2022Sep

CMS Announces 2023 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just made one of their most important announcements of the year! 2023 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for Medicare Part A and Part B programs are listed below. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $164.90 in 2023. Part B

2022Jul

Medicare Preventive Services & You

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Preventive services do exactly what the name implies: they are screenings, tests, or vaccines designed to catch symptoms of a condition early. Catching it early means that it can be treated early, potentially saving a life, not to mention thousands of dollars in medical costs. Under Medicare Part B, a
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History of Medicare

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In 2021, 63 million Americans were enrolled in a Medicare plan, taking advantage of the program’s rates, prescription plans, and other benefits. But how did such a widely known and utilized program get started? And how did it become the Medicare we know today?  A History of Medicare 1965 –
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2022Jun

National Insurance Awareness Day (June 28th)

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Insurance is a crucial safety net of our day-to-day lives. It keeps disaster in check, provides relief and protection, and allows you to live your life without worry. On June 28th each year, Senior Benefit Services observes National Insurance Awareness Day. It’s a time to reflect on and be aware

Need A Second Opinion?

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Have you ever been presented with what felt like an impossible decision to make? If you need to undergo surgery due to a medical condition, for example, the choice of treatment can be overwhelming. Here’s the kicker; you may have more options than you think. If a doctor recommends surgery

2022May

What’s the deal with Plan G?

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There are 10 different Medicare supplement plans to choose from, but a select few are the talk of the town. Medicare Supplement plans F, G, and N account for over 80% of Medicare supplement plans sold. What is Plan G? Plan G is a Medicare Supplement Plan, so it covers

What happens if I miss my Medicare payment?

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We’ve all been there. Missing a monthly bill can be alarming and stressful, especially if that bill determines your medical coverage. Luckily, there are a few safety nets in place for your coverage if you miss a premium payment. Before anything else, your Medicare plan is required to send you

May = Melanoma Skin Cancer Detection Month

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May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. With early detection, skin cancer is easily curable. For older adults, Melanoma detection and early prevention is essential to combating the cancer from growing. Continue reading to learn all about the early signs and how to safely protect your skin in
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2022Apr

Earth Day

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Planet Earth is full of wonders, from the deepest parts of the Mariana Trench to the peak of Mount Everest; we live in a world that yearns to be explored. The United States, our very own backyard, is not lacking in natural diversity; regions of the country are abundant with
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Will Medicare Insurance cover a Mattress?

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Pressure-Reducing Support System Covered with Part B You asked, we answered! With Medicare Part B, pressure-reducing support services are covered, including certain beds (air-fluidized), mattresses, and mattress overlays. What you need to know! Pressure-reducing support services are categorized as durable medical equipment (DME) and therefore must be prescribed by your
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Medicare to Cover 8 Free Over-The-Counter Covid-19 Tests Per Month:

Over-the-counter Covid-19 tests are quickly selling out at pharmacies all over the country. These tests make it possible to self-administer a Covid-19 test without the risk of exposing others or the need to wait in line at a testing facility. Update as of April 4, 2022: Medicare will now cover
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2022Mar

Will Medicare cover oxygen concentrators?

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Oxygen Equipment and Accessories Covered by Medicare Every year, nearly 1.5 million Americans require oxygen therapy in order to improve their quality of life. If you have Medicare coverage, you can rest assured that your oxygen medical equipment will be covered. However, a few rules and regulations must apply to