Results for Medicare
  • How to Prevent a Heart Attack

    April 13, 2021
    The best way to survive a heart attack is to never have one. How can you prevent becoming one of the millions of Americans who suffer a heart attack? There is actually a lot you can do to protect your heart. Knowing the risks and symptoms of heart...
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  • Survey Says...

    April 13, 2021
    As a Medicare Advantage beneficiary, you may be selected to participate in the Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). The survey is conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on an annual basis and has the purpose of gathering information relate...
    • 7808 Views
  • Pneumonia: A Lung Infection That Could Also Affect Heart Health

    April 12, 2021
    Every year, nearly one million people in the United States end up in the hospital with pneumonia. Along with making breathing difficult, the infection places stress on the heart. The added stress raises the risk for heart attack, stroke and dying...
    • 1196 Views
  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression

    April 9, 2021
    We all deal with feelings of sadness from time to time. Grief over the loss of a loved one. A painful breakup. Struggles with health issues. They are just a few of the events that can affect us emotionally and physically. So, what is the difference...
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  • How In-Home Test Kits Fit Into Your Schedule

    April 8, 2021
    There are things you love to do and things that you have to do. Some health screenings fall into the latter. You may not be eager to have a colonoscopy, for example. But here’s some good news: With in-home test kits you can do many of these scr...
    • 1528 Views
  • The Science of Happy: You Don't Have to Be Born That Way

    April 7, 2021
    We see pictures of happy people on social media. We watch videos of crazy cat antics that make us laugh. We read and share inspirational quotes. It makes us wonder: Are some people just born happier than others? Researchers looki...
    • 1200 Views
  • Be Mindful of Your Lung Health

    March 31, 2021
    Breath is life. Anyone who has ever had trouble breathing knows how frightening the experience can be. Sometimes people think breathing issues are just part of growing older. A nagging cough or slight wheeze could just be caused by a cold, but it...
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  • How to Get the Most Out of your Medicare Advantage Plan

    March 4, 2021
    Welcome to Medicare Advantage! We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member. Here are three steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan!
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  • Are You Caring For Your Colon?

    March 4, 2021
    It’s not a topic most of us like to think about. A colorectal cancer screening isn't fun, but it is an important part of keeping colon cancer at bay. As the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, early detection is vit...
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  • New To Medicare

    December 18, 2019
    There are certain times you can sign up for Original Medicare. Since it covers most but not all health care costs, look into a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan or a Medicare Advantage plan to help cover your share of costs.
    • 1752 Views
  • AEP Is Around the Corner Video

    October 24, 2019
    October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, when members can determine whether their plan will continue to meet their needs the following year. If so, coverage continues. If unsure, members should refer to their Annual...
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  • Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    October 24, 2019
    The video spotlights Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Plans and inspires members to use its many benefits and services, including help to set up medical appointments and to find specialists, prescription drug coverage, zero-dollar preventive...
    • 1313 Views
  • Understanding Your Evidence of Coverage

    September 13, 2019
    In this video, we’ll discuss what an Explanation of Coverage is (sometimes also known as an “EOC”) and why it’s important. We’ll also talk about when you will receive an Explanation of Coverage, and how to read it.
    • 1789 Views
  • Making Sense of MACRA

    September 13, 2019
    In this video, we’ll discuss the Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act, or “MACRA”, a new law that made changes to Medicare Supplement Insurance plans which will only affect persons newly eligible for Medicare after December 31, 2019.
    • 1418 Views
  • Medicare Coverage Checklist

    Medicare Coverage Checklist

    September 3, 2019
    It’s a good time to give your coverage a checkup. Use the checklist below to evaluate your current Medicare plan ahead of the Annual Enrollment Period. Use the answers you provide to these questions as you look through your plan offerings. Y0096_MRK_PRECHCKFFBK19_C...
    • 3303 Views