The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

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The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) Did know that thousands of Medicare beneficiaries around the country are eligible for Medicare Savings Programs and don’t even know it? It’s true! We’ve outlined the four most common Medicare Savings Programs so you can take a look and figured out whether or not you’re eligible. If you think you may be missing out …

Medical Medijuana For Seniors | HealthTN

Medical Marijuana For Seniors

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Medical Marijuana For Seniors How much do you know about medical marijuana? More and more seniors are starting to look for access to marijuana for help with pain management and other ailments. Scientists and medical professionals are constantly researching the topic, and lawmakers are constantly arguing over its legality, but one truth has remained constant: there are people who benefit …

What Is COBRA Insurance? | HealthTN

What Is COBRA Insurance?

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If you are considering leaving your job or if you’ve recently lost your job and are concerned about your health insurance, don’t be! Your employer is most likely required to continue your coverage, thanks to COBRA. COBRA stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. COBRA continues group health coverage that would otherwise end. It means that if …

Beginners Guide to SilverSneakers | HealthTN.com

Beginners Guide to SilverSneakers

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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 help seniors find new friends …

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

What is Medigap and Do I Need it?

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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 pro. But one of the …

When is Medicare Annual Election Period? | HealthTN.com

When is Medicare Annual Election Period?

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[iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/SblQcevXNKM?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] 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: …

What is the “Donut-Hole”?

What is the “Donut Hole”?

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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 Part D and it has …

How to Avoid & Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

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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 fraud and abuse, so the …