Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness

As we journey through life, the health of our brain becomes increasingly important, especially for those of us who are Medicare beneficiaries. June marks Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and emphasizing the importance of brain health. Understanding your Medicare coverage benefits is key to taking proactive steps to support your cognitive well-being. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, […]

Embracing Elder Care: Exploring Medicare Coverage SNF Benefits During Nursing Home Week

As we observe Nursing Home Week, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the dedicated nurses, caregivers, and staff who provide round-the-clock care to our loved ones. This week serves as a reminder of the commitment to ensuring the well-being and comfort of our elderly population. For seniors and their families, understanding how Medicare intertwines with nursing care is crucial for planning and ensuring access to the necessary services. Medical Coverage for Nursing Home […]

Unlocking the Potential of March Nutrition Month: Exploring Medicare’s Wellness Programs

March is Nutrition Month, a time to celebrate healthy eating and education. But did you know that Medicare covers more than just healthcare?  It also offers a range of programs aimed at promoting overall well-being, including nutrition education. In this article, we’ll explore the significance of nutrition in preventative care and highlight the various nutrition programs available through Medicare. The Importance of Nutrition in Preventative Care: Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining good health […]

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 […]

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid During the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)!

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is a crucial time of year for Medicare recipients to reevaluate their coverage and make necessary changes. This period, which runs from October 15 to December 7 annually, offers the opportunity to find more affordable coverage, reduce prescription drug costs, or even get more coverage for a similar price. To help you make the most of the AEP, we’ve identified three common mistakes to avoid. Ignoring Your Medicare Annual […]

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 […]