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What happened to Medigap Plan J?

What happened to Medigap Plan J?

Medicare Supplement Plan J was once one of the most popular choices for beneficiaries seeking a high level of coverage. It was, in fact, the highest level of coverage you could get with a Medicare Supplement plan. Unfortunately, Medigap Plan J is no longer available. So, what happened? Why was was Medigap Plan J removed?…

National Insurance Awareness Day

National Insurance Awareness Day

One of our favorite holidays of the year is here: National Insurance Awareness Day! We’re sure you’re already aware of insurance, but we want to help you understand insurance better — specifically health insurance. Because health insurance in the U.S. is largely tied to employers, many people go their entire lives without ever truly shopping…

What happens if you don’t renew a Medicare plan?

What happens if you don’t renew a Medicare plan?

Whether you deal with a chronic condition or you simply want to make sure your health needs are covered at the lowest cost, you need the peace of mind that Medicare provides. But what happens if you forget to renew a medicare plan? Find out how to choose a Medicare plan that meets your needs…

Men's Health Week

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week

Each year, the week leading up to Fathers’ Day marks National Men’s Health Week. So let’s talk about men’s health and how you can keep it in focus not just this week, but every week! Men’s health is so much more than a yearly physical and the occasional trip to the gym. In fact, there…

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

Calling all green thumbs! June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day. This fun holiday celebrates the labor of love we give to our plants. Gardening is an enjoyable, relaxing, even creative outlet for many people. But it’s hard work! Many gardens require hours of manual labor tilling, digging, planting, weeding, trimming, watering, and picking. Not…

Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

A lot can be said about our ears. These amazing organs are a key part of our lives: they allow us to easily communicate, can alert us to danger, and even bring us joy. Anyone lucky enough to have hearing should do everything they can to preserve it. Understanding Hearing Loss There are 3 kinds…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday of May. Advocated by multiple organizations, this holiday encourages older Americans to start and keep healthy habits. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated in over 1200 locations across the country, including senior centers, recreation centers, health clubs, retirement communities,…

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

May 21 is Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day! These power foods are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibers. It’s recommended that older adults eat 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that only 1 in 10…

mental health

The importance of being your own mental health advocate

According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of people over 55 suffer from some type of mental health concern. As health care professionals increasingly take a holistic approach to health, mental health should be as prioritized as physical health. That’s why the Mental Health Foundation started National Mental Health Awareness Week. Celebrated in…

Symptoms of Melanoma

Understand the Symptoms of Melanoma

A holiday called “Melanoma Monday” might not sound like a ton of fun, but it might just save your life! Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it affects 1 in every 50 Americans. The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday on the first Monday of every May to encourage melanoma prevention.…