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3 Ways to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment

From October 15 through December 7, people with Medicare can join, switch, or drop Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D drug plans.

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Senior Medicare Patrol Warns of COVID-19 Fraud

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has been receiving complaints of unsolicited callers using the fear and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on Medicare beneficiaries. Protect yourself from these scams by knowing what to look for and how to verify that something is real.

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Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the challenges many people may face during the coronavirus pandemic is access to needed prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our tips below offer advice for how to get your medications, as well as find help affording them.

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Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

Telemedicine—consulting with healthcare professionals via video—is a new reality. The federal government has temporarily expanded telemedicine services for Medicare beneficiaries to cover these virtual visits.

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How Aging Services Professionals are Adapting to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Judith Bendersky, the Field Supervisor at the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, answered questions about what she and her staff have experienced over the past two months serving some of the first communities to struggle with COVID-19 infections.

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Women’s History Month Reminds Us Things Have Gotten Better

Women’s History Month is a chance to remember major milestones that made aging well easier for women. Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased significantly due to improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical technology including improved treatments and better medications for heart disease, stroke, infectious diseases, and certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancers.

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How to Choose a Medicare Plan During the Open Enrollment Period

Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but difficult decision. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), use the 4Cs of Medicare – Coverage, Cost, Convenience, and Customer Service – to assess the quality of your current plan and, if needed, find a new one that better fits your needs.

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