If you're on Medicare, or you get your health insurance through the healthcare.gov marketplace or one of the state health insurance exchanges, then you might already know that the annual open enrollment period is about to get underway or, in some cases, is already underway.
Health insurance policies change. Physician networks change. Drug formularies often change. Deductibles change. And if you're living with MS, you can't afford to go through open enrollment assuming that the health insurance policy you have this year will be the best coverage for you next year.
Nicole Vasquez returns to the podcast to discuss the things you should carefully consider during open enrollment. Nicole is one of the National MS Society's MS Navigators and she'll be sharing information and resources that you can use to make the best health insurance decisions for yourself and your family.
Can you spare 5 minutes? I have a quick favor to ask each of you.
I'll also tell you about the Supreme Court decision that, for now, clears the way for Gilenya generics.
You'll hear about a new cell therapy being developed that will use nanotechnology to eliminate Epstein-Barr Virus (and I'll remind you why that would be a massive step forward in ending MS).
And we'll tell you about a University of Illinois research team that leveraged artificial intelligence to predict MS by observing how people walk.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
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This Week: Open enrollment 3:06
Will you do me a quick favor? 5:06
Supreme Court clears the way for Gilenya generics 7:25
Cell therapy will use nano-technology to eliminate EBV 8:25
Research team uses AI to identify people living with MS 10:55
MS Navigator Nicole Vasquez gets you ready for open enrollment 13:57
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RealTalk MS Episode 268
Guest: Nicole Vasquez
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS