare Part B
Opioids are prescribed at a high level to seniors. Yet, painkillers affect older adults differently than younger adults. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an opioid use disorder has been diagnosed in six in every 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Meanwhile, study results published in Health Affairs in...

Understanding Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2018

Chris SmithNovember 22, 2017 Medicare Advantage
If you are one of the 30 percent of Medicare enrollees who chose Plan C (Medicare Advantage) coverage rather than Original Medicare, there may be changes affecting your coverage or the costs you pay—you’re only are given a limited amount of time by Medicare to change your insurance coverage.When Can You Switch Your...

Missed Your Initial Enrollment Period? Here’s What You Do:

Laura FloorNovember 15, 2017 Medicare Part B
Medicare recipients are given a certain time frame each year to change their Medicare choices. If you miss making changes during that time period, you may still have some options available to you. Meanwhile, for any older adult not already enrolled in Medicare, it is best to consider the type of Medicare coverage needed prior to...
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