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Drug Price Transparency: Everything You Need to Know

Kelsey Davis Medicare

Drug Price Transparency: Everything You Need to Know The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that $1 out of every $6 in Medicare spending is for prescription drugs. These medications play an important role in the health of 59 million seniors and Medicare eligibles. Drug price transparency is crucial in informing consumers and developing new strategies that address the issue …

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Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. Falls can occur at any time and can range in severity. Seniors and Medicare eligibles can suffer from significant injuries or pain. These injuries can generate yearly costs exceeding $50 billion. Fall prevention …

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Medicare Advantage 2019 Changes

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage 2019 Changes On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced the 2019 Original Medicare premium and deductible increase, but what about Medicare Advantage plans? Unlike Medicare Part A and B, beneficiaries enrolled in MA plans may see a decrease in their premiums for the upcoming year. Medicare Advantage 2019 Premiums In September, CMS announced …

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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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2019 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Increase

Kelsey Davis Medicare

2019 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Increase On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 Medicare premiums and Medicare deductible increase for Part A and B. These changes may be small, but CMS strives to empower beneficiaries and promote complete transparency when it comes to selecting healthcare coverage. Medicare deductibles and premiums increase due …

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New Medicare Cards 2018

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare, News

New Medicare Cards 2018 Updated 10/30/18 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 …

Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles is an effective way to improve your mental and physical wellness. Yoga can be intimidating. Many seniors and Medicare eligibles may even say the complex poses and intricate twists are simply unattainable. However, yoga doesn’t have to be intimidating or unattainable. Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles has …

Best Cancer Insurance, Heart Attack Insurance, and Stroke Insurance Options | MedicarePlanFinder

Understanding Your Best Cancer Insurance, Heart Attack Insurance, and Stroke Insurance Options

Anastasia Iliou Ancillary

Understanding Your Best Cancer Insurance, Heart Attack Insurance, and Stroke Insurance Options This post was originally published on March 23, 2017. Updated October 23, 2018. Medicare is designed to provide coverage for the most basic healthcare that everybody needs. Therefore, it does not include extensive cancer, heart attack, or stroke coverage. That’s why many Medicare beneficiaries enroll in secondary health …

Simply Explained: Ancillary Products | Medicare Plan Finder

Simply Explained: Ancillary Products

Anastasia Iliou Ancillary, Medicare

Understanding Ancillary Products Ancillary insurance products cover items that your Medicare plan will not. Typically, ancillary health products are available for life, dental, vision, hearing, short-term care, cancer, heart attack, stroke, hospital indemnity, life, and final expense coverage. Below is a brief overview to prepare you for discussions with your agent. Check back soon for more details about what the …