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Medicare and Weight Loss: What Is Covered?

Medicare and Weight Loss: What Is Covered?

As with Americans of every age, obesity rates in seniors have risen dramatically in recent years. Two in five people over the age of 65 are obese. Older adults who are overweight face higher risks of chronic disease and illness, such as diabetes, heart disease,...

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What’s New for Medicare in 2024?

What’s New for Medicare in 2024?

Every year, Medicare makes changes to its costs and covered benefits. As a Medicare beneficiary, you will be paying higher premiums and deductibles in 2024. However, there are also some positive changes, such as continued cost savings for prescription drugs as well as...

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Your New Year’s Wellness Checklist

Your New Year’s Wellness Checklist

Like many seniors, your 2024 New Year’s resolutions may focus on prioritizing your health and taking better care of yourself as you age. Medicare recognizes the importance of your physical and mental well-being by covering many preventive services and wellness...

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What Happens if You Missed AEP?

What Happens if You Missed AEP?

Another Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) has come and gone. Maybe you intended to review your current coverage, but, for any number of reasons, you just didn’t get around to it. What happens now? If you are happy with your plan, you don’t need to take any...

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November Is National Diabetes Month

November Is National Diabetes Month

To create awareness about the disease and its impact on millions of Americans, November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a chronic condition that can worsen over time and, if not diagnosed and treated, cause serious health problems, such as heart disease,...

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Medicare Changes for 2024 – What to Expect

Medicare Changes for 2024 – What to Expect

The costs associated with your Medicare coverage change every year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determine Medicare costs based on several factors, including the cost of providing healthcare and inflation. No matter if you are covered by a...

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Veterans: What You Need to Know About Medicare

Veterans: What You Need to Know About Medicare

If you are one of more than 8.1 million veterans aged 65 or older, you might have some questions about how Medicare works in conjunction with your military benefits. A local Medicare agent is your best resource for answers to those questions. Your agent will meet with...

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Why Medicare Advantage Plans Have Become So Popular

Why Medicare Advantage Plans Have Become So Popular

The number of Medicare beneficiaries who choose to enroll in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans continues to increase. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that, in 2023, 51% of eligible Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in an MA plan. The average beneficiary has access...

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