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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?

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?

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?

Natural Disasters and Medicare Special Election Periods

You may have noticed there are quite a few Medicare rules. Everything from when you can enroll to how you enroll and who can enroll is tightly regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You probably usually enroll in a Medicare plan during one of the regularly-scheduled enrollment periods, like the Annual [...]

2021-02-17T16:46:04-08:00February 17th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Natural Disasters and Medicare Special Election Periods

Medicare SEP for Moving: What You Need to Know

Reflecting on 2020, we've seen our lives change in ways we couldn't have imagined just 12 months ago. Some of us have lost or changed careers. Others have moved across the country to be closer to friends and family. And some have left urban centers in favor of less populated areas. If you’re a Medicare [...]

2021-01-19T12:31:23-08:00January 19th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare SEP for Moving: What You Need to Know

What Are Trial Rights and How Do They Work?

Picking the right Medicare plan can be a daunting task. You should carefully consider what your needs are and research the available options. Your goal should be to select the best plan for your healthcare situation. But the reality of choosing a Medicare plan isn’t always so simple. That’s why every Medicare beneficiary has a [...]

2020-12-20T12:17:10-08:00December 20th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What Are Trial Rights and How Do They Work?

AEP 2020 is Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

2020 is coming to a close, and there are just a few more milestones before the year ends. For seniors, one of those is Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This is a critical time of year for all beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare. But if you don’t know why AEP is important, you’re not alone. Today, [...]

2020-11-12T14:42:38-08:00November 12th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on AEP 2020 is Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Take the Time to Review Your Senior Life Insurance Policy

As you’ve probably realized over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic is completely changing the way we live our lives. While we’re facing many unknowns in the coming months, making sure you have the right life insurance policy in place can take away some of the stress and worry about the future. Here are [...]

2020-08-11T15:30:30-07:00April 8th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Take the Time to Review Your Senior Life Insurance Policy