October 20th is National Mammography Day. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection.
A mammogram can often times detect a problem before there are any outward physical signs of the disease.
Did you know that the 4th leading cause of death is due to an Adverse Drug Reaction?
We were shocked when we came across this important information!
Generally the news focuses on the top 3 causes of death which are Heart Attack, Cancer and Stroke.
You might be surprised to learn that Adverse Drug Reactions are the cause of at least 125,000 deaths every year, and also account for over 2 million hospitalizations yearly. Many of those hospitalized will suffer from lifelong health issues.
Why is this? It’s due to taking a medication, or combinations of medications, that do not suit their Genetic profile.
I’m sure you have been hearing your whole life about how important it is to eat well.
A very familiar piece of advice seems to be to eat more fruits and veggies, and to cut down on food that are high in fats, sugars and carbohydrates.
If it were so easy to do, it wouldn’t still be such common advice.
Have you ever experienced a moment where you walked into the room only to draw a blank as to why you went in there in the first place?
Do you sometimes forget where you have set your keys?
Or how about forgetting something someone just told you several minutes before?
It is so frustrating, right?
Attention to Date: In 2020 Medicare beneficiaries who don’t already have what’s known as Medigap Plan C or Plan F insurance will not be able to purchase it because the federal government will be closing those plans to new enrollments.
If you are age 65 now, or will reach age 65 between now and January 1st, 2020, you can still sign up if you qualify because you will be in your Open Enrollment Period or if the insurance company admits you.
With the start of Annual Election Period less than <#> days away, (October 15th to December 7th) many Medicare Beneficiaries around the country will be signing up for Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement insurance plans.
This time is a prime opportunity for identity thieves and hackers to attempt to take advantage of seniors who may provide personal information more freely as they shop for insurance plans.
During this time we suggest that our readers take some steps to safeguard themselves against theft and hacking, and be wary of people and situations that make them feel uncomfortable.
CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes - Deadline extended to December 31st. As a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make available special enrollment periods for all Medicare beneficiaries and certain individuals seeking health plans offered through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange.
-Michael and Melinda Wilhelm, Co-Founders of TSS
For over 13 years Trusted Senior Specialists has prided themselves on being a dependable resource for Medicare beneficiaries.
Whether you are just starting out on your Medicare journey, or are looking to make changes during the Annual Enrollment Period or because of a life altering circumstance we are here to help.
When Annual Election Period starts for Medicare beneficiaries on October 15th it is important that you know that there could be some changes being made to your current plan for the upcoming year.
A thorough understanding of how your plan works and any new developments to it can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.