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Friday, March 27, 2015

Can I have both Medicare and VA Benefits?


As part of the Baby Boomer generation, a high number of Vietnam-era Veterans are retiring each year.  Many of these Veterans are already in the Veterans Administration (VA) system, but are now eligible for Medicare as well.  The question is whether a Veteran can have Medicare coverage and also continue with VA benefits. 

According to MedicareInteractive.org, you can have both Medicare and VA benefits.  However, Medicare and VA benefits do not work together. 

According to the Veterans Administration website, VA.gov, “VA Health care is NOT considered a health insurance plan.”  And, “Your insurance coverage or lack of insurance coverage does not determine your eligibility for treatment at a VA health care facility.”

A determining factor on whether a Veteran should use the VA or use their Medicare benefits is whether a Veteran has a “Non-Service Connected” disability or a “Service Connected” disability.  Here is the difference:
Non-Service Connected disability:  Veterans disabled because of conditions that came about after their military service, and it is only for severe disabilities and Veterans who served during federally recognized periods of war. 
Service Connected disability:  Veterans disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service.

This is where it gets confusing (or rather, MORE confusing):  The VA also determines each Veterans “disability rating” and pays or doesn’t pay other insurance companies based on service-connected disabilities and non-service connected disabilities. 

Basically, if a disability is recognized by the VA as a service-connected disability, you should see the VA for treatment and coverage of that disability.  If your disability/condition is not related to service, you should use Medicare.  Also, many Veterans use their VA health benefits for items not covered by Medicare such as over-the-counter medications, annual exams and hearing aids.  But, if a Veteran finds better/more accessible care for post service condition, they can utilize their Medicare coverage.

Notes:  1)  We found the term “disability” used as the common term throughout all government documents regarding this subject, but we found it was a very loose definition.  From what we could discern, “disability” can mean physical, mental, disease or illness, and other “conditions”. 
2)  Consult the Veterans Administration and/or Medicare for information regarding your exact situation and how you should proceed with your healthcare.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

More March New Scrub Arrivals!

Come check them out in-store or ONLINE today!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Win the Fungus Battle with FungaSoap!

This patented soap is enriched with Tea Tree Oil — used since ancient times as a disinfectant, to fight germs, and as an antiseptic to help prevent infection. Use alone, as a complement to anti-fungal medications, and for longer-term relief and prevention of foot and body fungus problems.
This Liquid Foot & Body Wash is a Patented Tea Tree Oil Formula Works Wonders! Helps Wash Fungus & Bacteria Away from the Skin Surface, Soothes Itchy, Dry, Irritated Skin, Great Body Wash to Clean, Refresh & Deodorize, Helpful for Skin Problems on Feet, Legs, Torso, Arms, Neck and Face, Too. Select size: 6oz or 13.5oz.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

New HeartSoul Scrubs in Stock Now!

These HeartSoul scrub tops feature beautiful neckline details and a fabulous feeling fabric!  Hurry, these scrubs will go fast!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A St. Patricks Day Word Search!

Find the words in the word search above!
IRISH    GREEN    DANCE   LUCK   LEPRECHAUNS    BLARNEY    STONE    STONE    MUSIC    PARTY    PADDY   SHAMROCK    PARADE    FOOD    POEMS    DARDS   CELEBRATIONS    FOLKLORE

Friday, March 13, 2015

Our New Spring Dansko Shoes are In!

Come check them out!  (In-store only)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lantiseptic Now with Flip-Top Lid!

Lantiseptic Skin Protectant

Features 50% pure lanolin which creates a barrier from burns due to urine and fecal incontinence. Use on stage I & II pressure ulcers and also hemorroids. New flip-top lid!
12oz jar, sold by the jar.

MI0311 - $16.42

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Executive Chef Coat in Stock Now!

This Five Star Ladies long sleeve Executive Coat features mesh back vent, 5 Textured Shank Buttons, Black Contrast on Collar, Facing, Pocket Tops & Cuffs, Contrast Moisture Wicking Breathable Mesh Vent on Back, and Split Sleeve Pocket. 
Made of 65% Polyester/35% Cotton Poplin with Soil Release.
Vent - 100% Poly Moisture Wicking Breathable Mesh. 
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LUWH18038 - $28.99-$30.99

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Daylight Saving is Coming Soon!

What is Daylight Saving Day?

Daylight Saving is a way to make better use of the daylight. The idea is to advance the clock by one hour so that there is more sunlight in the evening and less in the morning. Daylight Saving Time is often abbreviated DST.

When is Daylight Saving Day?

There are two days where the clock is moved for Daylight Saving Time. One in the Spring to move the clocks forward and one in the Fall to move the clocks back.

In the United States Daylight Saving in the spring occurs on the second Sunday in March. In the fall it occurs on the first Sunday in November.

This year, Daylight Saving Time is on March 8, 2015!