Medicare plans change every year. They can change how much they cost, what they cover, and which doctors and pharmacies you can use. It's important to look at your Medicare health and drug coverage and decide if you want to make any changes. ... READ MORE
Whether you are approaching Medicare or already have Medicare, you might be wondering what is the difference between “Original Medicare,” and “Medicare Advantage Plans”?
To begin, think of Original Medicare (parts A & B) as a-la-carte, ... READ MORE
It's that time of year-the peanut butter challenge
Each October, extension offices across the state try to outcompete one another to collect the most jars of Peanut Butter. Each year the challenge gets better. The challenge gets bigger. The ... READ MORE
Open Enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins October 15 and ends December 7. This is the perfect time to review how you want your healthcare and drug coverage. Go to Medicare.gov to review your choices. Available Medicare Advantage ... READ MORE
Every year the Federal government makes changes to Original Medicare cost-sharing deductibles and premiums.
For 2022, the standard Medicare Part B premium will be $170.10 a month. This is an increase of nearly $22 a month over the standard ... READ MORE
The holiday season is a time of celebration and sharing meals with family and friends. During holiday get-togethers, snacks and meals are frequently left out throughout the gathering. When food is sitting at room temperature for more than two ... READ MORE
The CDC has developed guidelines to help navigate Halloween, providing ideas to make Halloween activities more creative, and reducing the risk for getting COVID. So, classic door to door trick-or-treating and large in door costume parties are ... READ MORE
In the United States, 30.3 million people have diabetes, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). According to the CDC, 8.9% (7,639 individuals) of adults in Nassau County have diabetes. A key ... READ MORE
Diabetes touches almost every part of your life. It’s a serious, lifelong condition, but there’s a lot you can do to protect your health. You can take charge of your health—not only for today but for the coming years.
Take Charge of ... READ MORE
Medicare Recipients Be Aware!
A new scam has emerged as a result of COVID-19. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, ... READ MORE