flu shot for seniors

Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Does Medicare cover flu shots? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. Anyone can get the flu, even the healthiest of people, which is why it’s important to take the necessary preventive measures. Getting an annual flu shot …

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New Medicare Cards 2018

Anastasia Iliou Medicare, News

New Medicare Cards 2018 New Medicare cards have been shipped across the country, but if you live in KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, OH, TN, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, they are on the way. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out new Medicare cards starting April 2018. If you are in the above states, your …

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Understanding The Benefits Of Medicare Advantage

Anastasia Iliou Medicare, Medicare Advantage

Benefits Of Medicare Advantage Medicare Advantage is a combination Medicare option that provides more coverage than basic plans. It includes Original Medicare, which is made of Medicare Part A (hospital care) and Part B (medical/doctor care), plus additional services such as prescription drug coverage, dental, and vision coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are sometimes confused with Medicare Supplement (Med Supp) plans, …

Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of people in the United States will develop shingles at some point in their life. The risk of developing shingles increases as you age and is more likely in those who have had the chickenpox (Varicella) virus. Prepare yourself now by learning …

Cigna and Express Scripts

What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal?

Kelsey Davis News

What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal? Cigna and Express Scripts announced their 54 billion dollar merger in March of 2018. Cigna provides coverage to 95 million beneficiaries around the world and Express Scripts helps fill 1.4 billion prescriptions annually. The goal of this merger is to create both affordable and personalized healthcare for consumers. Cigna and Express Scripts …

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Retirement and Medicare Eligibility

Kelsey Davis Medicaid, Medicare

Retirement and Medicare Eligibility There are currently an estimated 70 billion baby boomers who are nearing retirement. Planning for retirement is crucial to living a comfortable and healthy life. An annual estimate by Fidelity shows the average couple retiring at age 65 will need $280,000 to cover health-related costs. Fortunately, Medicare can help, but there is a set of guidelines …

home care services

Home Care Services vs. Senior Assisted Living

Kelsey Davis Medicare

Home Care Services vs. Senior Assisted Living Nearly half of everyone over the age of 65 needs some form of assistance in their daily routine. That’s approximately 18 million seniors! When choosing between home care services and senior assisted living, it’s important to consider the costs, qualifications, and available services before making a final decision. Home care services allow you …

vitamin d for seniors

Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is essential. It helps absorb calcium, which is necessary for bone health and strength. Over an extended period of time, vitamin D deficiency can result in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, Osteoporosis, and more. Vitamin D for seniors and Medicare eligibles becomes increasingly important with age, …

dental care for seniors

Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, most people over the age of 65 are missing an average of 13 teeth. In fact, it is estimated that 27% have no remaining teeth at all. Dental problems are among the most common health issues for older adults. Proper dental care for …

winter wellness

Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Winter often consists of lower temperatures, less sunlight, and more time indoors. The same weather that is bothersome to most can prove to be dangerous for others. Seniors and Medicare eligibles face several dangers including falling on ice or snow, frostbite, and hypothermia. Our guide to winter wellness can help ensure …

CVS and Aetna

What is the CVS and Aetna deal?

Kelsey Davis News

What is the CVS and Aetna Merger? Last year, CVS provided prescriptions to an estimated 94 million customers while Aetna provided coverage to an estimated 22 million. In a $69 million dollar deal, CVS officially purchased Aetna on November 28, 2018. The CVS and Aetna deal will strengthen the two companies, create better care coordination, and improve costs for beneficiaries …

President George H.W. Bush

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Kelsey Davis News

Remembering President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was a humble and ambitious leader who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He was responsible for walking the U.S. through important milestones like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and Operation Just Cause. He will be remembered as a veteran, congressman, vice president, …