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RetireMEDiQ strives to keep individuals informed about the latest Medicare news. Each month, we recap the top information you need to know about recent developments in the Medicare industry. This month, we will cover AEP, wellness visits, preventive services, new Medicare cards and more! Last Chance! Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Ends December 7 The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) began on

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We all miss the sunshine this time of the year, but try not to let the winter forecast dampen your spirits! If you love to garden or simply enjoy taking in beautiful scenery, peruse our list of must-see gardens to cheer you up as you dream of warmer weather and plan your next travel adventure! Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix,

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For those of us who are grandparents, the holidays may mean getting to enjoy more time with the grandkids because of family gatherings and winter break from school. With winter break and having as much energy as kids do, we know those busy little hands would love to participate in some fun holiday activities! Spend quality time with your grandkids this season

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With the holiday season underway and 2019 rapidly approaching, you may have decided to take steps to remain or become healthy. Incorporating healthy habits into your life allows you to continue to take part in the activities that matter most to you, such as playing with your grandchildren. Participating in group fitness classes with friends or going to your local

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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, which lasts through December 7, is currently in full swing. Below we have shared three common mistakes to avoid during this season and we encourage you to keep in them in mind! 1. Not Reviewing Your Annual Notice of Change Your Annual Notice of Change or ANOC is a document that provides details about the benefits included

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As you may know, this month has in recent years been nicknamed “No-Shave November.” What you may not know is why. According to no-shave.org, the goal of No-Shave November is to “grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.” The organization encourages individuals to “donate the money you typically spend on shaving and

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As you may know, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15 through December 7 and gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare coverage for the following year if necessary. The changes made during this period become effective January 1 of the next year. In years past, Medicare plans changed frequently, creating the need for Medicare

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What Are the Most Common Non-Health-Related Medicare Advantage Benefits? In hopes of improving day-to-day lives and overall wellbeing, almost half of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are offering new supplemental benefits for 2019. These include coverage of over-the-counter drugs, transportation to physician visits and caregiver support services. Nicotine replacement therapy is the most commonly offered supplemental benefit for 2019. Additionally, the

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shingles affects around one million Americans annually, and adults 60 years or older account for approximately 10 cases per 1,000 each year. Shingles is a viral infection stemming from the virus that causes chickenpox. It often appears in the form of a deeply painful rash. Individuals who have had chickenpox

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RetireMEDiQ strives to keep individuals informed about the latest Medicare news. Each month, we recap the top information consumers need to know about recent developments in the Medicare industry and how it may affect you. 2019 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment Predicted to Be Largest in Years Next year’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is expected to be around 3 percent; the 2018