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PROTECT YOURSELF – GET SCREENED FOR CERVICAL CANCER

Monday, 13 January 2014 11:15
Cervical cancer and human papilloma virus (HPV) affect thousands of women each year. Regular screening tests like pap tests and pelvic exams can help find cancer and other health problems early and improve recovery and survival rates. Talk to your doctor about scheduling your next test! Find out more about Medicare’s pap test and pelvic exam coverage. For more information about HPV, check out the American Cancer Society’s HPV Frequently Asked Questions. To learn more…
AT RISK FOR GLAUCOMA? FIND OUT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 23:15
Do you have diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, or are you African American and age 50 or older? If so, your risk of getting glaucoma may be higher. With the start of a new year, it’s the perfect time to schedule a regular eye exam to check for glaucoma. You can prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Learn more about how Medicare covers glaucoma screenings. Share this: EmailFacebookTwitterGoogle Like this: LikeLoading...…
Is your Medicare ready for 2014?
Monday, 09 December 2013 00:00
The new year is fast approaching. Here are a few things to ask yourself to make sure you’re ready for 2014. 1. Do you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2014? If you changed your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment and don’t get your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription…
Saving money on health costs with some Extra Help
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:01
If you’ve ever found yourself skipping a day of your medication or cutting your pills in half to make your supply last a little longer, there’s help. Medicare has a special program called “Extra Help.” If you have limited income and resources you can sign up to get help paying things like monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription copayments in your Medicare drug plan. Even if you’re not sure you’d qualify, it’s worth filling out…
Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out
Saturday, 30 November 2013 23:30
It feels like “to do” lists are everywhere these days – on a pad of paper on the kitchen table, in email, or in an app on a smart phone. If you still have “Review Medicare coverage” on your to do list, time is running out! Medicare Open Enrollment ends this week on December 7. To help you sort through your choices, try using the Medicare Plan Finder. You can review the plan options in…
Saving money on health costs: Extra Help program
Monday, 18 November 2013 23:30
If you’ve ever found yourself skipping a day of your medication or cutting your pills in half to make your supply last a little longer, there’s help. Medicare has a special program called “Extra Help.” If you have limited income and resources you can sign up to get help paying things like monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription copayments in your Medicare drug plan. Even if you’re not sure you’d qualify, it’s worth filling out…
Get smart about using antibiotics
Monday, 18 November 2013 10:46
As we enter flu season, you may seek fast relief when illness strikes, but think twice before asking your doctor for antibiotics. Did you know that if you have a cold or flu, antibiotics won’t work for you? That’s because antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections. Every time someone takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may survive to grow and multiply. These resistant germs lead to severe infections, hospitalizations, and death …
Medicare is ready to help you quit smoking
Thursday, 14 November 2013 23:30
Every year, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer and smoking is the leading cause. Don’t become a statistic – Medicare is ready to help you quit smoking. Talk to your doctor today and cross one thing off your list. Besides being famous for Thanksgiving, November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. While you’re making lists for the upcoming holiday season, make a note to talk with your doctor about…
Medicare Open Enrollment: 4 ways to protect your identity and information
Monday, 11 November 2013 23:00
Guard your information.Be wary of giveaways.Don’t lend your identity.If you spot something, say something.These are 4 simple ways to protect your identity and personal information from Medicare fraud, but they can be difficult to do if you’re caught off guard. During Medicare Open Enrollment – between now and December 7 – you can expect to hear a lot about Medicare. You might be hearing a lot about the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall. That’s because…
Caring for someone with Medicare? Get some help.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 06:30
Did you know that over 66 million Americans care for loved ones who have chronic illnesses, disabilities, or frailties that come naturally with old age? November is National Family Caregiver Month – a perfect opportunity to reach out for help if you’re caring for someone with Medicare. If you’re a caregiver, here are 4 things you can do this month to help you help your loved one:Check out our caregiver resources, including our caregiver resource…
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