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What to Look For When Choosing a Primary Doctor

Your primary doctor is the professional who has the responsibility to care for you over the years. The ideal situation is a primary care doctor who knows you, is familiar with your medical history, any conditions, allergies, lifestyle, and personality. Ideally, your primary care doctor is more than just a doctor, but over time, becomes a friend you trust for guidance and support throughout the...

7 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

You have worked for most of your life and are likely looking forward to the freedom of retirement years. You may have plans to travel, spend more time with relatives, or spend more time on the hobbies you enjoy. When retirement is on the horizon, planning can make a significant difference in your quality of life. Plan for Early Retirement Many people are forced to...

Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Losing weight is always a challenge, and support is available through your Medicare plan, depending on your coverage. If a weight loss treatment is deemed to be medically necessary by your doctor, a range of services is available to you. What Each Medicare Plan Covers for Weight Loss Medicare Part A Medicare Part A will cover the cost of hospitalization if the agency has determined...

How to Find the Right Caregiver

If you have an elderly relative or a younger person with physical or mental limitations, you may need to find a caregiver. Every situation requires a specific level of training to provide the support your loved one needs. The caregiver becomes part of your family and choosing right could not be more important. What Type of Caregiver is Right for Your Loved One? Depending on...

Traveling Outside the U.S. with Medicare: What You Need to Know

Medicare will not pay for healthcare outside the U.S., except under specific rare circumstances. That means in most cases, you are not covered anywhere other than the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Island, and Guam. Under What Circumstances Will Medicare Pay for Healthcare Outside the U.S.? There are only three situations in which...