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Medication non-adherence: Tips to stay on schedule

Medication non-adherence: Tips to stay on schedule

Sticking to a regular medication schedule is difficult for everyone. Busy schedules and changing routines make it easy to skip these seemingly minor tasks. But for people with serious conditions, including recovering from an injury or managing a chronic illness, maintaining that schedule is critical. When a patient takes less than 80% of their prescribed…

The Switch: Shopping trends in Medicare’s AEP

The Switch: Shopping trends in Medicare’s AEP

As your trusted Medicare advisors, we stay up to date with trends to give you reliable information and provide clear guidance through Medicare. Using recent Deft Research data on Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, Lauren Guinta, vice president of sales at UMA, found some noteworthy trends regarding the current state of senior health. She highlights some…

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…

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?…