15 Essential Medicare Benefits You Might Not Know About

Get the most of your coverage so you can live your BEST LIFE! When it comes to Medicare, there’s more than meets the eye. In this blog, we’ll explore 15 lesser-known services covered by Original Medicare, with a focus on Original Medicare Part B. Whether you’re a new beneficiary or a seasoned one, understanding these services can help you make the most of your coverage. Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit Upon enrolling in Medicare, you’re […]

Choosing Your Medicare Advantage Plan: HMOs vs. PPOs

Choosing the right health plan shouldn’t be complicated. In this blog, we’ll explain the main differences between them, providing insights to help you make informed decisions. Think of this as your handy guide, with essential questions to make your healthcare choices easier and help you confidently pick between HMOs and PPOs. HMO vs. PPO: What You Need to Know HMOs are known for being cost-effective with designated provider networks, while PPOs offer more flexibility at […]

Walk Your Dog Month: Motivating Wellness in 2024!

Unlocking Medicare Coverage Tips to Keep You on Track All Year Long As we stride into the new year, what better way to embrace a healthier lifestyle than by celebrating “Walk Your Dog Month”? The simple act of walking your dog not only brings joy to your furry companion but also holds the key to enhancing your overall health and well-being. In the spirit of this canine-inspired fitness journey, let’s explore how a daily stroll […]

Navigating Alzheimer’s with Medicare

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so we feel it’s vital to equip ourselves, our clients, and community with knowledge about this condition and how Medicare can lend a helping hand. Whether you’re directly impacted or simply curious, we’re here to provide you with clear, concise information to navigate this journey together. Understanding Alzheimer’s:  Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory and thinking. It’s common among seniors and can be challenging. But fear not […]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed on Thursday, August 31st 2023, that the initial group of ten Medicare Part D medications slated for negotiation under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been identified.

These drugs have been designated based on the outlined criteria within the IRA. This legislation mandates that CMS prioritize drugs with the highest Medicare expenditure and minimal competition, among other considerations. The resulting roster encompasses medications that are crucial for numerous Medicare recipients in treating various conditions such as cancer, diabetes, blood clotting, heart failure, autoimmune disorders, and chronic kidney disease. Negotiations regarding pricing will commence this year between CMS and the participating pharmaceutical manufacturers. […]

A Guide to the Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is an important timeframe for making changes to your Medicare coverage options, if needed. AEP occurs annually from October 15 to December 7, with any changes you make taking effect from January 1. What Changes Can You Make During AEP? The changes you can make during AEP depend on your current Medicare coverage. Below, you’ll find information about the actions you can take based on your current situation: If […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

August marks Immunization Awareness Month, a time when we focus on the health of seniors by educating on immunizations. Seniors staying up-to-date with vaccinations can play an important role in preventive care. Fortunately, Medicare Part B and D plans offer comprehensive coverage for a range of vaccines, ensuring that older adults can access the protection they need to lead healthier, active lives. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Health Care Costs for Millions of […]

7 Senior Skincare Tips for Radiant Aging!

Discover the beauty of graceful aging with us as we welcome you to our senior skincare blog, where the joy of these summer months awaits! Our mission is to celebrate the natural transformations of our skin throughout life’s journey and provide expert guidance in caring for your skin. With a focus on health, radiance, and vibrancy, we have gathered 7 essential skincare tips in this blog. Together, let us embark on a journey to ensure […]

National Vision Month: Prioritize Vision and Hearing Health

May is National Vision Health Month, a time to emphasize the significance of maintaining healthy eyesight. Our sense of sight is vital for navigating our daily lives, yet we frequently take it for granted. This month serves as a reminder to take care of our vision and spread awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of vision problems. One of the goals of National Vision Health Month is to promote regular eye exams. […]

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud: Stay Safe and Informed

As a senior citizen, you rely on Medicare to provide you with the medical care you need to stay healthy.  Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters also know how valuable your Medicare benefits are, and they will go to great lengths to try to trick you into giving up your personal information or signing up for services you do not need. Here are some tips to help you avoid Medicare fraud:       1.            Protect your Medicare card: […]