No denying to anyone, mental health is important. During these times, it's more important now than ever. What could be some big triggers of stress? Well, it could be the Covid-19 Pandemic or it could be the protests/riots that have been spotting up all around the world this last week.
Whatever the case may be, it's so important now that Medicare beneficiaries get the mental health care they need. Mental health disorders affect about 20% of older adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, nearly one in three of those seniors does not receive treatment.
Some Good News!
Those of you that are on a Medicare Advantage plan, you have mental health resources available to you. At least in Southern Nevada, it may differ if you are on another states Medicare Advantage plan.
The unfortunate side effect to having poor mental health is that it can lead to diseases like:
As Advisors, we always tell our members to take advantage of their benefits. If you have mental health resources available in your plan details, why don't you use it?
There's no shame in worrying about mental health. It's actually an important component to being healthy.
So do yourself a favor, if you're feeling anxiety please reach out to a professional. It might do you some good to speak out what's on your mind.
You can find out what mental health benefits are provided by calling the number on the back of your insurance card; and if your insurance carrier doesn't have what you're looking for, reach out to Comprehensive Medicare Solutions.
We deal with ever carrier in Southern Nevada, and we can help you with any Medicare question you may have.
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