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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period begins October 15

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Want to know why more than 43,000 Alabamians1 LOVE Viva Medicare? Not only are we close to home and always ready to help, but we offer plans that may be able to help you save on Medicare expenses in 2017. From plans with no monthly premiums to a plan with a low monthly premium and lower copays, our plans always go the extra mile for you. Enroll in a plan that has received the Highest Member Satisfaction Score in Alabama and earned 4 out of 5 Stars from Medicare – the highest star rating given to Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama.

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Sunscreen Saves Skin

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every five Americans will develop skin cancer. Chances are, you have been warned about skin cancer all your life starting from that first day at the pool when your mom chased you around with a bottle of sunscreen. But did you know there are several different kinds of skin cancer? Continue reading

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Did Your Current Medicare Advantage Plan Drop Your Primary Care Doctor and Specialists?

Now that we’re halfway through Medicare’s annual enrollment period, you’re most likely doing some side-by-side comparisons between all the different Medicare Advantage plan options you have in front of you. While benefits may vary from plan to plan, one very critical thing to keep in mind is whether your primary care doctor and specialists are still in your plan’s network. Continue reading

Hip Health

Debra is 72 years old and lives with her husband, Gene. One night as she was getting out of the tub, her leg slipped from under her and she landed on her right hip. Debra was in intense pain and not able to get up, so she called for Gene. He called an ambulance who took her to the emergency room (ER). The ER doctor ordered an X-ray of her right hip. Unfortunately, the X-ray revealed a fracture. How can you help avoid a hip fracture?

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Senior Falls: Facts, Statistics, and Prevention

Falling becomes an increasing danger for people as they age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior falls affect one third of all adults age 65 and older - and that’s only among people who have reported incidences of falling. It’s estimated that less than half of those who fall actually talk about it with their healthcare providers. Considering the high probability of falling among senior citizens, it’s important to be aware of the facts surrounding senior falls so that steps can be taken to decrease fall risk.

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