Do You Need a Referral With a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’ve had private health insurance, you’ve probably had to get referrals before seeing certain doctors. These referrals are pre-approvals that you need to get from your primary care physician before seeing a specialist within the same network; we often associate them with certain types of private insurance plans. But now that you’re on Medicare,…

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Men & Medicare: 3 Health Screenings Every Man Should Have

As you get older, your health can change, and you might find yourself dealing with new medical issues. Fortunately, if you’re 65 or older,  Medicare will take care of you. But Medicare isn’t only there to help you manage your conditions, you can - and should - also use it to get the screenings you…

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Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat in the Elderly

As you age, you’ll find that your immune system is not as strong as it used to be, meaning you might get sick more often. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of the illnesses that you might be more susceptible to can help you take the proper measures to get better as quickly as possible. For…

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Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

As you age, your teeth might require more care, and you might even lose some or all of your teeth. In fact, one in five adults 65 and older have lost all of their teeth, which can take a major toll on their overall health. Dental implants can help, but they can be quite expensive.…

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Ready To Travel? Make Sure You’re Insured!

Now that travel restrictions are finally being lifted, and people are getting back to traveling, you might be thinking that it’s time for you to get back out there, too. But before you do, you should check a few things off of your list: along with grabbing your passport, vaccination card, and itinerary, you need…

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Does Medicare Cover Nutrition Counseling?

Most of us know how important nutrition is to our overall health, but unfortunately, we don’t always eat the way we should. Instead of planning and eating healthy meals, we often grab something quick. or something that tastes delicious, but lacking in nutritional value. But as you age, focusing on nutrition becomes especially vital, because…

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Don’t Leave Money On The Table, Compare Medicare Supplement Plan Prices Today With EZ

It’s no secret that Medicare is great, but still doesn’t cover all of the costs of the medical services you receive. This is why a Medicare Supplement Plan comes in handy; one of these plans will pick up the rest of the costs that Medicare does not cover. And these plans are 100% worry-free: all…

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What to Look for in a Medicare Healthcare Provider

Medicare provides great coverage for a lot of necessary medical services; one of the other great things about it is that it also covers most doctors. The question, then, is how to choose a Medicare provider who is right for you. Whether you are new to Medicare and need a doctor, or are looking to…

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Medicare Reimbursement: How It Works

If you’re on Medicare, you know by now that Medicare doesn’t cover everything. You have to meet your deductibles each year, and pay your copays and coinsurance for your doctor visits. There are also some doctors who will charge more than the Medicare-approved amount for services, meaning you’ll have to pay more out-of-pocket to see…

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Medicare Will Now Cover Aduhelm Only for Those Enrolled in Clinical Trials

Last year, there was new hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease when a new drug, Aduhelm, was approved for use to combat the disease. But now Medicare officials have announced their final decision to cover this drug only for people who receive it as participants in a clinical trial. This is good and bad…

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Medicare & Fibromyalgia

Around 4 million people in the U.S. are living with fibromyalgia, a medical condition that causes musculoskeletal pain throughout the body. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you might be wondering what kind of treatments are out there for you, and if Medicare will cover these treatments. Let’s take a look at this condition, since the…

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Does Medicare Cover Heart Transplants?

Heart transplants patients are getting older: 1 in 50 people who receive a heart transplant are aged 70 or older. And while heart transplants sound scary, recent studies show that survival rates continue to improve despite an increase in older and higher-risk heart transplant recipients. In fact, approximately 85 to 90% of heart transplant patients…

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Recognizing The Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Have you been finding yourself forgetting the small stuff lately, or maybe sometimes even forgetting the big stuff? Maybe you can’t remember where you put your keys, or what you walked into a room for - hey,  it happens to the best of us! It’s normal to have bouts of forgetfulness as you age, but…

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How Your 2021 Tax Return Will Affect Your Future Medicare Premiums

Tax season is almost over, so as you’re getting everything squared away, you might also want to think about how your taxes will affect your Medicare premiums in the coming years. In fact, you should know that how you file your taxes this year can determine your premiums for 2023 and beyond, and if you’re…

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Almost Done With Your Medicare “Trial Right”? Want A Different Plan? EZ Can Help

Making the switch from private health insurance to Medicare can be confusing, and even a bit anxiety-inducing. Sure, Medicare is great, but it’s not always easy to navigate if you’re not used to it. There are a lot of little things that people are unaware of when they enroll in Medicare and purchase a Medicare…

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What’s the Difference Between a Preferred and Standard Pharmacy?

When you transition to Medicare from private insurance, figuring out how much your prescriptions will cost with your new healthcare plan might feel confusing, or even overwhelming. But there are ways to navigate this new world: one of the first, and most important things you’ll need to know when purchasing your prescriptions, is whether the…

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How You Can Manage Sarcoidosis

This National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, we want to shed light on this little-understood inflammatory disease. Sarcoidosis remains difficult to diagnose, with limited treatment options and no known cure. It most commonly affects the lungs and lymph glands, and eventually, the inflammation will change the normal structure and possibly the function of all of the affected…

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Does Medicare Cover Occupational Therapy?

As you get older, you might find that it takes a little longer to heal from an injury or recover from an illness and get back on your feet. This is especially true if your injury or illness was so bad that it required you to be hospitalized: in this case, you could need extra…

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