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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 […]

What You Should Know About the COVID Booster

With the recent news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved boosters for the three major COVID-19 vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — there have been a lot of questions. Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster? Am I eligible to get […]

Does Medicare Cover Spouses or Dependents?

Many spouses share health insurance through their employer, but what if the policyholder retires and switches to Medicare? Can Medicare cover a spouse? Would it cover adult dependents, like a student who isn’t in the workforce yet, an adult child with special needs, or a grandchild who you’re the primary caregiver for? We answer these […]

Your Guide to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is right around the corner! Every year, the AEP is your opportunity to enroll in or switch to a Medicare plan that fits your ever evolving health care needs. This special enrollment window only runs October 15 to December 7, so it’s important to be prepared to accomplish anything you’d […]

Does Medicare Cover Hepatitis Screenings & Treatments?

Hepatitis is a fairly common viral condition that you may have heard of, but not know too much about. According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), between 3.1 million and 6.9 million people may be living with hepatitis B or C in the United States. Of those cases, more than […]