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Silver and Fit & Silver Sneakers Medicare Fitness Programs

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Wishing you could afford a gym membership or a yoga class? You might be able to get the coverage you need with a Medicare fitness program. Chronic disease prevention is one of the requirements for all Medicare plans, which is why a Medicare fitness program supports fall prevention, hypertension, diabetes, and more. Seniors and Medicare beneficiaries who have physician referrals …

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Beginner’s Guide to SilverSneakers

amcnurlan Fitness & Health, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medigap

Beginner’s Guide To SilverSneakers SilverSneakers, in a nutshell, is a fun exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. It is a fitness benefit found in many leading Medicare insurance plans that help provide guidance as well as convenient group exercise classes to improve general fitness, strength, flexibility, and walking ability for older adults. The program’s social events can also help …

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Assistive Devices for the Elderly: Feel Comfortable with Independent Living

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

As you age, simple tasks like buttoning your shirt, getting out of your chair, and putting on your shoes can become increasingly difficult. Assistive devices can help restore your confidence, improve mobility, and increase safety in your home. The first step in making your day-to-day life easier is understanding assistive technology, durable medical equipment, and the role of Medicare. What …

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How to Sign Up for Medicare

Kelsey Davis Medicare

An estimated 70 billion baby boomers are nearing retirement, and over 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every single day. If you’re new to Medicare, we can help you understand how to sign up for Medicare and answer your questions about coverage, benefits, qualifications, fraud, and privacy. How to Sign Up for Medicare If you currently receive Social Security benefits, you’ll …

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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 …

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Medicare Vision Coverage

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare

Medicare Vision Coverage Did you know that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not provide much vision coverage for seniors and Medicare eligibles? It does not cover routine eye exams, eyeglasses, or contact lenses. Original Medicare only covers diagnostic tests and treatment (under Part B) if you are diabetic, at risk for glaucoma, or have either Lucentis or …

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Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

Did you know that you can use your Medicare coverage to fight obesity? Your coverage includes obesity screenings, counseling sessions, nutritionists, and qualified dietitians. It may even include gym membership discounts. If you think eating well and exercising is too expensive, think again: Your Medicare plan covers it. Obesity is a Disease In 2013, the American Medical Association officially started …

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2019 Medicare Advantage Changes

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

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 (MA) plans? Unlike Medicare Part A and B, beneficiaries enrolled in MA plans may see a decrease in their premiums for the upcoming year. 2019 Premiums In September, CMS announced that on average, MA premiums …

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Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

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 is important to help lower the …

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

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 is the best way to …