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  • Save lives—become a donor
    Right now, there are over 118,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donations. Registering as a donor means you can help save up to 8 lives through organ donation…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 5:01am -
  • This Valentine’s Day, give your heart the gift of love
    Although popular love songs might tell you otherwise, a broken heart can’t kill you—but heart disease can. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, taking about 610,000 lives each year—that’s…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 5:01am -
  • 3 tips for people in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program
    If you’re among the 7 million Americans enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program, providers aren’t allowed to bill you for medical services and items that Medicare covers. This means you can’t be billed for Medicare deductib…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • Keep an eye out for glaucoma
    Are you at a high risk of getting glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Fortunately, you can help prevent vision loss…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 5:01am -
  • Find cervical cancer early—get screened
    About 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. All women are at risk, but it occurs most often in women over 30. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to prevent. There are 2 screening tests to…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Jan 17, 5:01am -
  • Stop the flu before it starts
    Flu season is back, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Dec 16, 5:01am -
  • Wear your red ribbon for World AIDS Day
    Did you know that 50,000 people in the U.S. get HIV each year? Of the 1.2 million people currently living with HIV in the U.S., 1 in 8 don’t even know they have it. Medicare covers HIV screening for people with Medicare 15-65 years old who ask fo…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 5:01am -
  • Caregivers need help too
    Are you caring for an aged, seriously ill or disabled family member? If so, you’re one of about 44 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability, or frailty. Family caregivers provide an average of 20 hours of care pe…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 12:16pm -
  • Medicare Open Enrollment: time is running out
    “To do” lists are very helpful during this hectic time of year. If something important isn’t written down, it’s easy to forget. If you still haven’t crossed off “Compare Medicare coverage” from your “to do” list, time is running out…
    - 84 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 5:01am -
  • Prescription drug plan premiums: make it automatic
    We like when things are automatic. From smart phone reminders to automatic coffee makers—it’s nice when something’s done before we even need to think about doing it. Whether you’ve already picked a new plan for 2017, or decided to keep the pl…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 5:01am -