Common Medicare Terms

Common Medicare Terms

Annual Election Period (AEP) During the AEP, Medicare Advantage-eligible individuals may enroll in or disenroll from an MA plan. The last enrollment request made, determined by the application date, will be the enrollment request that takes effect. AEP occurs from [October 15 through December 7] of every year. The AEP…

Does Medicare Cover Air Purifiers?

Does Medicare Cover Air Purifiers?

If you live with allergies, asthma, or chronic respiratory issues, you know that pollen, pollutants, smoke, mold, pesticides and other chemicals in the air can aggravate your condition. Indoor air can be just as dangerous as what you face outdoors, but air purifiers can remove harmful particles in the air….

Does Medicare Cover Botox?

Does Medicare Cover Botox?

Botox injections get a lot of attention for reducing frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles, but there is more to know about this medication and how it can be used to treat medical conditions. Botox uses various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity or block certain nerves….

Medicare and Broken Heart Syndrome

Medicare and Broken Heart Syndrome

Almost everyone suffers heartbreak at some time during their lives. Films, literature, and the theater have tackled the theme for centuries because it is impossible to understand the human condition without it. A broken heart can change your perspective, alter your plans, and affect the choices you make, but can…

Does Medicare Cover Antidepressants?

Does Medicare Cover Antidepressants?

Mental illness has been getting more attention publicly in an effort to get help for those suffering with depression, anxiety, or other disorders, but there are still misconceptions when it comes to older adults. According to the National Council on Aging, one in four older adults experience a mental disorder,…

Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?

Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?

When you have an emergency and need to get to a medical facility immediately due to severe illness or injury, ambulance services can get you the help you need as quickly as possible. In the midst of a health crisis, you shouldn’t have to worry about the cost of your…