Blog 2017-06-20T12:40:53+00:00

What Can SHIP Do to Help Seniors with their Medicare Health Insurance Plan?

  The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) provide insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. SHIPs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health [...]

February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

AEP 2018! Navigating the Annual Enrollment Period

From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, Medicare recipients will have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans during the annual open enrollment period. Medicare plans can be confusing, and choosing one is not a decision to be made lightly. As with any health care decision, it's [...]

November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

5 Advantages to Annuities: Optimizing your Retirement Finances

Annuities offer some considerable benefits over other kinds of retirement investments, especially for those not able or willing to risk losing a portion of their retirement savings. Here’s the big advantages to going the annuity route: Lifetime Income – With an immediate lifetime annuity contract, you are guaranteed periodic payments [...]

August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s PACE Program

Medicaid’s Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers community-based care to adults age 55 and older who need nursing-home level care, allowing them to continue living at home as long as possible. Each individual receives services that are tailored to their needs based on their current health conditions. [...]

July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Staying Cool in the Summer: How Seniors Can Avoid Heat Stroke

Older adults are more susceptible to heat stroke. Seniors’ bodies aren’t as sensitive to temperature changes and have a more difficult time adjusting, especially if taking beta blockers or medications that contribute to dehydration. In 2016, 50 percent of heat-related deaths occurred in those aged 60 to 89. It’s a [...]

July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|