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Preparing for Future Health Care Needs

Apr 29, 2024

You might assume that your family would be able to make your health care decisions for you if you were to become incapacitated. However, this isn’t always the case. Your family may not agree on what’s best, or important decisions could fall to your providers instead. This is why it’s important for you to plan ahead. In this blog, learn about advance directives, living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney to help ensure that decisions made on your behalf meet your needs and preferences.
Part D Coverage Phases

Feb 22, 2024

The cost of your Medicare Part D-covered drugs may change throughout the year. If you notice that your drug prices have changed, it may be because you are in a different phase of Part D coverage.
What’s New in 2024?

Dec 21, 2023

The new year is here! And with a new year comes changes to your Medicare costs and coverage. In this blog, you’ll learn about new updates to Medicare and understand what to expect for the coming year.
Part D Appeals

Nov 21, 2023

Sometimes a Part D plan won’t cover a medication that you need. This blog covers what you can do if this happens.
Choosing Doctors and Other Providers

Oct 24, 2023

Depending on how you get your Medicare coverage, you will have different considerations when choosing health care providers, such as doctors, hospitals, or medical equipment suppliers. Let’s discuss the factors you should consider so that your care is covered at the lowest cost. Considering these factors, you can choose your next health care provider.
Medicare and Transportation Services

Jun 26, 2023

Ambulances are vehicles that transport patients to and from medical facilities, like hospitals. Ambulances are medically equipped and staffed by professionals like EMTs or paramedics. Let’s look at how Medicare covers transportation in ambulances.
Medicare Coverage of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

May 1, 2023

This blog will help you understand how Medicare covers outpatient mental health services, prescription drugs for mental health treatment, and inpatient mental health services.
Talking to Your Doctor

Mar 24, 2023

It is important to work with your doctor to ensure you get the best health care possible. This blog covers how you can build an effective relationship with your doctor and make the most of your visits.
Medicare and Home Health Care

Feb 23, 2023

Leaving your home to receive health care can be difficult or impossible for some. This blog post covers how Medicare covers home health care.
Excluded from Medicare Coverage: Dental, Vision, and Long-Term Care

Jun 27, 2022

When Medicare benefits were created in 1965, they reflected the restrictions and limitations of most health insurance at that time. The federal law that created Medicare has specific provisions that exclude coverage for certain things, like dental care and routine vision services. Long-term care services are additionally excluded because they do not meet the definition of health care services in the law. Just because something is not covered by Medicare, though, does not mean that it isn’t needed. As we discuss some types of care that Medicare doesn’t cover, we will include information about other ways of accessing or paying for these services.

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