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Age in place: Prevent in-home falls

Age in place: Prevent in-home falls

According to LongTermCare.gov, average costs for long-term care is growing; for a semi-private room in a nursing home, seniors and their families should expect to pay an average of $6,844 per month. For a private room, that number jumps to $7,698. To mitigate these high costs, many seniors choose the option to age-in-place. Aging in…

Top travel tips for seniors

Top travel tips for seniors

Whether it’s a bucket-list trip to visit the Eiffel Tower or a cross-country road trip to see family, seniors are traveling more than any generation before them. But unfortunately, like many others across the nation—51 percent of seniors find booking travel to be difficult and oftentimes overwhelming. Below are our top tips to make reserving…

Medicare's Extra Help Program

Medicare’s Extra Help Program

Basic health care is the right of all Americans. Those who cannot afford to pay for their health care may qualify for a low-income subsidy under the Medicare Extra Help program. Read on to understand more about this subsidy and its qualification requirements. What is the Medicare low-income subsidy? The Medicare Low-Income Subsidy helps Medicare…

Starting Medicare

Starting Medicare: 4 common situations and how to navigate them

I don’t know where to begin. Transitioning to Medicare can feel absolutely overwhelming. That’s why you need a great partner who can help you before and after you enroll. United Medicare Advisors (UMA) has a library of great Medicare resources available online, but we’re also a team of real people who can help you find…

When is the next time to change Medicare?

Medicare while working past age 65

Enrolling in Medicare is an important milestone in your life. To gain the maximum benefits from your health care, however, you have to sign up at the right time. If you’re considering getting Medicare before you stop working, make sure you understand the impact this decision could have on your health care options as well…

The growth of Medicare fraud and abuse

The growth of Medicare fraud and abuse

While the majority of American individuals and businesses are honest, Medicare fraud and abuse is on the rise. Learn more about this growing epidemic of health care system abuse and its affect on honest Medicare users. How Does Medicare Fraud and Abuse Occur? Medicare fraud involves a range of dishonest practices that include making or…

Medicare & VA benefits: how they work together

Medicare & VA benefits:how they work together

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and Medicare are two separate medical coverage programs. If you served in the military, you might have access to VA benefits and Medicare. How do the two types of coverage work together? When You Use a VA Hospital If you get medical care at a VA hospital, your VA…

Do Medicare supplement plans automatically renew

What happens if you don’t renew a plan?

Whether you deal with a chronic condition and you have significant medical expenses or you simply want to ensure that your future needs are met at the lowest possible cost, you need the peace of mind that Medicare provides. But what happens if you forget to renew your plan? Do Medicare supplement plans automatically renew?…