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Q: Is it true that Medicare has no vision benefits?

Monday, April 17, 2017

A: Yes. And no. Medicare will not pay for a routine eye examination to see if you need new glasses. And they won’t pay for your glasses or your contacts either.

Q: What is NOT covered by Medicare?

Monday, April 10, 2017

A: There are quite a few services not covered by Part A and Part B. Lack of routine dental and vision benefits may come as an unpleasant surprise to people transitioning from employer group health plans who have become accustomed to these benefits during their working years. Hearing aids are not covered either. Although Medicare will cover short term medically necessary nursing home care in very specific cases, it will not pay for long term or custodial care. Medicare will pay for prescriptions if you sign up for Part D, but pays under Parts A and B under special circumstances.

Easter Sweet Treats

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Happy Spring! Mr. Peter Cottontail is hopping around the corner and we’re here with some sweet treats to prepare for the holiday! Whether you’re watching your figure or splurging for something tasty, we’ve gotcha covered. Visit our Facebook page and let us know which one you’re planning on bringing to your Easter table!

#NationalNutritionMonth- Portion Control

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello, my fellow Tennesseans! This month is #NationalNutritionMonth and I’m here today to talk a little bit about portion control. Something very important to keep in mind when dieting or just focusing on healthier eating habits. Below are some tips and tricks to help you take control your portion size for each meal of the day!

Q: What is a PACE program?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A: Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE programs, target people on Medicare and who need the level of care normally provided in a nursing home but prefer to receive the services in their community or their own home. The goal is one shared by patients and families alike – to allow older or disabled adults to age in place as opposed to entering an institution.

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