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Prevent vision loss from glaucoma

How much are you at risk for getting glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Fortunately, you can prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months […]

Choosing a health care professional just got easier

Are you the kind of shopper who gathers information before making a purchase? Wouldn’t it be helpful to have the same kind of reliable information when choosing a health care professional? Choosing a health care professional can be overwhelming. Physicians and facilities differ in the quality of care they provide. That’s why we’ve made it […]

Get your free flu shot

Flu season is in full swing, so protect yourself and your loved ones by getting your free flu shot. Get your flu shot early and stay healthy! Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu season when you […]

Support World AIDS Day: Wear your red ribbon

About 50,000 people in the U.S. get HIV each year. Of the 1.1 million people currently living with HIV in the U.S., 1 in 8 don’t even know they have it. December 1 is World AIDS Day and the 2015 theme is “The Time to Act Is Now.” HIV is the virus that can lead […]

Medicare Open Enrollment: Time is running out!

It’s the holiday season and it seems like to-do lists are always pretty packed around this time of year. With family and job responsibilities, some pretty important tasks can get left to the last minute. Picking the right health plan is a personal choice and a lot of thoughtful consideration goes into finding the right […]

Make today the day you quit smoking

Smoking tobacco can cause many diseases including heart disease, respiratory diseases, and lung cancer —the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Over 56 million people in the U.S. still smoke tobacco, but quitting can reduce your risk of getting these diseases. You can quit smoking today, and Medicare is here to help. Besides […]

Save time with automatic payments

We like when things are automatic. From smart phone reminders to automatic coffee makers—it’s nice when something’s done before we even need to think about doing it. Whether you’ve already picked a new plan for 2016, or decided to keep the plan you had in 2015, one thing you might not have thought about is […]

Get smart: Know when to use antibiotics

It’s that time of year again—flu season! But if you get sick, think twice before going to your doctor for antibiotics. If you get a cold or flu, antibiotics won’t help. That’s because these are viral infections, and antibiotics only cure bacterial infections. Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can be harmful. Every time you […]

Saving money on health costs: find out if you qualify for Extra Help

Do you find yourself skipping a day of your medication or cutting your pills in half to make your supply last a little longer? Or, have you put off filling a prescription because you can’t afford it? If so, we can help. Medicare has a special program called “Extra Help.” If you have limited income […]

Medicare can help you fight lung cancer

More men and women in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Every year, about 200,000 people are diagnosed. The best way to lower your chances of developing lung cancer is to quit smoking and using tobacco products. If you use tobacco, Medicare Part B covers up to 8 […]

Hospice care: comfort and support at a difficult time

It’s never easy to face all of the difficult decisions that come with a terminal illness, like considering whether hospice is right for you. For some people, the thought of hospice can be scary, but it’s important to learn about your options. Medicare covers hospice care so that those who are terminally ill can spend […]

Help for the caregiver

Are you caring for an aged, seriously ill or disabled family member? If so, you’re one of approximately 66 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability, or frailty. Family caregivers provide an average of 20 hours of care per week – when you’re the caregiver, that can make it hard […]

Need diabetes screening, supplies or training? We’ve got you covered.

Millions of Americans have or are at risk for diabetes. November is American Diabetes Month, an ideal time for you to find out if you’re at risk and learn about the self-management training and supplies Medicare covers if you do have diabetes. Many people with diabetes don’t know that they have it—fortunately, Medicare covers screening tests so you can find […]

Medicare Open Enrollment: Peace of mind with extra coverage

Making a big purchase can be stressful, whether it’s a car, an appliance, or a new house. When the salesman throws in free maintenance or an extended warranty, it really sweetens the deal. Not only are you saving money, but there’s a peace of mind knowing that the support you’ll need is free. Extra benefits […]

Medicare Open Enrollment: Be a smart shopper

It’s always a good idea to shop around for a health plan. You have to decide what type of health coverage you want, research companies and what benefits they’re offering, and carefully evaluate your options before making a final choice. With the internet, there’s a wealth of information online to help you shop around. Cost […]