How to Outsmart Scammers and Protect Yourself Against Elder Fraud

Every year about 7.86 million U.S. seniors fall victim to elder fraud like phone, internet and other financial scams. (See our article on elder guardianship fraud here.) Their losses total a staggering $148 billion. The unfortunate reality is that duping seniors is a growth industry. And as the senior population [...]

May 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Before You Settle for an Employer-Sponsored Medicare Group Plan, Read This

Whether you’re currently working or recently retired, if you're 65 or Medicare-eligible, and on an employer-sponsored Medicare group plan, you might want to rethink your options. These plans may be great if you’ve been with your company a long time, but what if you’ve only been there a few years?  [...]

May 19th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|

Elder Guardianship: What You Need to Know TODAY

Have you been hearing the term “elder guardianship” lately? If you haven’t, you should be. This type of fraud has recently been in the spotlight after the Netflix movie I Care a Lot and an episode of the docuseries Dirty Money.  I Care A Lot tells the story of a [...]

April 14th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|

What’s the difference between PPO and HMO in Medicare?

Understanding the full spectrum of Medicare concepts is hard. With so many acronyms, caveats and (seemingly) abstract ideas, even seasoned health insurance professionals get confused by the dizzying array of Medicare terms and information. We get many questions about PPOs (Preferred Provider Organization) and HMOs (Health Maintenance Organization). What these [...]

April 14th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|

Do You Need to Review Your Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) ends on March 31, 2021! There are only a few weeks left to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Do you know if you want to make changes to your Medicare Advantage coverage? Do you have the best fit plan for your needs? There [...]

March 13th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|