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Hospice care at home: get the support you need

Learn about your Medicare hospice benefits. Trained caregivers provide hospice home care for physical & emotional needs. November is hospice month.

Next time, get your “Medicare & You” handbook electronically!

Save time, tax dollars & get your next “Medicare & You” handbook sent electronically. Make switch & help environment by going paperless.

Shop & compare 2021 plans with the Medicare Plan Finder

Don't forget your mental health care

Get depression screening if experiencing sadness, hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, more. Take care of your mental health.

Don’t put off your yearly mammogram—it’s too important to miss!

Get screened for breast cancer with annual mammogram, covered by Medicare. Lower breast cancer risk with exercise & healthy weight.

Open Enrollment includes new coverage option for people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Need Medicare coverage for ESRD? Sign up for Medicare Advantage (Part C) new option during OE (10/15-12/7/20) for those with ESRD.

Set a reminder—it’s time to get ready for Medicare Open Enrollment.

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7, but you can get an early look at next year’s health plans and prescription drug plans starting on October 1.

Get ready! Medicare’s Open Enrollment starts October 15.

You can enroll in Medicare plans from October 15 - December 7. Get 5 tips to prepare for Medicare's Open Enrollment.

Avoid the Part D late enrollment penalty—keep creditable prescription drug coverage

Make sure you have creditable prescription drug coverage to avoid Part D late enrollment penalty.

Know your body, know the signs for ovarian cancer

Each year, over 22,000 women in the U.S. get ovarian cancer. It’s the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Early diagnosis is the key to survival, and the key to early diagnosis is recognizing the symptoms of ovarian cancer: ◾Bloating ◾Pelvic or abdominal pain ◾Trouble eating or feeling full quickly ◾Urgency or […]

Preventing pneumonia is easy

Did you know that about 1 million Americans go to the hospital with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections and meningitis. The bacteria that causes pneumococcal disease spreads by direct person-to-person contact. There’s a vaccine to help prevent pneumonia, but only 67% of […]

Protect yourself from hepatitis

Did you know viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, causes more than one million deaths per year worldwide? It’s about as many deaths as caused by tuberculosis and HIV combined. Fortunately, Medicare can help keep you protected from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, the most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States. […]

Take charge, get tested for HIV

Did you know that 1 in 7 of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) don’t know they have it? Getting medical care, support, and maintaining safe behaviors can help improve the health and lives of people living with HIV. Medicare can help. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with […]

Travelling abroad? Check your health coverage first!

If you’re travelling abroad, there’s a lot to do before you leave. There are suitcases to pack, an itinerary to plan, and perhaps a passport to renew. We want you to have a fun, relaxing trip—so don’t forget to include health coverage on your to-do list. If you have Original Medicare, Medicare covers your health […]

Even “healthy” guys need health screenings

Are you the type of guy who puts off doing a task and later wishes he’d just done it? Do you think that if you don’t feel ill, then everything must be fine? If you’re a man with Medicare, now’s the time to talk with your doctor about whether you should get screened for prostate […]