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Q: Are Social Security numbers being removed from Medicare cards?

Monday, February 20, 2017

A: Yes, but not right away. Social Security numbers will be removed from Medicare cards starting in April 2018. This change is designed to protect private health care and financial information tied to Social Security numbers.

Q: How can I find out if Medicare covers a particular service?

Monday, February 13, 2017

A: The Medicare & You book provides general information about services covered under Part A and Part B. If you are comfortable going online, go to www.medicare.gov and click on “Is my test, item, or service covered?” on the home page.

Valentine’s Day Snacks

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy February, Tennesseans! The day of love is upon us and we’re here with some sweet treats that are super simple to whip up. Whether you’re packing the kids something to take to school for their classmates or just want a delicious Valentine snack for yourself, check out two of our favorite recipes!

Q: Can I sign up online for SSA and Medicare?

Monday, February 6, 2017

A: You can sign up online for your Social Security retirement and Medicare benefits. You can sign up for both at the same time or you can sign up separately. That’s a good thing since Medicare eligibility is still 65 and the age at which you can accept full Social Security retirement benefits is between 66 and 67 years old. The whole process should take about 15 minutes on www.ssa.gov.

Q: What happens if my Medicare Advantage plan doesn’t renew their contract with Medicare?

Monday, January 30, 2017

A: You still have options if the Medicare Advantage (MA) plan you had last year did not to renew their contract with Medicare. I’m not talking to those of you who already joined a plan during the October 15 – December 7 Medicare Open Enrollment Period. I’m talking people who did not take action and have found themselves without any insurance to go along with their Medicare.

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