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Does Medicare Cover STIs?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five Americans have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of some kind. These infections can range from herpes and cold sores to HIV and AIDs. That same study estimates that the total lifetime medical costs of STIs acquired in 2018 alone would amount to […]

Does Medicare Cover HIV Screenings and Treatment?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, opening those living with it to other infections and diseases. The late stages of this condition, when the immune system is badly damaged, is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There are currently over 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in the United States. While more than 700,000 […]

What are Federally Qualified Health Centers?

Health care can be expensive, especially if you don’t have a lot of provider options around you. If your financial and health care options are strained, there are plenty of solutions out there for you, but the trouble can be finding them. Not only can you rely on Medicare to help with health care costs […]

Does Medicare Cover Incontinence Treatment?

Incontinence is an embarrassing but common condition for many people, with over half of seniors experiencing incontinence at some level of severity. It makes sense that it would be common because there are so many unique conditions that can cause incontinence that most people are likely to live with one at some point in their […]

COVID Tests to be Covered by Medicare

As part of the government’s efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that Medicare will be covering COVID tests for beneficiaries. This is the first time that COVID tests will be covered in this manner, making it easier than ever to find out if […]

What are State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs?

For many people, prescription drugs act as a critical aspect of their overall health care that can help relieve symptoms of a condition or maintain a certain level of health. This is especially true for seniors or those living with a chronic health condition, which accounts for nearly half of the United States population. If […]

Does Medicare Cover Respite Care?

We all need a little rest from time to time, but for those who act as primary caregivers for their loved ones, rest may be difficult to come by. It may be even more elusive if your loved one has a critical condition that requires constant supervision and care. Respite care can help caregivers find […]

What Does It Mean to be a Caregiver?

Caregivers play a monumental role in the lives of those they serve, but who is considered a caregiver, and the duties that entails — are often misunderstood. While there are obvious cases, like family members that care for a sick loved one fulltime, what about people that still give a significant amount of help to […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2022

On Friday, November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 costs of Original Medicare, which is made up of Parts A and B. With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) already underway, this announcement allows Medicare beneficiaries or prospective enrollees to know their options and decide which Medicare solution fits their […]

How Can I Trust My Insurance Agent Has My Best Interests at Heart?

Whether it’s during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) or one of the other windows of time where you can find Medicare plans, you’ll be on the hunt for Medicare coverage. It’s a good idea to at least review your plan each year to ensure it still meets your needs. If you’re looking for a new […]