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Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coverage

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coverage: Understanding Your Options Mental health and substance abuse are crucial aspects of overall well-being, yet access to quality and affordable treatment can be a challenge. Fortunately, many health insurance plans now offer coverage for mental health and substance abuse services, thanks in part to parity laws that mandate equal…

Only 6 Days Left to Enroll for Medicare

Only 6 Days Left to Enroll for Medicare Don’t Miss Out on Your Coverage! If you’re eligible for Medicare, you have only 6 days left to enroll in Part B and Part D coverage. This is the final chance to enroll in these plans for 2024. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait…

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Cigma & Humana Merger

Cigma & Humana Merger Cigna and Humana are two of the largest health insurance companies in the United States. In December 2022, they announced plans to merge, creating a company with over 150 million members and $200 billion in annual revenue. The merger is expected to close in 2023, pending regulatory approval. Benefits of the…

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Medicare Must-Do Before the Holidays

Medicare Must-Do Before the Holidays The holidays are a time for family, friends, and good cheer. But they can also be a time of stress, especially for those on Medicare. With so many things to do, it can be easy to forget about your Medicare coverage. That’s why it’s important to take some time before…

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Group Medicare: An Alternative to Traditional Medicare

Group Medicare: An Alternative to Traditional Medicare Medicare is a health insurance program for people ages 65 and older, as well as people with certain disabilities. It is a federal program, but it is administered by private insurance companies. There are two main parts of Medicare: Part A: Hospital insurance Part B: Medical insurance Medicare also offers…

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Embracing the Holiday Spirit: Medicare Leave Of Absence

Embracing the Holiday Spirit: Medicare Leave Of Absence The holiday season is a time for cherished traditions, family gatherings, and creating lasting memories. For many older adults residing in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), the festive spirit can evoke a desire to participate in these heartwarming celebrations. Fortunately, Medicare, the federal health insurance program for individuals…

What is Medicare Creditable Coverage?

What is Medicare Creditable Coverage? Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, as well as people with certain disabilities. Medicare Part D is the prescription drug coverage part of Medicare. Medicare creditable coverage is prescription drug coverage that is expected to pay, on average, at least as much as…