Medicare Scams (and how to avoid them)

In the modern era, scams have become a fact of life. Email spam, suspicious phone calls, fishy websites, and even social media ads can hide complicated scamming operations. Across all platforms, scams are only after one thing: your hard-earned money. The data on scams is concerning. According to Truecaller, 26%


FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

Do you suffer from hearing loss? One in eight people have hearing loss in both ears, causing various psychological and social side effects. Hearing loss can impact your ability to communicate with your family, cause discomfort and feelings of isolation, and even put you in danger. It’s a shockingly common
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2023 Cost Of Living Adjustment announced

It was announced on October 13, 2022 that the cost of living has increased by 8.7 percent. What does this mean for Social Security Benefits? Social security benefits increase and decrease based on the economy. As a result of inflation, the cost of living has increased, and so social security


CMS Announces 2023 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just made one of their most important announcements of the year! 2023 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for Medicare Part A and Part B programs are listed below. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $164.90 in 2023. Part B


Why Use A Medicare Broker/Agency?

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The world of Medicare can be extremely confusing, especially for newcomers. There is so much vocabulary to catch up on, news to keep up with, and sweeping changes to be aware of. Plans can change from top to bottom over the course of a year. At any given moment there


Medicare Preventive Services & You

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Preventive services do exactly what the name implies: they are screenings, tests, or vaccines designed to catch symptoms of a condition early. Catching it early means that it can be treated early, potentially saving a life, not to mention thousands of dollars in medical costs. Under Medicare Part B, a
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History of Medicare

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In 2021, 63 million Americans were enrolled in a Medicare plan, taking advantage of the program’s rates, prescription plans, and other benefits. But how did such a widely known and utilized program get started? And how did it become the Medicare we know today?  A History of Medicare 1965 –
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National Insurance Awareness Day (June 28th)

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Insurance is a crucial safety net of our day-to-day lives. It keeps disaster in check, provides relief and protection, and allows you to live your life without worry. On June 28th each year, Senior Benefit Services observes National Insurance Awareness Day. It’s a time to reflect on and be aware

Need A Second Opinion?

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Have you ever been presented with what felt like an impossible decision to make? If you need to undergo surgery due to a medical condition, for example, the choice of treatment can be overwhelming. Here’s the kicker; you may have more options than you think. If a doctor recommends surgery


What’s the deal with Plan G?

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There are 10 different Medicare supplement plans to choose from, but a select few are the talk of the town. Medicare Supplement plans F, G, and N account for over 80% of Medicare supplement plans sold. What is Plan G? Plan G is a Medicare Supplement Plan, so it covers

What happens if I miss my Medicare payment?

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We’ve all been there. Missing a monthly bill can be alarming and stressful, especially if that bill determines your medical coverage. Luckily, there are a few safety nets in place for your coverage if you miss a premium payment. Before anything else, your Medicare plan is required to send you

May = Melanoma Skin Cancer Detection Month

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May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. With early detection, skin cancer is easily curable. For older adults, Melanoma detection and early prevention is essential to combating the cancer from growing. Continue reading to learn all about the early signs and how to safely protect your skin in
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