The Medicare open enrollment period for 2016 starts today, October 15th. This open enrollment period ends December 7th, so if you didn’t enroll in Medicare during the initial enrollment period or you want to make changes to your current plan, now is the time to do so. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling in Medicare.
The Medicare open enrollment period for 2016 is starting on October 15th and ends December 7th. These dates are important for those who didn’t enroll in Medicare during their initial enrollment period or for those who want to make changes to their current plan. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling in Medicare.
New to Medicare
If you are turning 65 and have worked for at least 10 years (during which time you paid Medicare taxes),
A new study has shown that people over 70 years old who started a moderate exercise program didn’t lower the odds of having a heart attack or stroke. Dr. Anne B. Newman, the lead author of the study and the director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Aging and Population health, had hoped to see a positive result for reduced heart disease since the study had shown to improve mobility.
Exercising is a very important aspect of staying healthy. It can help you to look and feel your best. Regular exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. It can also help reduce pain due to arthritis. Here are exercises you can do today.
Aerobic activity is helpful in lowing blood pressure and cholesterol levels,
Eating well is very important for people of all ages as it can affect how you feel, how much energy you have, and your thinking power. It’s never too late to change your diet and start eating healthy.
Why You Should Eat Healthy
Eating well has a lot of benefits. By changing your diet to a healthier one you can:
- Live Longer and Stronger
Eating a nutritious diet boosts your immunity helping to fight illness-causing toxins,
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) then medication is the best way to cope with it. But medication doesn’t always take care of all of the aspects of RA. Here are a 7 natural treatments to help you cope with the pain of RA.
Exercise is critical for anyone with rheumatoid arthritis.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States with almost 600,000 people dying of heart disease every year. Many people think that as you age, heart disease is inevitable, but that’s not true. Though heart disease risk does increase with age, the right lifestyle and healthy habits can help protect against heart disease.
Medicare provides health insurance to most older Americans, but there are still expenses that have to be paid out-of-pocket. Medicare has a complicated set of rules that can be difficult to understand. So here are some of the expenses you can expect with Medicare:
The standard Medicare Part B premium is $104.90 per month in 2016,
Traveling in the United States
If you are a Medicare beneficiary and you have Original Medicare (Part A & B) then you can travel anywhere within the United States and still be covered by Medicare as long as you use doctors and hospitals that accept Medicare. If you have Medicare Advantage (Part C) then you may have to pay more out of pocket for visiting an out of network provider.
Medigap, or the Medicare Supplemental plan, is extra health insurance that you can buy from a private company to pay health care costs that are not covered by Original Medicare (Parts A & B), such as co-payments, deductibles, and health insurance if you travel outside the U.S. Medigap policies do not cover long-term care such as stays in a nursing facility,