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Medicare Coverage for Preventive Care Services

The purpose of preventive care services is to help reduce the risk and impact of medical conditions through early detection and treatment. Health care consumers benefit greatly from early diagnoses because treatment can take place earlier, before a condition can exacerbate. Whether you are enrolled in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, your plan will include various preventive services such as screening tests, lab tests, immunizations and counseling. Let’s explore the types of covered preventive care services

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Medicare and HSA account

Medicare and Your Health Savings Account (HSA)

One of life’s most desirable milestones is reaching retirement. Along with this incredible event is enrollment into Medicare. Most individuals enroll in Medicare when they first turn 65, while others may work longer and delay Medicare enrollment until they retire. If you are working past 65 and planning to fund a Health Savings Account (HSA), there are some important details you need to know. Let’s discuss the important rules and options to be aware of that guide

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medicare vs. medicaid

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid sound similar in name but there are key differences between two that are important to understand. Both are governmental programs offering essential healthcare coverage to specific qualifying groups of people that need these benefits. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what these programs cover, their eligibility requirements, their similarities and differences and lastly, the circumstances that guide dual eligibility. What Is Medicare? Medicare is a program run by the federal government under the

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working past 65

Your Medicare Enrollment Choices When Working Past The Age of 65

A growing number of Americans are choosing to work past their 65th birthday. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 20% will decide to continue working well into their 60s and 70s. The top reason for the shift is a positive one. As many as 75% of Americans over the age of 65 describe their health as good or excellent, and seniors feel more capable to continue working than they have

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Medicare prescription drug coverage

How to Use Your Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare drug coverage for outpatient self-administered prescription drugs is an important benefit available to those covered by Medicare. It’s crucial to understand how to maximize your benefits and use your Medicare prescription drug coverage effectively to reduce out-of-pocket costs. Your Doctor Prescribed You a Medication: Now What? To take full advantage of your Medicare plan’s prescription drug benefits, the first thing you need to do when your doctor prescribes medication(s) for you is confirm if

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guide to medicare formularies and part d prescription drug coverage

Your Guide to Medicare Formularies and Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

Original Medicare (Part A and B), introduced in 1965, did not cover outpatient prescription drugs. Over time, Medicare beneficiaries paid increasing amounts for out-of-pocket drug costs that, by 2003 were rising by roughly 12% annually. These higher costs to beneficiaries led Congress to pass the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 to create Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. Now, almost 46 million beneficiaries have obtained Medicare drug coverage. Let’s explore Medicare

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