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Wondering How to Get a Medicare Replacement Card?

You’ve lost your wallet—ugh! Or maybe it was stolen. Possibly a beloved pet mistook your wallet for a chew toy. Regardless of how you got here, you now need to know how to cancel your credit cards, apply for a new driver's license and how to get a Medicare replacement card. Your Medicare card contains [...]

2022-06-15T17:32:25-07:00April 5th, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Wondering How to Get a Medicare Replacement Card?

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

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?

You’ve Unexpectedly Lost Health Insurance: Now What?

The year 2020, although we’re only nine months in, has been consistently inconsistent. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives has changed. And for many of us, it seems the effects—including lost health insurance—will be long lasting. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on older Americans. There are currently 5 million [...]

2020-09-23T15:03:54-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Finance & Planning|Comments Off on You’ve Unexpectedly Lost Health Insurance: Now What?

Telehealth for Seniors: Taking Advantage of the Modern House Call

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we seek medical treatment. Just a few months ago, we could walk into our doctors’ offices, and the only people wearing masks were those in the lab. But those days are over—at least for now. Depending on where you live, you may [...]

2020-09-23T15:04:15-07:00August 11th, 2020|Senior Technology|Comments Off on Telehealth for Seniors: Taking Advantage of the Modern House Call

How to Enroll in Medicare if You’re Working Past 65

For decades, the gold standard for retirement age was 65. But in the last several years, we’ve seen the retirement age inch up with many folks working past 65. Now, 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older are participating in the workforce—the highest rate in nearly six decades. Some of this is due to [...]

2020-03-11T12:17:50-07:00March 11th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How to Enroll in Medicare if You’re Working Past 65

3 Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Medicare Plan

Once a year, during Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), you’re able to choose a Medicare plan or make changes to your existing plan. This short window (ending December 7th) is your opportunity to think about your healthcare needs, learn about changes to Medicare and adjust your Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage Plan for the upcoming year. [...]

2018-11-27T13:02:47-08:00November 27th, 2018|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Medicare Plan

How to Make Changing Your Medicare Benefits Easy [and Fun]

Changing your Medicare benefits during Annual Enrollment Period 2019 doesn't have to be difficult! We're here to make it easy... There are things you can do that are fun — like “edgewalking” Canada’s CN Tower (168 feet above the ground, on a ledge, toes-only, just you and a tether) or floating (endlessly) in one of [...]

2020-10-13T17:06:24-07:00September 20th, 2018|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How to Make Changing Your Medicare Benefits Easy [and Fun]