Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog. Many people could be saving money on premiums and prescriptions, and don’t even know it. Recently, a 90-year-old woman in Oklahoma came to her local State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP) because she was unable to pay for her prescriptions and her Medicare Part D premium.A counselor at the SHIP helped… Read More

Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog. Medicare fraud affects everyone. You can team up with Medicare to help. Our Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers are teaching people like you to spot, report, and stop fraud, and protect themselves from identity theft. Here are some things you can do: Guard your Medicare and Social Security numbers. Treat them like… Read More

Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog. By Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Each day, you make decisions about your finances, health, privacy and more. It’s important to protect yourself and make the best choices for you, especially when it comes to your Medicare. During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW),… Read More

Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog. Did you know colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women?? If everyone 50 or older got screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. In most cases, colorectal cancer develops from… Read More