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Camping Tips & Tricks

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Can you believe summer has officially started? Not only is June the starting point of summer, it’s also #CampingMonth. If you and your family have a camping trip planned or are thinking of scheduling one, listen up! Here’s 5 unordinary items to make sure you pack on your camping trip:

Q: What is a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice?

Monday, June 19, 2017

A: The Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) is written documentation provided to people on Medicare who are hospitalized without actually being admitted to the hospital. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it?

Q: Will Medicare pay for a program to help me stop smoking?

Monday, June 12, 2017

A: Medicare Part B pays for eight counseling sessions per year for those of us battling addiction to tobacco products. If you’ve not been diagnosed with an illness caused by smoking, the sessions are considered a preventive service. You will not be required to meet the Part B deductible and you will have no coinsurance as long as your doctor accepts assignment.

Q: Can I “go paperless” with Medicare?

Monday, June 5, 2017

A: You can help save trees by going paperless with some Medicare publications. Consider signing up for an electronic version of the Medicare & You handbook. The eHandbook version is searchable and updated throughout the year. Follow the “Go paperless: get Medicare & You electronically” link on the main page of

Q: What is Medicare Easy Pay?

Monday, May 22, 2017

A: Medicare Easy Pay is a way to pay your Part B premium if you are not yet accepting Social Security benefits. You won’t have to worry about how to pay your Part B premium if you are already receiving monthly Social Security payments. The federal government will automatically deduct it from your payment before it is deposited in your account.

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