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 Medicare Open Enrollment Period
 Flu Season is Here!
 February is American Heart Month
  Medicare provides two cardiovascular preventive benefits! Small steps may reduce your risk for heart disease.
 Become a CHOICES Volunteer
  Apply to participate in one of the 2018 CHOICES Volunteer Trainings.
 Advance Care Planning can be added to your annual wellness visit.
  Medicare beneficiaries can now receive free advanced planning assistance at their annual wellness visit to document medical treatments they may not want if they lack the capacity to make those decisions.
 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
  Medicare and the CT Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program offer free screenings for eligible women. Make a resolution to get screened this year!
 Medicare has approved HPV testing as a preventive benefit.
  Medicare will now approve testing for the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) during a regular pap smear for females between the ages of 30 to 65 years old.
 Medicare Preventive Benefits Information
 Report
 Behavioral Health Unmet Needs Report for Older Adults news release
  Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
 November is National Diabetes Month
  Raising awareness and helping Medicare beneficiaries to understand their diabetes coverage.
 May is National Stroke Awareness Month
  Did you know that smoking puts you at risk for having a stroke? Medicare Part B benefits may cover visits with a qualified doctor to help you quit smoking.
 July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  Medicare covers mental health services, including depression screenings.
 CHOICES and SMP Conference: Registration is now closed!
 August is National Eye Exam Month
  Glaucoma screenings are one of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits
 Medicare Preventive Tip
  Header: March is National Kidney month. How does Medicare help beneficiaries with Kidney Disease?
 Medicare & You Videos
 Connecticut’s Medicare Savings Program (MSP) Update
  The 2018 MSP Income Limits have been restored.
 May Medicare Premium Billing Notices
  What you need to know about your Medicare Premiums and the new Medicare cards.
 The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey being conducted in CT.
  NORC contacting beneficiaries on behalf of Medicare.