What to Do with Your Medicare Annual Notice of Change Letter

The Medicare Annual Notice of Change Letter (also known as the ANOC) is a notification sent to Medicare beneficiaries each September from their plan provider. The letter lets seniors know that the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is coming up, allowing them to make changes to their Medicare health benefit plan.  [...]

October 30th, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|

Home Canning: So Much More Than Preserving Food

Home canning is a great way to preserve excess produce. However, there are many benefits to canning, beyond taming your garden’s bounty of cucumbers and zucchini.  A little canning history For centuries, people have looked for ways to preserve their food (including fermentation). The first record of canning comes via [...]

October 30th, 2019|Nutrition|

Fermented Food: What You Need to Know

Without a doubt, fermented food is becoming more popular. Supermarkets are stocking healthful varieties of live culture yogurts, vegetables and grains, while farmers market vendors are selling small-batch, locally-sourced fermented products. Food fermentation has been around for a long time. It’s also an integral part of many cultures, providing a [...]

October 1st, 2019|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Medicare AEP and OEP 2020: Are You Ready?

The Medicare AEP and OEP 2020 seasons are just around the corner. The (almost) back-to-back enrollment periods fall at some of the busier times of the year. Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) straddles Thanksgiving and Open Enrollment Period (OEP) starts New Year’s Day. Before the holiday season whisks you away, here [...]

October 1st, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|

Your Spouse Retires and Gets Medicare: Now What?

When your spouse retires and gets Medicare, they (and you) will lose their work health insurance.  For example, Sylvia is 63 years old. Her husband Mike is 65. Mike is about to retire and will soon receive Medicare benefits. They will lose Mike’s employment group insurance (a benefit they’ve both [...]

August 31st, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|