3 types of Medicare plans

By rocky

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When it comes to choosing new Medicare coverage, you’ve got lots of choices. The best thing you can do is talk to a licensed sales agent about your options to make sure you choose the right plan for you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of 3 types of Medicare plans available to you:

Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD):
MAPD plans are designed to be an alternative to Original Medicare. They combine hospitalization (Medicare Part A) and coverage for doctor’s visits (Medicare Part B), but also provide prescription drug coverage. Some MAPD plans offer additional benefits too, like dental and vision coverage. Although sold by private organizations, MAPD plans are still regulated by Medicare.gov.

Medicare Supplement:
Supplement plans, also known as a Medigap, are designed to fill…

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The Flu: What You Need to Know

By rocky

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It’s that time of year again! Yes, flu season is upon us. The good news is that it’s not too late to get your flu shot.

If you’re not convinced you should get the flu shot, then take it from our very own Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Evan Seevak. Below he breaks down the flu and why you should get the shot.

What is the flu?

The flu (or influenza) is a respiratory illness caused…

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New owl logo for CareZone!

By Mary-Alice

Even though I knew a change was in the works, I was still surprised to see the new button for CareZone on my phone. The owl is so new it doesn’t yet have a name (if you think of a good one, leave a comment!), but it does have personality:

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The old logo (a cheerfully-colored circle with its “corners” flipped inwards) was fine — you can still see it at the top of this page, and…

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Focus on CareZone Family: 10 reasons to have copies of your medical records in Photos & Files

By Mary-Alice

I’ve told you about the CareZone Family profile my husband’s family has been using to organize caring for my father-in-law after his heart surgery, but I also have a CareZone Family profile of my own, and so does my husband. We’re both healthy, so what do we use it for? Every now and then we’ll track a health issue, but we really use three features: Contacts (all of our…

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