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What is Medicare Fraud? Medicare fraud is any act in which an individual claims to be from Medicare and tries to gain access to your personal information. During Medicare’s open enrollment (October 15-December 7), Medicare fraud increases dramatically. We hear stories from clients who are solicited by people they do not know for banking details, Medicare ID numbers, and other personal...

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Among the countless benefits of regular exercise are chronic disease management, cardiac health promotion and general well-being. While it is important to make physical activity a priority, incorporating it into your life can seem daunting if it’s not currently part of your routine. Walking can be an easy way to invite movement into your life. It can come in many...

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RetireMED®iQ is excited to celebrate our 10-Year Anniversary! This anniversary is a milestone we take pride in, but we know it would not be possible without our clients and our communities. Thank you! While the focus of our company has shifted with Medicare’s ever-changing climate, one thing has remained the same: RetireMED®iQ consistently strives to provide our clients with services...

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If you have signed up to receive personalized newsletters from RetireMED®iQ, we want to ensure that your email box is set up to receive these emails. To help, we’ve compiled a list of directions to do this for various email domains. Find your email domain and follow the instructions to add us to your list of safe senders and/or contacts....

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Every year, your insurance carrier sends an Annual Notice of Change or ANOC, which outlines the benefits included in your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the upcoming year. Medicare beneficiaries can expect to receive their ANOC no later than September 30. We strongly encourage you to review this document and understand any changes to your plan’s benefits. RetireMED®iQ is...

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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15-December 7, and during this time of year Medicare fraud is often heightened. Throughout the fall, it is especially important to be vigilant in protecting your personal information from potential scam artists. Your safety is our priority! Below is a list of Medicare coverage “Don’ts” from our RetireMED®iQ Client Advisors to help you...

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Even when you take good care of yourself, you may need to occasionally visit the hospital. Unlike visits to your family doctor or the pharmacy, hospital stays can vary greatly in cost and coverage. But did you know that your status as a patient (inpatient vs. outpatient) can make a big difference in the cost of your care? What is the...

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Building a rapport with a doctor usually takes time, so it’s understandable to want to continue to see your preferred doctors when you enroll in Medicare. The easiest answer to this question is: you will most likely be able to keep your doctors. Your in-network doctors will vary from plan to plan, so keeping your doctors depends on which type...

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During the summer months, many of our clients enjoy traveling with family and friends. Our RetireMED®iQ Client Services team has spoken regularly with clients who have expressed concern regarding whether they will have coverage while traveling, especially in the case of an unforeseen emergency. We have good news! Although Medicare plans vary, they each cover emergency and urgent care in...

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Understanding Medicare can sometimes feel like diving into a bowl of alphabet soup. On your Medicare card to your claims, you will see a variety of codes used on your records. We’ll help our clients understand what all of their codes mean and help ensure that they are being billed accurately.   To start, every Medicare beneficiary receives a Medicare...