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Feb 20, 2014

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How to Read Your Medicare Part D Drug Formulary

Understanding your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan formulary can save you money and prevent frustrating delays in getting you the drugs you need.

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Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'

Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests.

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Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Healthy sleep patterns have a lot to do with how you live your life while you’re awake. See what methods healthy sleepers regularly practice.

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Morning Drinks to Keep You Going All Day

Here are some ideas for morning beverages that will give you energy and keep your body cleaner than something with a great deal of sugar.

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Why doesn't my premium drop with fewer medicines?

At the beginning of this new drug plan year, my husband and I are taking fewer medicines than last plan year. (Our doctors have eliminated some drugs.) Why wouldn’t our premium go down?

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Insulin and the Donut Hole: Lifesaving Drug Often Spikes Medicare Patients' Share of Costs

The high costs associated with insulin send many Medicare patients with diabetes into the dreaded Part D “donut hole,” where they pay a greater share of the lifesaving drugs’ costs. Understand how you can plan for this expense so it’s not a devastating financial surprise.

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Four Ways Diabetics Can Avoid Foot Problems

Diabetics are more prone to medical issues caused by nerve damage and reduced blood flow to the lower body. Fortunately, there are proven ways to help avoid major issues.

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Medicare Refusing to Cover Physical Therapy, Skilled Care for 'Failure to Improve'

Have you been told that Medicare won’t pay for your physical therapy or skilled care because you’re failing to improve? 

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The Truth About Diet Soda

A 10-year study shows that people who drink two or more diet sodas per day have 70% more belly fat than those who abstained from the beverage.

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What's a Transition Refill?

Changing prescription drug plans during open enrollment can lead to surprises when making your first trip to the pharmacy counter in the the new year. But don’t fret. Medicare requires that you get a transition refill.

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4 Things to Know About the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

Welcome to the annual Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. Learn what this is and four important things to know before disenrolling.

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Three Tips for a Happy Retirement

Your quality of life in retirement depends on your decisions today. Will your golden years be delightful or disastrous?

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Medicare Part B Rates to Increase in 2017

The government announced that Medicare premiums will go up in 2017, just as time’s almost up to review your coverage for next year. How much more will you pay each month?

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Beware the Snacks

If you’re a calorie counter, there could be an unseen enemy lurking in your pantry.

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Does Medicare Cover the Flu Shot?

Fall marks the kickoff to flu season. Understand what Medicare covers with the influenza shot as well as other immunizations.

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Blue Cross Med Supp Rates to Increase in Michigan

This year’s Medicare Open Enrollment Period is especially important for about 200,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan customers, because the insurer is raising rates — for some, by more than double their current amounts.

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Walking Makes You Healthier And Happier

Finding time to walk every day will benefit you greatly. But, if you need a bit more convincing, consider the reasons why walking should be taken seriously.

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A Video Reminder to Review Your Medicare Plans

Medicare’s open enrollment runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is when you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage for the coming year.

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Tiny Ways You Waste Big Money

That daily latte might not be so bad. To save money, ruthlessly eliminate the things you don’t need, but keep things that bring joy.

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A Medicare Surprise You Might Not Want

Some seniors are getting switched with little warning into Medicare Advantage. 

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