• Calendars Fill Quickly, Schedule Your Mammogram Early

    June 23, 2021
    Do you book your doctors’ appointments in advance? A little advance planning now helps you keep up with important health checks that could save your life one day. Case in point: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scheduling your m...
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  • Before the Fall: Take these Steps to Stay Safe

    May 14, 2021
    You’ve heard the old 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 &nbsp...
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  • Balancing Opioid Use and Abuse

    May 12, 2021
    On Oct. 26, 2017, the opioid crisis was declared a national “public health emergency.” Since the alarm was sounded, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports opioid addiction, overdose and deaths are still on the rise i...
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  • 10 Reasons to Get Up and Get Active Today

    May 10, 2021
    Long hours in front of a computer monitor or television screen isn’t the best thing for your mind or body. Lace up your tennis shoes and get a move on! Just 150 minutes of physical activity each week makes a big difference. Mix it up. Do someth...
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  • Eat Your Fruits and Veggies for Better Health – and Mood

    Many people know that eating fresh fruit and veggies each day is good for your physical health. It turns out eating plenty of them may also make you happier. In one British study , adu...
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  • Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

    For older adults with diabetes , loss of vision is a serious problem. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blurry vision, even to blindness. Fortunately, with timely treatment, careful control of blood sugar and regular follow-ups, vision loss from...
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  • Survey Says...

    April 13, 2021
    As a Medicare Advantage beneficiary, you may be selected to participate in the Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). The survey is conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on an annual basis and has the purpose of gathering information relate...
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  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression

    April 9, 2021
    We all deal with feelings of sadness from time to time. Grief over the loss of a loved one. A painful breakup. Struggles with health issues. They are just a few of the events that can affect us emotionally and physically. So, what is the difference...
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  • The Science of Happy: You Don't Have to Be Born That Way

    April 7, 2021
    We see pictures of happy people on social media. We watch videos of crazy cat antics that make us laugh. We read and share inspirational quotes. It makes us wonder: Are some people just born happier than others? Researchers looki...
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  • Be Mindful of Your Lung Health

    March 31, 2021
    Breath is life. Anyone who has ever had trouble breathing knows how frightening the experience can be. Sometimes people think breathing issues are just part of growing older. A nagging cough or slight wheeze could just be caused by a cold, but it...
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  • New To Medicare

    December 18, 2019
    There are certain times you can sign up for Original Medicare. Since it covers most but not all health care costs, look into a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan or a Medicare Advantage plan to help cover your share of costs.
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  • AEP Is Around the Corner

    October 24, 2019
    October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, when members can determine whether their plan will continue to meet their needs the following year. If so, coverage continues. If unsure, members should refer to their Annual...
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  • Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    October 24, 2019
    The video spotlights Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Plans and inspires members to use its many benefits and services, including help to set up medical appointments and to find specialists, prescription drug coverage, zero-dollar preventive...
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  • Understanding Your Evidence of Coverage

    September 13, 2019
    In this video, we’ll discuss what an Explanation of Coverage is (sometimes also known as an “EOC”) and why it’s important. We’ll also talk about when you will receive an Explanation of Coverage, and how to read it.
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  • Making Sense of MACRA.

    September 13, 2019
    In this video, we’ll discuss the Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act, or “MACRA”, a new law that made changes to Medicare Supplement Insurance plans which will only affect persons newly eligible for Medicare after December 31, 2019.
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