What's the Difference Between Medicare Supplements & Medicare Advantage? | Medicare Basics

Both Medicare Supplements (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage provide supplemental coverage. But which should you choose? Discover the differences in coverage between Medigap and Medicare Advantage.

Is PACE the Health Care Option for Me?

PACE is a program for seniors who have health care needs, but still want the freedom and independence of living at home. In many ways, it helps bring coordinated care to you.

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What is Original Medicare? | Medicare Basics

Discover Original Medicare. Watch to find out more about Medicare Parts A and B, including the benefits of each part and how enrollment works.

Beginners’ Tips for Your First Garden

If you’ve ever wanted to try gardening, you may know it can be difficult to get started. With these tips, you’ll have a thriving garden in no time!

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What is Medicare Advantage? | Medicare Basics

Learn more about Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. We unpack what you need to know about this popular alternative to Original Medicare.

What is Medicare? | Medicare Basics

Understanding Medicare benefits should be simple. We break down the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, so you can spend less time figuring it out, and more time on what really matters.

What is Medicare SELECT?

You can find a Medicare Supplement that will cover the costs that Original Medicare won’t. But what if this is too expensive? What is Medicare SELECT, and how can these plans help?

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How to Pick a Medicare Advantage Plan

Finding the right Medicare Advantage plan can be difficult. They vary from place to place, and there can be many appealing options. With these three tips, your search will go much smoother.

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3 Steps for Preparing for Retirement

If you’re about to retire, there will be many questions that you’ll face. How will you spend your time? How will you stay healthy? And how will you afford all of this?

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What Fitness Programs Are Available for Seniors?

If you’re looking for a solution to your fitness goals and don’t know where to start, your health plan may cover the cost of a fitness program!

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Medigap Plan C and F to be Discontinued in 2020

In 2020, Medicare Supplement Plans C and F will be phased out. Today, we’ll cover what this means for plan holders and future Medicare enrollees.

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The Financial Benefits of Healthy Living

If you think the benefits of healthy living relate to your body and mind only, you’re missing out. It can boost your budget, too!

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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss, but hearing aids can be extremely costly. Does Medicare cover hearing aids or are there other ways to make them more affordable?

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Finding the Right Insurance Agent for You

When it comes time to find a Medicare plan, we recommend working with an insurance agent. But how do you find the agent for you?

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What is a Medicare Wellness Visit?

Most seniors haven’t heard of a Medicare wellness visits, appointments which can be extremely beneficial! Here’s the lowdown on them.

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Should I Review My Medicare Plan Each Year?

Today, we're exploring why you should review your plan each fall.

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Why Swimming is the Complete Workout

If you’re looking to get in shape, give swimming a try. Not only is it fun, it’s a full-body workout that’s perfect for seniors. Here’s how!

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The Importance of a Good Breakfast

Breakfast has often been called the most important meal of the day. We looked into this claim and discovered why this meal is so good for your health.

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Trick-or-Treating Without Overeating

It’s very easy to overeat candy during Halloween. People are literally giving sweets away! Here’s how you can reject the temptations this year.

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The Shocking Health Benefits of Horror Films

Horror movies have long been cult favorites. Have you ever considered that scary experiences can tap into your biochemistry in ways you wouldn’t expect?

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Best Spooky Spots for Seniors this Halloween

Halloween is a great time to watch your favorite horror movies or visit a haunted house attraction. For the travelers out there, how about visiting a real haunted house?

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Fun Halloween Ways to Get Fit

Halloween is famous for trick-or-treating, candy, and tempting people to break diets. Here’s how you can stay fit while getting into the Halloween spirit.

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What is a Medicare MSA Plan?

Medicare Medical Savings Account plans can be flexible, affordable options for many seniors. What should you know about Medicare MSA plans?

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What Can I Do During the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is open each year from October 15 to December 7. What options are available to you during this window?

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Can I Prevent My Vertigo?

Vertigo is more than a Hitchcock film. It’s a debilitating condition that can leave you nauseous and bedridden. Why does it happen and can you stop it?

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The Benefits of Cooking for Yourself

Cooking at home is a dying art form. With studies showing the many benefits of learning to cook, it’s become clear that we need to change this trend. What are those benefits? Well…

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Can I Work and Have Medicare?

If you have a group health plan, you can enroll in Medicare when you qualify for it. But, when should you delay Medicare, and how do you avoid a penalty?

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Should I Enroll in Medicare When I’m First Eligible?

A late-enrollment premium penalty for a Medicare plan can come as a shock. That’s why it’s important to understand what causes them and how you can avoid them.

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6 Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Vacations are your chance to relax and enjoy yourself. That isn’t always the case, with vacation stress a common pitfall. With these tips, you’ll be able to just enjoy!

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5 Great Vacations for Seniors

Summer is here, and with it, vacation time. For many Americans, that means heading to the beach. If you’re looking for something different, check out these unforgettable vacations!

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Planning Ahead: Great for Your Diet and Wallet

With how busy our lives are, it can be tough to justify planning your meals each week, but it’s worth trying.

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Am I Eligible for Medicare?

Medicare is an expansive health care option, but one that’s not available for everyone. How do you know if you’re eligible to enroll? We can help with that!

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What are Medicare Supplements?

Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap, help pay for costs not covered by Original Medicare. Each plan is offered by private insurers, has the same minimum set of benefits, and varies in premium cost.

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What is Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D is a prescription drug coverage plan offered by federally-approved private insurers.

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The History of Medicare

Medicare is one of the most influential and popular social service programs in American history. It took decades of attempts and the hard work of several presidents to get a national insurance program. Here's how it happened.

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What are the Parts of Medicare?

Medicare can seem very intimidating, but understanding it is very important. Here we detail a quick breakdown of the major parts.

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Just like you, your health is one of a kind. What works for one person may not for another, so the information in these articles should not take the place of an expert opinion. Before making significant lifestyle or diet changes, please consult your primary care physician or nutritionist. Your doctor will know your own health best.

Medicareful Living: For a Healthy, Full Life

Medicareful Living focuses on not just managing your health, but improving your life. This is possible when you find the right Medicare option for you and your family.