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The 4 Best Podcast Apps for Seniors

  Between all the streaming devices, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, and multiple platforms for television and movies in your home, knowing what to watch (and where!) can be overwhelming. There are probably times when you want to set those distractions aside and just have some company during simple tasks like exercising or cleaning. Listening [...]

2024-02-13T13:12:44-08:00February 1st, 2024|Senior Technology|Comments Off on The 4 Best Podcast Apps for Seniors

The Top 5 Ways a Medicare Advisor Can Help Maximize Your Benefits

Medicare advisors can do more than find you great health insurance. They also help you maximize your Medicare coverage. You probably spend quite a bit of time researching, discussing, and vetting before picking the right plan for your needs. But the truth is, choosing your Medicare plan is only the beginning. Unfortunately, many seniors don’t [...]

2024-02-13T13:28:59-08:00February 1st, 2024|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on The Top 5 Ways a Medicare Advisor Can Help Maximize Your Benefits

5 Ways Caregivers Can Get Help with Medicare Decisions

  When you’re caring for an aging loved one, ensuring their health and well-being, including getting help with Medicare, can be overwhelming. There are different enrollment periods, eligibility requirements, and monthly fees to consider. Not to mention the importance of finding the best-fit Medicare plan for the senior you’re caring for! Fortunately, Medicare insurance consultants [...]

2024-02-13T13:38:55-08:00February 1st, 2024|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on 5 Ways Caregivers Can Get Help with Medicare Decisions

Medicare Enrollment Periods: Timing Matters!

One of the keys to success in life is impeccable timing. When your timing is on point, your jokes will elicit uproarious laughter. But if your timing is off, your friend will be confused as to why you only just sent them a birthday present months after the fact. But it's no laughing matter when [...]

2024-02-09T14:40:05-08:00December 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Enrollment Periods: Timing Matters!

Need a New Car? Why More Seniors Are Going Electric

  There’s never been a better time to buy an electric vehicle (EV). Prices are at an all-time low, and the technology has improved. In states like California, there are plenty of charging stations to keep you powered up and on the move. And, since Tesla has been joined by traditional automakers like Volkswagen and [...]

2023-12-14T14:00:19-08:00December 1st, 2023|Finance & Planning|Comments Off on Need a New Car? Why More Seniors Are Going Electric

What to Do if Your Doctor Drops Your Medicare Plan

  How long did it take to find a doctor you liked and who accepted your Medicare plan? For many seniors, this process can be a lengthy ordeal! Often, you invest quite a bit of time and effort to find the perfect physician for your needs. But do you know what to do if your doctor [...]

2023-11-03T14:43:12-07:00November 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What to Do if Your Doctor Drops Your Medicare Plan

Holiday Movies for Grandkids: 30 Merry Ways to Keep them Entertained

  Entertaining visiting grandchildren during the holiday season can be a daunting task. When the baking is done, the presents unwrapped and the new year’s resolutions set, movies are a great way to fill a few hours while you enjoy some downtime. But with the vast array of holiday entertainment available, how do you know [...]

2023-11-04T13:19:26-07:00November 1st, 2023|Senior Technology|Comments Off on Holiday Movies for Grandkids: 30 Merry Ways to Keep them Entertained

How Changes to Medicare’s IEP Will Benefit Seniors in 2023

Late last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized several important rule changes for the 2023 Medicare enrollment periods. Do you know what to expect?  Understanding the details behind Medicare enrollment can be the difference between timely care and inconvenient delays. Luckily, the changes are easy to understand and help make Medicare [...]

2023-10-07T12:11:43-07:00October 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How Changes to Medicare’s IEP Will Benefit Seniors in 2023

Senior Discounts – Save Big on These 3 Categories This Year

In a time of rising costs, senior discounts are more important than ever. Luckily, they are proving resistant to inflation. Mentions of “senior discount” on Yelp were up 36% between 2021 and 2022, and nearly 80% of reviews mentioning those discounts were positive. This is a good sign for seniors looking to take advantage of [...]

2024-02-14T07:12:14-08:00October 1st, 2023|Finance & Planning|Comments Off on Senior Discounts – Save Big on These 3 Categories This Year

Medicare Part D is Changing in 2024. Here’s What Seniors Need to Know

  If you have Medicare Part D for prescription drug coverage, you can look forward to significant changes in 2024. As challenging as understanding any changes to Medicare can be, the Part D update is worth learning more about. You may not have realized, but the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included provisions to control [...]

2023-10-07T12:11:56-07:00September 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Part D is Changing in 2024. Here’s What Seniors Need to Know