New Medicare Cards Coming Soon: What You Can Expect

Adults enrolled in Medicare will receive their new Medicare cards over the next 12 months. In fact, by law, all cards must be mailed by April, 2019. Some may receive the cards within weeks, while others will get theirs early next year. In the meantime, here’s what to expect as you wait for your new [...]

2018-07-09T09:56:30+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Medicare Cards Coming Soon: What You Can Expect

What Can SHIP Do to Help Seniors with their Medicare Health Insurance Plan?

  The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) provide insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. SHIPs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration [...]

2018-02-07T15:20:49+00:00February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Can SHIP Do to Help Seniors with their Medicare Health Insurance Plan?

AEP 2018! Navigating the Annual Enrollment Period

From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, Medicare recipients will have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans during the annual open enrollment period. Medicare plans can be confusing, and choosing one is not a decision to be made lightly. As with any health care decision, it's essential to learn all the [...]

2017-11-15T11:35:30+00:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AEP 2018! Navigating the Annual Enrollment Period

5 Advantages to Annuities: Optimizing your Retirement Finances

Annuities offer some considerable benefits over other kinds of retirement investments, especially for those not able or willing to risk losing a portion of their retirement savings. Here’s the big advantages to going the annuity route: Lifetime Income – With an immediate lifetime annuity contract, you are guaranteed periodic payments for as long as you [...]

2017-08-18T15:20:55+00:00August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Advantages to Annuities: Optimizing your Retirement Finances

What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s PACE Program

Medicaid’s Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers community-based care to adults age 55 and older who need nursing-home level care, allowing them to continue living at home as long as possible. Each individual receives services that are tailored to their needs based on their current health conditions. The PACE program covers a [...]

2017-07-26T11:27:21+00:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s PACE Program

Staying Cool in the Summer: How Seniors Can Avoid Heat Stroke

Older adults are more susceptible to heat stroke. Seniors’ bodies aren’t as sensitive to temperature changes and have a more difficult time adjusting, especially if taking beta blockers or medications that contribute to dehydration. In 2016, 50 percent of heat-related deaths occurred in those aged 60 to 89. It’s a health hazard you should know [...]

2017-07-17T10:12:38+00:00July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Staying Cool in the Summer: How Seniors Can Avoid Heat Stroke

What Should Seniors Know About Medicare Reform?

Medicare and Medicaid reform makes headlines on a daily basis. The past decade has seen major changes to Medicare and Medicaid, and if the proposed GOP healthcare bill is passed, more changes are yet to come. What should seniors know about Medicare reform? What’s Getting Cut? First of all, understand that Medicaid is the primary [...]

2017-07-10T09:42:00+00:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Should Seniors Know About Medicare Reform?

Top 5 Facts to Know for Seniors Considering a Reverse Mortgage

The reverse mortgage is a useful tool that can successfully support seniors during their retirement years – it’s a way to use your biggest asset, your home, for consistent income over the course of decades. While reverse mortgages have supported hundreds of thousands of seniors’ retirement budgets, they don’t come without a certain level of [...]

2017-07-05T10:40:46+00:00July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 5 Facts to Know for Seniors Considering a Reverse Mortgage

6 Essential Senior Summer Travel Tips

Planning a vacation to sightsee or visit family? When you’re a senior, there are special considerations you need to observe in order to have your trip go as smoothly as possible. Besides locking your home securely and packing your sunscreen, here are six specific senior summer travel trips to help you enjoy a stress-free experience: [...]

2017-06-26T14:23:49+00:00June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Essential Senior Summer Travel Tips

Financial Advice for Seniors: 6 Tips for Long-Lasting Security

Managing money in retirement isn’t always the easiest task. From portfolio inquiries to budget predictions, reliable financial advice for seniors can help answer your questions and make funds last, providing a sense of security throughout the later years of your life. […]

2017-06-27T09:06:10+00:00July 18th, 2016|Finance & Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Financial Advice for Seniors: 6 Tips for Long-Lasting Security