Living Well Blog

July 19, 2021
Medicare coverage for telemedicine visits is relatively new. Traditionally Medicare has paid for such visits in a limited way. But the coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, has changed all of that. Why? Many primary care physicians are using telemedicine appointments in lieu of traditional in-office… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 15, 2018
Fall Open Enrollment Period for Medicare kicks off October 15th. This is the time of year when current Medicare enrollees can select or change Medicare benefits. If you’re on a Medicare plan, evaluate your current plan to make sure the coverage and costs fit your needs. To help you, your Medicare… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 9, 2018
The number of Americans with a chronic condition continues to rise as the American population grays. About 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic condition and 60 percent have two, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Chronic conditions generally… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 13, 2017
THIS BLOG WAS REVIEWED AND UPDATED ON OCTOBER 1, 2019. If you’re a Medicare enrollee, October is your reenrollment month. Should you be considering a Medicare supplemental insurance? Medicare supplement insurance plans (or Medigap policies) are sold by commercial insurance companies to… See more
October 9, 2017
Medicare Supplement Benefits See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 10, 2017
Have you ever had a prescription claim denied by Medicare? It can be stressful and scary. You need your medicine – but it’s too expensive to pay for all of it out-of-pocket — which is why you have coverage to begin with. It can be frustrating too because the denial… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
September 12, 2016
If you’re on Medicare and take prescription drugs, this won’t surprise you: The costs of medications are rising fast. Up an estimated 12.6 percent in 2014, prescription drug costs are projected to rise by an average of 7.3 percent annually, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… See more
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