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You Should Get The Flu Shot

You Should Get The Flu Shot

Who Should Get The Flu Shot? The short answer is — you. You should get the flu shot. CDC recommends that everyone six months old and older gets vaccinated on an annual basis. The rumors of people getting sick from the vaccine are not supported by science. The medicine is not a live vaccine — […]

Beginners Guide to Extra Help

Beginners Guide to Extra Help | HealthTN.com

Simply put, plenty of times, we find that our clients struggle with paying for the basics of Medicare. As experts in taking care of our citizens right here in Tennessee, we’re here to tell you that you may be able to get help if you cannot afford Medicare. You may qualify if you have limited […]

Beginners Guide to SilverSneakers

Beginners Guide to SilverSneakers | HealthTN.com

SilverSneakers, in a nutshell, is a fun exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. It is a fitness benefit found in many leading Medicare insurance plans that helps provide guidance as well as convenient group exercise classes to improve general fitness, strength,  flexibility, and walking ability for older adults. The program’s social events can also […]

What is Medigap and Do I Need it?

What is Medigap and Do I Need it? | HealthTN.com

If you’re looking for an example of a large government program that’s difficult to understand, look no further than Medicare. Medicare.gov contains hundreds of pages of information – few of which are easy reading. At HealthTN.com, we encourage you to learn all you can, but ultimately, it is fare safer to get help from a […]

When is Medicare Annual Election Period?

When is Medicare Annual Election Period? | HealthTN.com

Medicare Annual Election Period If you want to change Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) or Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plans, the best time to do so is during the Annual Election Period (also called Open Enrollment Period), which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. During that period, you can: Change […]

The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

As with anything, the first step is figuring out which version of Medicare you can get. Part A? Part B? What about D? Sounds a lot like grades from school, and then, when you finally do try to figure that out – you can start right here or ring us up at (615) 541-4257. A […]

What is the “Donut Hole”?

What is the “Donut-Hole”?

If you aren’t familiar with Medicare, it is a health insurance program for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure). People with Medicare have the option of paying a monthly premium for outpatient prescription drug coverage. This prescription drug coverage is called Medicare […]

How to Avoid & Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Trust is the primary factor in patient-physician relationships. However, the current system may be subject to fraud. Protecting your personal information must be a primary concern to fight this battle. Billions of dollars’ worth of tax-payers’ money is lost this way and it is up to the public to be alert, avoid and report medicare […]

Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage

  Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage – it’s not too soon to start planning for your coverage to switch. If you have a Marketplace plan now, you can keep it until your medicare coverage starts. Then, you can cancel the Marketplace plan without penalty. When to apply for Medicare […]

[Video] What to Know About Getting Your Prescription Drugs

If you’re unable to watch the video above, you may read the video transcript below. To find out which drugs your insurance plan covers, visit your insurer’s website to review a list of covered drugs, check your “Summary of Benefits and Coverage,” call your insurer directly to find out what’s covered, or review your coverage […]