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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment for Women

    Open enrollment season is coming up. Check out these reasons to start exploring your options for health care coverage. 1. Everyone needs a check-up. Not only should you be seen yearly for mammograms and other preventive care, at some point you may get sick and require an antibiotic…

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Soon

The open enrollment period to purchase an individual or family insurance policy on the Marketplace is the only time you can change, update or cancel your policy – without penalty or having to qualify for a life event. Take advantage of this time to explore your options and find the…

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Prepare for Retirement: Secure Your Future

It pays to be prepared.   If you wait until you reach retirement age to prepare for what life will look like, you’ve waited too long. You should start planning early and gather as much information as you can in order to be as well-informed as possible. Knowing your options…

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A Senior’s Guide to Dental Coverage

Protecting your teeth should always be high on your list of priorities with proper dental coverage, but even more so as you age. Various factors play into the increasing vulnerability of your pearly whites. Medications can wreak havoc on your teeth and aging brings lessened sensitivity, which means you may…

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Understanding Your Prescription Drug Costs

The world of prescription drugs is a complex web. You need to have a grasp on the process and know how it affects your personal costs, but there are people who will advocate for your needs, so there’s no reason to do this on your own. Here are the basics…

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How to Keep Your Mind Sharp and Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Seeing a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia is awful, to say the least. They are frustrated when they can’t remember things, and caregivers are frustrated by not being able to help. While exercising your brain won’t prevent every case of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, it will have a…

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10 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Health

There are places to be and appointments to keep, meals to prepare and laundry to wash. There is always something to do, and it can cause stress just thinking about the to-do list. Stress isn’t good for your body or your mind. It prevents you from resting well and can…

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Finding the Right Health Care Coverage: Don’t Go it Alone

When your car breaks down, you take it to a mechanic because he’s an expert on all the little details that go into making a car run smoothly. When you’re sick, you go to a doctor because he’s an expert on the intricacies of the human body and knows just…

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Enrolling in Medicare for the First Time

When it’s time for you to enroll in Medicare for the first time, you’ll probably have at least a few questions. One of the most common questions is how to enroll. Consider the benefits of enrolling through an independent, third-party provider. The advice they offer is free. They aren’t biased…

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Enrolling in a Health Care Plan: Getting Proper Guidance

Choosing the right health care plan can be an overwhelming experience. It has lasting repercussions and can have a great impact on your financial health, as well as your physical well-being. Before you even get to the ins and outs of the right health care plan, you have another important…

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Does Your Medical Bill Look Like a Foreign Language? Here’s How to Make Sense of it.

Medical bills can sometimes seem like they’re written in a foreign language, but it’s important to understand the contents to avoid paying too much. Insurance carriers have tried to ease your pain by providing an explanation of benefits (EOB); however, that can also be hard to decipher. Here are a…

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Here’s How to Save at the Pharmacy Checkout Counter

You need your medication. That’s non-negotiable. Even if they cost a lot.   Consider these steps to lower your prescription costs: Go for a generic brand. Generic medications can cost significantly less than a name-brand drug. Check with your insurance company’s formulary to find out which comparable medication your policy…

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Why You Should Switch From Medicare Plan C/F to Plan G

If only purchasing Medicare was as easy as one-and-done. You spend a ton of time figuring out how Medicare plans work and choosing the best plan for you. Then, poof: The government makes one “simple” change and the dominos start to fall.   That’s what’s happened with Medicare Plan F…

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Travel Medical Insurance: Do You Need It for Your Next Trip?

As a traveler, you spend a lot of time planning the trip, choosing sights to see, and dreaming about the visit. But you’re probably overlooking one important factor: health insurance.   If you’re heading abroad for a leisure trip, going for business or spending a semester as a student, it’s…

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Worried About Rising Medicare Costs? Here’s How to Save During Annual Election Period

You’ve probably heard that healthcare costs are rising, and wondered, What can I do about it? With the annual election period happening now, it’s time to take advantage of savings that can reduce your healthcare expenses and put a little more spending money in your pocket each month. What to…

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Health Insurance Carrier Changes in 2017: How Will You Be Affected?

For you and a huge number of consumers across Ohio, Medical Mutual has been the go-to individual health insurance carrier of choice. Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is causing many carriers like Medical Mutual to make adjustments to their product offerings or coverage area. Get ready, because your health…

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Open Enrollment Terms: It’s Easy to Learn the Language

No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), if you need health insurance, you’re going to have to learn the ins and outs of Obamacare. With the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) coming up (between November 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021), you should take the time to…

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The Scoop on Medicare Open Enrollment 2020

With the Medicare Open Enrollment Period coming up for 2020, now’s the time to get a little bit more educated about why the Open Enrollment Period is important, what you can do during that time, and what’s changing.   Here’s the scoop on Medicare Open Enrollment Period 2017. Why should…

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