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Do You Automatically Get Medicare With Social Security?

Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older. People with disabilities and permanent kidney failure may also qualify for Medicare. However, you need to check with Social Security if you are eligible to enroll in Medicare. You can get your Medicare coverage in two ways: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and Medicare Advantage. …

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is just about to start. Now is the time to take a good look at your current Medicare Plan and the upcoming changes to make sure it will still fit your lifestyle and needs. On October 1, all Medicare Advantage carriers released their new and updated plan information that take …

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COVID-19: Mental Health and Substance Use

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent, up …

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COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among U.S. seniors

COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year. The drop-off in severe cases among people age 65 and older is so dramatic that the hospitalization rate among this highly vaccinated group is now down to around the level of the next-youngest category, Americans ages 50 to 64. That slide …

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Covid Vaccine Update

As more and more seniors are now qualifying to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, here are some important things to know: Medicare beneficiaries have no out-of-pocket costs for the COVID-19 vaccine. Medicare pays the full cost of the COVID-19 vaccine, and any associated administrative costs, for Medicare beneficiaries. Providers and pharmacies must bill Medicare directly for …

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