Health + Wellness

Recent articles, advice, and money-saving strategies

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.…

tobacco use & Medicare

4 Facts about tobacco use & Medicare

Do you use tobacco products? Though it’s only one check box in a line of health questions, your answer can greatly affect your Medicare Supplement premiums. Typically, carriers are looking at tobacco use in the 12 months prior to application for coverage. Please note that tobacco use does not affect the amounts you pay for…

National Vitamin C Day

National Vitamin C Day

April 4 is National Vitamin C Day! A special day designated to celebrate this incredible vitamin and encourage people to get more of it! Possible benefits of Vitamin C According to WebMD, science is still learning all the benefits of this powerful vitamin. So far, we’ve learned: Vitamin C helps us ward off colds and…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

Do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed out while trying to relax at home? It might be your clutter’s fault. Studies show that our mental health can be directly affected by the space around us. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your health and overall well-being, it’s time to tackle your Spring Cleaning.…

sleep affects your health

How sleep affects your health

There’s no question: sleep affects your health. You can feel it every day you don’t get enough sleep. But besides just feeling groggy for a day, a poor sleep schedule can have long-term effects on your physical and mental health. In order to highlight the importance of good sleep habits, the National Sleep Foundation created…

American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month! While your cardiovascular health is always important, this is a great reminder to evaluate your habits to stay happy and healthy! Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure), but only 25% actually take steps to keep it under control. Hypertension drastically increases your chances of…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from UMA

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our United Medicare Advisors clients! We are so thankful for you and proud to be your chosen Medicare resource this year and every year. Don’t forget, you get a complimentary Annual Policy Review every year to ensure your Medicare Supplement plan continues to be a good fit for…

Medicare Supplemental Dental Insurance

Medicare Supplemental Dental Insurance

Medicare alone does not cover dental care. Since oral health is vital to your overall well-being, you may want to consider buying supplemental dental insurance to help cover the costs. Dental costs can get out of hand quickly. You don’t want to be stuck paying out-of-pocket, especially if you need a procedure like a root…

Medicare Supplement Costs

Medicare Supplement Costs

Comparing the costs of Medicare Supplement plans Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap, helps reduce some of the costs and expenses of healthcare that would other-wise be paid out-of-pocket (like coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles). Before you decide if a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan is right for you, you should understand what they cost and what they…

Does Medicare Cover Prescriptions?

Does Medicare Cover Prescriptions?

Finding a health care plan that will cover your prescriptions is a key factor in preparing for retirement. Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) cover a wide variety of prescriptions, including drugs in certain protected classes, those that treat cancer, and those that treat HIV/AIDs. Each Part D plan has its own formulary, which provides…