What is Alzheimer’s? The Alzheimer’s Association defines Alzheimer’s as “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.” Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious...

Explanation of Benefits Have you ever received a document titled, “This is Not a Bill”? These documents are called Explanations of Benefits (EOB) and are mailed to you from your insurance company if you have a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan. You can expect to receive an EOB after receiving any kind of medical service (for example, after visiting...

Regular exercise is an important ingredient to part of a healthy lifestyle. According to a study by Healthways, routine use of a fitness program “may help to slow or reverse natural trajectories toward declining health and functioning.” It warns that a lack of physical activity can contribute to the increased risk of chronic diseases. In addition to physical benefits, the...

It’s important to take care of your health by receiving vaccinations as directed by your doctor. As you consider your doctor’s recommendations, be mindful that not all vaccines are covered by Medicare Part B. You could be responsible for all or part of an injection’s cost, depending on your Medicare plan. The RetireMEDiQ Client Services team created the hints below...

Of the difficult things you or your loved one may experience while living with Arthritis, the pain is often the worst. Here is a list RetireMEDiQ compiled that outlines daily routines you can incorporate to help reduce chronic pain. 1. Exercise Going for walks with your significant other or friends or walking your dog can help strengthen your muscles around...

If you’re planning to move soon, you may not have realized that your move could affect your Medicare Advantage plan or Prescription Drug Plan coverage, especially if your new residence is located outside of your current plan’s service area. There are certain events that can occur in your life, such as moving, which qualify you to make changes to your...

You may have heard that Medicare will be distributing new Medicare red, white and blue cards between April of 2018 and April of 2019. While the ones distributed up until now have had individuals’ Social Security Numbers on them, the new ones will replace this feature with a randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) made up of 11 letters and...

If you’ve previously had drug coverage on your Medicare plan, you may be familiar with the concept of a drug deductible. Not all plans have drug deductibles, but plans that do begin calculating the deductible at the beginning of each calendar year. The amount of the deductible may also change from year to year. What is a Drug Deductible? A...

Health Care defines preventive services as routine health care that includes screenings, check-ups and patient counseling to prevent illnesses, disease or other health problems. The idea behind preventive services is to screen and actively defend against certain issues you could potentially have in the future. Sometimes, when you have one health issue, it can snowball into other kinds of health...

Medicare’s 2017 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) recently ended, and we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our clients for their continued trust! Our team at RetireMEDiQ recognizes the unique privilege we have to make a difference in the lives of clients like you by ensuring they have the information and advice needed to make the right healthcare coverage...