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CMS Updates Medicare Enrollment Rules for 2023

On April 22, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed implementation of parts of the Consolidated Appropriations Act,...

Medicareful Travel: Senior Trip to London

We love traveling at Medicareful Living. It can expand your perspective, keep you learning and active, and create memories that last a lifetime....

Does Medicare Cover Insomnia Treatment?

Have you ever had one of those nights where no matter what you do, you couldn’t fall asleep? You lay in bed staring at the ceiling hoping to drift...

Healthy and Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Dogs, and pets in general, are the perfect companions. They love unconditionally. They entertain. They even make us healthier! We think they...

The FDA Finalizes Ruling to Increase Access to Hearing Aids

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement that’s music to many consumers’ ears. They finalized a new ruling...

What the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Means for Medicare

Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, which is set to be signed into law today. This government reconciliation bill promises...

Tips to Make Flying and Airports Less Stressful

We’ve recently covered how you can lower your chances of booking an ultimately cancelled flight and what to do if you’re in that predicament. But...

CMS Projects Lower 2023 Part D Average Costs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they project the average Medicare Part D prescription drug premium...

The 15 Golden Rules of Airplane Etiquette

After almost three years of COVID-dampened demand, flying is back in force at levels that haven’t been seen since before the pandemic began. This...

How Often Should You Shower?

Everybody should bathe or shower regularly. The downsides to not showering enough are pretty gross, so do your part (for your sake and ours) and...

What are Medicare Pilot Programs?

With something as important as health care, you want to make sure whatever you’re doing is safe and effective. This is especially true for a...

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware

A good cast iron pan can be a reliable, go-to tool in your kitchen, one that can last for decades if you treat it right. While the stories you may...

Confronting a Loved One About Hurtful Behavior

Our loved ones, whether they’re friends or family, may feel that closeness allows them to push boundaries. Depending on the relationship, you may...

What Does Creditable Coverage Mean for Medicare?

Medicare beneficiaries may run into a number of phrases or important terms that aren’t exactly plain English. Creditable coverage is one that can...

Using Za'atar in Your Cooking

Za’atar can refer to both a specific herb and a spice blend that’s popular throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa. Sometimes Anglicized as...

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