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How Medicare Can Help with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition that can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms and can ruin your sleep (as well as the sleep of your family). While mild sleep apnea may be able to be treated some lifestyle changes, more severe cases may require durable medical equipment or even surgery. In some […]

CMS Announces Expanded Telehealth Benefits for COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Trump Administration announced that they would be expanding Medicare’s coverage of telehealth services to ensure that beneficiaries could receive care in the comfort and safety of their own homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is coupled with the announcement week before […]

CMS & Insurers Announce Part C and D COVID-19 Coverage

News about the coronavirus — officially called the SARS-CoV02, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 — has been everywhere lately. As of writing this article (March 12, 2020), there are more than 124,000 cases confirmed worldwide and more than 4,600 deaths. The potential strain this may put on the health care system in the United States, […]

CMS 2021 Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage & Part D Programs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a few major changes to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Part D programs that could influence the way beneficiaries choose and purchase their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. The goal of these initiatives is to make Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage […]

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Each year, millions of people require home health care services. If you receive these services, it’s likely you need them. Most people who receive them do so because they need a greater degree of care on a regular basis and are unable to receive this care outside of their home. Usually, you can work with […]

Does Medicare Cover Dementia Care?

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia, it can alter your wants and needs greatly. Not only will you need to account for treatment of dementia, you may need to plan for care or the potential for the condition to advance. Not only can this be […]

How Does Medicare Cover Diabetes?

Over 100 million Americans live with diabetes or are prediabetic in the United States. If you have diabetes, you know that it’s a condition that needs to be monitored and managed consistently. If you aren’t diabetic, or are prediabetic, you may be aware that diabetes is preventable. Either way, prevention, screenings, and management can be […]

What Certifications & Training Does a Medicare Sales Agent Need?

If you’re working with a licensed insurance sales agent this Annual Enrollment Period, something we’ve suggested in the past, it’s important to trust the one you’re working with. In most cases, certifications and trainings are required of agents in order to help sign you up for certain plans. In others, certifications may simply serve as […]

What are the Different Outpatient Health Care Options?

If you’re ever in need of health care, you have many options that are defined by your needs. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know which type of care provider you should go to. Many people consider the emergency room a catch-all location to visit for things that need attention, but many visits are potentially […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2020

Every year, the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) gives Medicare-eligible citizens a chance to rethink their coverage. If your options include Original Medicare, a Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plan, or a Medicare Part D plan, it helps to know the facts and figures you’ll be expecting. While the costs and coverage for Medicare Advantage and […]