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It’s Fall, Y’all!

Autumn is finally here! How did that happen so fast? One minute we’re enjoying the sunshine and barbecues in the backyard, and the next we’re welcoming Mr. Autumn Man and digging out wool sweaters.  Fall always inspires mixed emotions. On the one hand, we’re sad to see the sunny days and beach trips slip away. [...]

2021-10-11T18:43:50-07:00October 11th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Fall, Y’all!

AEP Is Coming!

Did you know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is just around the corner? It is! But there’s still time to reach out to your agent, research your options, and potentially change your plan. AEP starts October 15th and runs through December 7th with changes going into effect starting January 1, 2022. Since AEP [...]

2021-10-12T13:41:48-07:00October 11th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on AEP Is Coming!

Long-Term Care Insurance for Seniors: Costs and Considerations

You’ve no doubt heard of long-term care insurance for seniors (LTC), and you may have even debated whether or not you should sign up for a plan. While not everyone can afford long-term care insurance, knowing what your options are and what factors influence the cost is important. For many seniors, LTC insurance is appealing. [...]

2021-09-24T13:56:50-07:00September 24th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Long-Term Care Insurance for Seniors: Costs and Considerations

Disabled and Under 65? Get the Care You Need with Medicare

What happens to your insurance coverage when you’re disabled and can’t work? Most people think of Medicare coverage as strictly for seniors, but if you're disabled and under 65, you may also qualify. Nearly 15% of current Medicare recipients are under the age of 65. Today we’re discussing some of the most common questions people [...]

2021-08-20T14:34:24-07:00August 20th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Disabled and Under 65? Get the Care You Need with Medicare

Does My Medicare Plan Pay for OTC Medications?

From cholesterol medication and blood thinners to acetaminophen, heartburn and cold medicine, Medicare recipients know how fast drug costs add up. Of course, your Part D plan covers your prescription drugs. So where does this leave the every day over-the-counter (OTC) supplies you need? Most health insurance plans haven't covered these types of drugs. But [...]

2021-08-20T14:25:35-07:00August 20th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Does My Medicare Plan Pay for OTC Medications?

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?

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 [...]

2021-09-13T13:54:00-07:00June 21st, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on You’re Eligible for Medicare. Now What?

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

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?

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 are at least four factors [...]

2021-03-13T19:27:23-08:00March 13th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Do You Need to Review Your Medicare Advantage Plan?