What Is A Medicare Savings Program?

A Medicare Savings Program ( MSP) is an assistance program that could help you pay for your Medicare costs if you are considered low income.  This program may also be known as Medicare Premium Assistance or  Medicare Buy-in programs. There are three types of…

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What Services Are Provided By Medicaid & Medicare?

Have you ever wondered what services are provided by medicaid or medicare?  Here we will give you a brief summary of what each program has to offer. MEDICAID: Each state has a medicaid program.  The final decision on what each states’ medicaid program provides…

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Turning 65? Here are 10 helpful hints to get you started!

Are you turning 65? Do you have questions about Medicare? Here are 10 helpful hints to get you started!  After watching the video please feel free to contact us and let us help you get started today!          

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Medicare will cover limited lung cancer screening

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will cover screening for lung cancer for the first time for certain beneficiaries, the agency said last week. The coverage for lose dose imaging takes effect immediately. “This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit since lung cancer…

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Medicare made easy!

Do you need a quick understanding of Medicare part A, B, C & D?  Take a quick look at this short 2 minute youtube video!

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Switching between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare – how common?

Gretchen A. Jacobson and Patricia Neuman at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and independent consultant Anthony Damico examined whether the 2006-11 growth in private Medicare Advantage plans was primarily a result of new beneficiaries choosing Medicare Advantage from the onset of their eligibility…

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White House Fights Against Medicare Fraud

According to a recent White House blog posting, the Administration has cracked down on health care and Medicare fraud, recovering $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars last year alone and $10.7 billion in the last three years.  It’s reassuring to know that the Administration is…

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Medicare Provides Free Preventative Doctor Visit

Did you know that Medicare provides a one-time free benefit of a “Welcome to Medicare” visit with your doctor during your first 12 months of Medicare? Additionally, after the first year on Medicare one yearly “wellness” visit is provided free of charge. The purpose…

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June is Men’s Health Month – See Your Doctor for Prostate Cancer Screening

As Men’s Health Month comes to a close, it’s a good time to add a prostate exam to your list of preventative health checks to have done if you are a man 50 or over.  This simple annual screening provides the potential benefit of…

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Confused by Medicare? New Medicare Summary Notice May Be Easier to Understand

Medicare has recently rewritten and redesigned the Medicare Summary Notice in an attempt to make it easier to read and understand.  Over a year was spent working on improving the document, including individual interviews and focus groups that provided feedback to clarify the design…

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