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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: An Overview

Healthcare spending in the United States is approximately $3.3 trillion or $10,348 per person annually — and continues to grow. Each year, Medicare spends more than $104 billion treating patients with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors have diabetes, and the prevalence of prediabetes is especially high […]

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Understanding Medicare Part D

If you areMedicare-eligible , you may find that navigating Medicare can be tricky. Now that the Annual Enrollment period is here, you may have started researching your options and coverage under Medicare. Your first step when signing up for Medicare is to see what plans you qualify for based on your state and income. When […]

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Medicare for Diabetics: An Overview

Chances are you know someone with diabetes. That’s not surprising, given that 30.3 million people—or 9.4 percent of the population of the United States—have diabetes, and this number is only growing. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year, with American/Alaska Natives having the highest prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for both men and […]

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Have You Considered Medicare Part B?

Some things aren’t mandatory, but they’re certainly a good idea. For instance, you don’t have to turn your car off while getting gas, but it might be a little dangerous to leave it running. No one’s going to arrest you if you deviate from a recipe when baking a bundt cake, but then you run […]

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The Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans

Have you ever gone to the grocery store to buy a product and been confused by how many brands were available for that one item? It makes what should be a simple decision confusing. Likewise, products with similar names can sometimes be hard to differentiate. If you’re not sure of the differences between Medicare Advantage […]

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Medicare in 2019: Changes You Should Know

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Whether it’s your first time enrolling in Medicare or you’re already familiar with the program, all enrollees need to learn about its impending changes coming in 2019. The 53-year-old program—signed into law in 1965 under the Social Security Administration—will undergo a massive transformation affecting its 60 million members. Although enrollees may feel concerned by the […]

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Time is running out: Medicare Open Enrollment 2017

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is coming to an end on December 7, 2017. If you’re 65 or older, now is the time to look into additional Medicare coverage options available to you. While you’re not required to re-enroll in Medicare each year, during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, you can complete the following: Change […]

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2018 Open Enrollment dates you should know

Open Enrollment – the period during which you can enroll in or change an existing health insurance plan – can be confusing. With deadlines to follow, health terms to know, and health plans to choose from, the process itself can be intimidating.  That’s why we’ve listed the most important dates to know below. In addition, […]

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When to sign up for Medicare coverage

by Lauren Mandel If you’re approaching your 65th birthday or you already have Medicare coverage, now is the time to start thinking about your Medicare coverage options for the upcoming year. While you’ll likely automatically get basic Medicare coverage once you turn 65, there are additional Medicare coverage options available. But when can you get […]

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What are my Medicare prescription drug options?

by Jenny Fliegel Did you or a loved one recently turn 65? Are you approaching your 65th birthday? Now is the time to prepare for Medicare. You might be surprised to learn that Original Medicare – Parts A & B – doesn’t cover prescription drugs. But between plan types with multiple names and a variety […]

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