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Hearing loss is a very common medical condition. What’s also common is that it unfortunately often goes untreated due to not recognizing the signs, not taking it seriously, and not wanting to admit it’s something you might now be facing.
While the initial price of hearing aids may feel overwhelming, it’s important to remember that they are ultimately an investment in your health and well-being. The great news is that when you choose Start Hearing, you’re choosing a partner who provides program benefits and discounts that help lower the cost for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
During the Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period—also known as AEP—you can evaluate your current Medicare coverage, making sure you have all the benefits you need. There are many unknowns when it comes to Medicare, but we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions about AEP for you below.
Six Mistakes to Avoid During Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
Wanting to make sure this year's Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period goes smoothly? Avoid these mistakes during Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period.
All recipients of Social Security disability benefits can also receive Medicare coverage two years after they are eligible for monthly disability benefits. Some individuals, however, can get Medicare coverage sooner depending on their situation. Here’s a guide to help you navigate disability and Medicare coverage.
If you are on Medicare and have been referred for a colonoscopy, you may have questions about whether your plan will pay for the test. The answer is yes, but there are some limits to how often and when Medicare will cover a colonoscopy. In some cases, you may need to undergo earlier tests or preventive measures.
Mammograms are one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer, and being proactive about getting your annual mammogram after you turn 40 is critical for your overall health. While there are certain instances in which you may have to pay out-of-pocket, Medicare Part B and many Medicare Advantage plans both cover 100% of annual mammogram screening costs. Learn more about Medicare coverage for mammograms.
The open enrollment period for Medicare runs from October 15 to December 7. Each year during this time, you can switch your plan to one that covers the services you need best. It is a good time to make changes to your current plan. For example, you can change from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage, and vice versa. You can also add supplemental coverage plans or change to other Medicare Advantage plans.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the barrage of information during this time of year, so here are a few tips to help you navigate this year’s Annual Enrollment Period.