Medicare and You - Preventive Benefits

Uploaded by CMSHHSgov on 03.11.2011

{Pamela Gentry}
Hi, I'm Pamela Gentry at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. If you've
got a minute, I've got some good news about Medicare.
Everyone with Medicare can now get a free annual wellness visit during which you
can discuss with your doctor your current medical conditions, prescription
screenings, and personal family health history, and even more - with the goal of
creating a personalized plan for a healthier future.
Medicare plans also cover a number of preventive benefits at no cost to you -
including bone mass measurements, screenings for diabetes and cancer, flu and
pneumonia vaccines, to name just a few.
And if you're in the donut hole, you'll also get 50 percent discount on
prescription drugs to help you stay healthy.
It's all part of the healthcare law and a stronger Medicare.
So remember, Open Enrollment runs now through December 7th. Call 1-800-
MEDICARE or use the Medicare Plan Finder at to learn more about
these preventive services, and to review and compare your Medicare plan options.