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Link Of the Day: MyMedicare.gov

With news of Medicare scams running rampant in the news lately, we thought we’d remind people of one tool to help you keep an eye on your Medicare enrollment and claims which is always up-to-date, convenient and free!

We know government websites aren’t always the most user-friendly of resources, but this one is worth your . . . → Read More: Link Of the Day: MyMedicare.gov

California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Finally Opens!

If you’re a Californian with a pre-existing conditions and no health insurance, its finally good news.  It’s taken a while (to say the least!), but California has finally gotten its act together and opened its Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) for coverage.  The California PCIP website is up and offers information, applications, and health insurance premium information . . . → Read More: California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Finally Opens!

AstraZeneca Sues to Block Release of Generic Crestor

Astrazeneca still at it!  The pharmaceutical giant continues to beat back threats on the patent of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, this week filing a lawsuit against Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Watson Pharmaceuticals is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of a generic version of Crestor. Earlier this year, AstraZeneca filed a similar lawsuit against Sun Pharmaceuticals . . . → Read More: AstraZeneca Sues to Block Release of Generic Crestor

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs): Is There An Easier Way to Qualify?

If you have tried to apply for your state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) and had difficulty qualifying, this tip may really be able to help you as you put together your application for the pool.

The PCIPs may be designed to provide affordable health insurance benefits to Americans with pre-existing conditions, but there’s are . . . → Read More: Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs): Is There An Easier Way to Qualify?

LensCrafters Coupons: Free and Low-Cost Vision Care

If you’re like me and tend to put off getting your eyes checked when things are tight, we have some good news.  You can still get the basic vision care you need without breaking the bank, even if you don’t qualify for government assistance and special vision programs for the needy.  Discount vision care giant . . . → Read More: LensCrafters Coupons: Free and Low-Cost Vision Care

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment: Don’t Forget About These Changes to the Doughnut Hole!

Open enrollment is is almost here!  If you’re on the ball and already reviewing your Medicare Part D options for next year, we’d just like to remind you that even though the “doughnut hole” isn’t completely going away next year, there are still some major changes you should keep in mind as you’re evaluating your . . . → Read More: Medicare Part D Open Enrollment: Don’t Forget About These Changes to the Doughnut Hole!

Free Flu Shots in Los Angeles Through November 2nd

If you live in Los Angeles and haven’t had your flu shot yet, we’ve got some great incentive for you to finally get one. The Immunize LA Families Coaliation is sponsoring free flu shot clinics in South Los Angeles through November 2nd.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend flu shots for most people over . . . → Read More: Free Flu Shots in Los Angeles Through November 2nd

Link of the Day: Still Shopping Around for Medical Care? HealthCareBlueBook.com and PriceDoc.com

If like most Americans, you’re taking a much closer look at your medical bills these days, we have a Link of the Day which can help you. Between unemployment, losing health insurance, underinsurance and high-deductible health insurance, most of us are paying a much bigger share of our medical bills now and looking where we . . . → Read More: Link of the Day: Still Shopping Around for Medical Care? HealthCareBlueBook.com and PriceDoc.com

Will Medicare Cover You If You Retire Overseas?

Are you thinking of retiring overseas?  Sunshine, warm breezes, and a slower pace of living can be oh-so-tempting as we approach our golden years, not to mention lower taxes and a much more reasonable cost of living, but what to do, what to do about health insurance overseas?  Does Medicare cover you if you retire . . . → Read More: Will Medicare Cover You If You Retire Overseas?