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  • Are you using your new Medicare card?

    January 16, 2019

    Are you using your new Medicare card? You should have received your new Medicare card in the mail by now. If you have your new Medicare card, start using it right away!  Also remember to destroy your old Medicare card so no one can get your personal information. If you’re still waiting on your new card, here’s what to do next: Look

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  • Take action to prevent vision loss

    January 10, 2019

    Take action to prevent vision loss More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness. Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may still have glaucoma even if you don’t have any trouble seeing or feel any pain. If you find and

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  • Find cervical cancer early—get screened

    January 08, 2019

    Find cervical cancer early—get screened All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but did you know it occurs most often in women over 30? Over 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. When cervical cancer is found early, it’s highly treatable. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to

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  • Stop the flu in its tracks

    December 04, 2018

    Stop the flu in its tracks Flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. Flu viruses change each year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu season when you get it by doctors or other health care providers (like

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out

    December 02, 2018

    Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage, but did you know you can get help online? Visit

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  • Rock the red ribbon—Support World AIDS Day

    November 29, 2018

    Rock the red ribbon—Support World AIDS Day Did you know that nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. each year? Of the 1.1 million people currently living with HIV in the U.S., 1 in 7 don’t even know they have it. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with Medicare 15-65 years old who ask for the test, people

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  • Having an outpatient procedure? You may have options.

    November 27, 2018

    Having an outpatient procedure? You may have options. Do you need an outpatient procedure? Your doctor might perform the procedure at more than one facility and offer you a choice. The new Procedure Price Lookup at Medicare.gov can help you compare costs, if you have a choice between having your procedure at a hospital outpatient

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