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9 Health Hacks to Celebrate Men's Health Month

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM


June is Men’s Health Month and it is a perfect time for you to take the steps you need to live a healthy life!

This event is the perfect time to raise awareness to the preventable health problems that many men face. It is also serves as a great opportunity to encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Our personal health should always be top priority, but often times it takes a backseat when it comes to other issues in our lives.

If you are a man, now is the time to speak with your doctor about getting screened for both prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Screenings can find cancer early when treatment is most likely to be more effective. According to the CDC, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting 1 in every 11 men. If you are a man over age 50, are African American, or have a father/brother/son who has had prostate cancer, you are at the greatest risk.

Medicare covers a digital rectal exam and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test once every 12 months. Medicare also covers a variety of colorectal cancer screenings such as fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, and you pay nothing for most tests. If everyone  aged 50-75 got screened regularly, as much as 60% of deaths from these types of cancers could be avoided.

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Topics: preventative care, Health, Health Care, preventative services

What Are the differences between Medigap Plans F, G, and N?

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2017 9:32:34 AM

Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap plans, are a great option for those who are wanting a plan that will help pay for costs that Original Medicare does not cover. Medicare Supplements offer the basic benefits PLUS some additional benefits such as skilled nursing coinsurance, foreign travel, extended hospital stays. They also offer the freedom of choosing any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, so there are no network restrictions. The plans are standardized, meaning, each plan is identified with a letter designation and all plans with that letter will have identical benefits, regardless of the carrier. There are 10 plans available in every state, sold by various insurers, so premium may vary by carrier, but remember, benefits will be the same by letter.  Out of these ten Medigap policies there are three that are the most popular because of the benefits that they offer. We did a little breakdown of those 3 plans, F, G and N, below so you can do a little comparing for yourself.

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Topics: Medicare Supplement Plans, Medigap, Medicare Plan N, What is Original Medicare?, Medicare Plan F, Medicare Plan G

Active Shooting Awareness

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 An active shooter situation, a scenario that is quickly becoming our worst nightmare. With two active shooting events happening on the same day just this week it is raising awareness that incidents like this are becoming more commonplace. There has been little to no warning before many of these events have occurred, and a majority of victims are just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Topics: end of life, life insurance, life insurance coverage, active shooting

Social Security and Singledom: 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Married couples have more options when it comes to maximizing Social Security income payments and overall benefits than single people do. Those who are divorced may even have the option of collecting spousal benefits. However if you are single and have never been married it is important that you learn your social security filing options.

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Topics: retirement solutions, Retirement, Social Security

Medicare & Eye care: 5 Things Beneficiaries Should Know

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 13, 2017 12:02:00 PM


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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, vision care, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, eye care, vision health, vision insurance, Original Medicare

Fathers day bingo event at Fort Bend seniors

Posted by Teofi Gomez on Jun 13, 2017 12:00:00 AM

On Friday, June 16th, Trusted Senior Specialists' Marketing Department went to Fort Bend Seniors in Rosenburg, Texas to partake in their community outreach event. Over a hundred seniors were present with their family members to celebrate fathers day by playing bingo, raffling prizes and eating lunch at the center. We had the chance to mingle with some very interesting people and get some fathers day advice. 

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare Benefits

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Medicare provides crucial health benefits to the elderly and disabled who might otherwise be lost without the program. While all Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to the same core benefits, fits, not all plans are equal. Some plans offer additional benefits while some may have limits that affect the hows, when’s and where’s in which you receive care. Here we are going to share with you 4 ways in which you can help maximize your Medicare benefits.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, Medicare Enrollment, initial enrollment period

5 Core Benefits of Home Health Care

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Home healthcare offers a wide range of healthcare services that can be given in the home when someone is suffering from an illness or injury. Many people prefer to receive this kind of care in the comfort of their own homes as opposed to obtaining care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Home health care is generally less expensive, may be more convenient and just as effective as care received from a facility.

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Topics: Home Health, home care, Medicare Coverage, Home Health Care, what does medicare cover?

Important Social Security Changes Medicare Beneficiaries Should Know About

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Social Security is making the move to help improve online security of personal accounts. Your personal account at ssa.gov can be used to do things such as check benefits and manage direct deposits to bank accounts.

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Topics: Social Security, Identity Theft

The ABC's of Summer Skin Cancer Prevention

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is estimated that nearly 9,500 people a day are diagnosed with skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer rises as we age, likely because the older we are the more sun exposure we have endured in our lifetime.

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Topics: Medicare Part B, Health, Health Care, skin cancer, cancer prevention, summer