Results for Medicare
  • Let’s Explain Your Medicare Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

    March 14, 2019
    In this video, we’ll discuss what an Explanation of Benefits is (sometimes also known as an “EOB”) and why it’s important. We’ll also talk about when you will receive an Explanation of Benefits, and how to read it. Lastly, we’ll explain what to...
  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    March 13, 2019
    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small – as in small changes that can lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because old habits don't simply go away. As the saying goes, you start to move th...
  • Staying In-Network is Important

    March 12, 2019
    You want to take care of yourself. And when you need health care services to do that, you have a whole network to help. Your health plan gives you access to many kinds of health care providers like doctors, therapists, ...
  • Are you caring for your colon?

    March 12, 2019
    Colonoscopies can help detect colon cancer in its early stages.
  • Calendars Fill Quickly, Schedule Your Mammogram Early

    February 11, 2019
    Medicare Advantage Ladies, here’s how to prepare for this year’s mammogram and when you’ll see results – and rewards!
  • Pneumonia: A Lung Infection That Could Also Affect Heart Health

    December 19, 2018
    Even though pneumonia is a lung infection, it may also put you at risk of developing serious heart problems. And the raised heart risks may last for years after recovering. Being in the hospital with severe pneumonia raises the chance for heart attac...
  • Balancing Opioid Use and Abuse

    December 17, 2018
    America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with tens of thousands of people dying each year from overdoses. While deaths from opioid overdose have affected men ages 25-44 the most, the painkiller addiction problem extends well beyond that age...
  • Hearing and Falls

    October 15, 2018
    Hearing loss can cause lots of day-to-day challenges. You may think about trouble hearing people around the dinner table or in a busy restaurant. Or you may worry about not hearing the phone or doorbell. But hearing loss is more than an inconvenience...
  • Medicare Questions

    October 14, 2018
    If you have questions about Medicare, you’re in good company. It can be confusing. There are a lot of choices and a lot of rules for the government health plan for U.S. citizens age 65 and older. It also covers some younger people with certain ....
  • Before the Fall: Take these Steps to Stay Safe

    October 13, 2018
    Remember that saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? It may not apply to everything, but when it comes to avoiding a fall, a little prevention goes a long way. Each year, one in four people over age 65 ...
  • Maximize Your Medicare

    October 12, 2018
    Make sure you’re getting the most from your plan by reviewing your coverage each year. To help you understand any changes to your plan and your benefits, you have access to two documents – Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage....
  • 10 Reasons to Get Up and Get Active Today!

    September 11, 2018
    You’ll get an instant energy boost. When you’re feeling drained, no one can blame you for wanting to curl up on the couch to read or watch something on TV. But, odd though it might seem, that’s when you should get up and move. Exer...
  • BCBSIL Members May Attend Health Education Classes

    May 29, 2018
    Staying healthy is important! That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is working with select local pharmacies to provide in-store diabetes and asthma/COPD classes to our members at no cost. The classes are led by a phar...
  • Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

    May 14, 2018
    For older adults with diabetes , loss of vision is a serious problem. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to increasingly blurry vision, even to blindness. The good news is that with timely treatment, careful control of blood sugar levels and regular...
  • Stay Active and Healthy with Workout to Go

    January 24, 2018
    Do you want to start exercising? Are you looking for a new workout routine? We’ve got just the tools for you! The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a handy Workout to Go brochure that you can download and use at home or on-the-...