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Moving and Medicare: What Happens to Your Medicare Plan When You Move?

In the wake of 2020’s many disruptions, have you been reevaluating your living situation? Maybe you’re motivated to downsize due to soaring home values. Or you have a renewed sense of family and a desire to be close to your loved ones. Possibly you always planned on moving in 2021. Whatever the reason, moving house [...]

2021-07-26T11:26:02-07:00July 26th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Moving and Medicare: What Happens to Your Medicare Plan When You Move?

Getting Back to Senior Summer Fun in 2021

Summer 2021 is here, and we’re ready for it! With COVID-19 (mostly) in retreat, mask mandates lifting, and life looking more normal than it has in a long time, now’s the time to get out and get active! Sixty-one percent of Americans gained weight during the pandemic. If you’re one of them, exercising more will [...]

2021-07-26T11:11:34-07:00July 26th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Getting Back to Senior Summer Fun in 2021

You’re Eligible for Medicare. Now What?

If you’re turning 65 this year, you’ll soon be joining the 44 million Americans in the Medicare system. Medicare is the health insurance program in the U.S. that gives seniors and the disabled, access to the medical coverage and support they need to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Navigating Medicare with what you’re supposed to do [...]

2021-06-21T17:13:52-07:00June 21st, 2021|Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You’re Eligible for Medicare. Now What?

Flaneuring: The Latest Trend in Walking

Whether you live in New York City, on a farm in Kansas or in a tiny town in California, walking was popular in 2020. For many of us, a walk was a safe way to enjoy the outdoors, pass the time and get some much-needed exercise.  A few people went above and beyond, though. They [...]

2021-06-29T15:53:12-07:00June 21st, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Flaneuring: The Latest Trend in Walking

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 increases, more and more Americans [...]

2021-05-19T16:06:34-07:00May 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Outsmart Scammers and Protect Yourself Against Elder Fraud

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?  Is your plan right for [...]

2021-05-19T16:09:39-07:00May 19th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Before You Settle for an Employer-Sponsored Medicare Group Plan, Read This

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 professional guardian. The character makes [...]

2021-05-19T16:32:39-07:00April 14th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Elder Guardianship: What You Need to Know TODAY

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 acronyms stand for, what they [...]

2021-04-27T12:57:56-07:00April 14th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What’s the difference between PPO and HMO in Medicare?