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When Does Medicare Coverage Start?

When Does Medicare Coverage Start?

While there are some instances where Medicare coverage can start earlier, the majority of Americans become eligible at age 65. Medicare enrollment starts with your Initial Enrollment Period, or IEP. This is the seven-month period around your 65th birthday. You can start the enrollment process three months before you turn 65. Example: If your birthday…

Does Medicare cover the COVID-19 vaccine?

Does Medicare cover the COVID-19 vaccine?

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, the questions on everyone’s minds are, “How can I get one?” and “How much will it cost?” For Medicare beneficiaries, many of whom are considered to be at greater risk for serious illness when exposed to the virus, quick access to the vaccine is key. You’ll be happy…

Diabetes: Finding an insurance plan

What does Medicare cover for Diabetics?

Diabetes is one of the largest health risks for Americans, affecting more than 10% of the country’s population. According to the CDC, 25% of adults 65 and older have diabetes, which means that coverage for insulin and diabetic testing supplies is a top consideration for many adults shopping for Medicare. Expenses can be covered by…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to education about the most common type of cancer found in women. Women over age 60 represent nearly half of new breast cancer cases, with an additional 20% of cases affecting women over the age of 70. Medicare now covers certain preventative screenings like mammograms, which…

Seven questions to ask before Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

Seven questions to ask before Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

United Medicare Advisors helps you compare Medicare Supplement Insurance plans over 20 carriers to find benefits that work for your needs and budget. Our team of Licensed Insurance Advisors, along with our numerous online resources are your personal Medicare resource to help explain everything. Our goal is to be your trusted Medicare guide through every…

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A Look at Men’s Health Over 65

Strategies for Men over 65 to understand health risks and stay healthy Numerous studies have shown that men avoid visiting their doctor and often ignore health issues. As we age these seemingly small issues that were previously overlooked start taking a toll. Understanding how aging affects your body can offer simple solutions to maintaining your…

Recognizing and Dealing with Stress for Adults 65+

Recognizing and Dealing with Stress for Adults 65+

Stress is fact of life. At some point, we all experience challenges. And while experience can help us be better prepared when a difficult situation arises — our ability to respond and recover have some surprising connections to our age. How stress affects the body A strong emotional response is just one of the ways…

How to Protect Yourself from Airborne Viruses

How to Protect Yourself from Airborne Viruses

As we age, our immune systems have a harder time recognizing and mobilizing against viruses. This is especially true for adults over 50. In fact, more than half the people hospitalized for influenza-related illnesses are 65 and older. While nothing can guarantee we won’t get sick, there are some simple strategies for reducing our chances…

Will Medicare Cover My Dental, Vision, and Hearing Needs?

Will Medicare Cover My Dental, Vision, and Hearing Needs?

Original Medicare Does Not Cover Basic Services for Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Did you know that Original Medicare doesn’t include routine dental, vision, or hearing care? Just as some employers ask employees to elect dental or vision coverage as a separate line item, Original Medicare works in a similar way. If you’ve ever awoken to…

3 recommended immunizations for seniors

3 recommended immunizations for seniors

As we age, our bodies are less able to protect themselves against common diseases, such as the flu or shingles. As part of National Immunization Awareness Month (and as we close in on flu season), our health care experts researched what immunizations seniors should get, based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and…