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How to Navigate the Part D Coverage Gap

The Part D coverage gap – or “donut hole” – is a payment stage with Medicare prescription drug plans and a big budget concern for many people. It’s a period of time when the main cost burden for prescription drugs shifts from the plan to the plan member. It might help to think of the […]

Look for a new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan, the Medicare Star Rating can narrow your search.

While searching the Medicareful Plan Finder tool for a Medicare Part C or D plan, you may have seen stars. This is the Medicare Star Rating system, which was designed to help enrollees be certain of the quality of a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Is Coffee Really Healthy for You?

The average American drinks two cups of coffee per day, increasing the older we get. In fact, in 2011, it’s estimated Americans consumed 400 million cups of coffee per day. That’s a LOT of coffee. This has led many to ask a very important question. Is coffee healthy for you? For a drink so prevalent […]

Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Will Close in 2019

Drug companies will pay more to lower some Part D costs by Dena Bunis, AARP, February 9, 2018 Medicare beneficiaries with high annual prescription drug costs will get some relief a year earlier than expected as a result of the budget deal President Trump signed early Friday. Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug […]

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Arthritis

A form of joint disorder, arthritis causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints. In this condition a person experiences pain and swelling in the joints. It can affect people of all ages, sexes and races; however, arthritis is most common among women. Today, arthritis is a major cause of disability in the United States. More […]