This June, as we highlight Men’s health Month, we want to focus our attention on the importance of prostate cancer screenings. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men, and early detection significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. As agents, it is crucial to discuss what screenings are covered, so your clients can make informed decisions about their health.
Encouraging Prostate Cancer Screenings
Many of your male clients may not be aware of the screenings and exams that are included in their Medicare plan. By ensuring your clients are educated on their coverage, you can help them stay on top of their preventative care and take control of their health.
Here are some things to consider:
- Early Detection: Emphasize to your clients the importance of screenings for early detection. By detecting prostate cancer in its early stages, beneficiaries can explore various treatment options and potentially avoid more aggressive treatments.
- Medicare Coverage: Inform your clients that Medicare covers both the prostate specific antigen (PSA) and the digital rectal exam (DRE). These screenings, which usually start at age 50, are the standard for early detection, and this coverage ensures that beneficiaries have access to these screenings without incurring additional costs.
- Medicare Supplements: Talk to your clients about which supplements are available as they can help to cover the gaps in Medicare Part A and Part B’s costs.
- Open Communication: Encourage beneficiaries to engage in open communication with their healthcare providers. Discussing the benefits and possible risks of screenings will enable them to make informed choices that align with their preferences and values.
Prostate cancer screenings play a critical role in maintaining men’s health, and as Medicare agents, you have the power to make a significant impact by educating your clients about the screenings covered.
By educating your clients on the importance of early detection, informing them on their Medicare coverage, and encouraging open communicate with their provider, you can help your clients prioritize their prostate health and live longer healthier lives.
Contact our Client Support Services at to learn about what preventative care treatments may be covered.