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Don’t Miss Out On Medicare Benefits For Another Year

2022-09-07T20:17:38+00:00Open Enrollment|

You are in the final week of Open Enrollment for Medicare. From now through December 7, anyone enrolled in Medicare can make changes to their plans. Why bother with the headache of researching and changing your plan? There are incredible benefits available to certain persons, based on where you live, your needs, budget, and conditions. You may be eligible for benefits like dental, vision, hearing, an allowance for every day [...]

Find a Medicare Plan You’ll be Thankful For

2022-09-07T20:52:30+00:00Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Under 65, Open Enrollment|

Every year for Thanksgiving, we fill up our plates with turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce while gathering around the table to eat with loved ones. We talk about football, the weather, family memories, and even... Medicare? We tend to turn to family and trusted friends for advice on any big decision. This includes what Medicare plan and insurance carrier they should go with. Considering the fact that once you [...]

Do I Need Medicare if I am a Veteran?

2022-10-27T15:50:40+00:00Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Original Medicare|

First and foremost, we would like to take  a moment to thank our veterans and their loved ones. Your selfless acts of bravery do not go unnoticed and we are forever in awe and thanks of your dedication to your country and its citizens. Thank you. In honor of Veterans Day, did you know that you can have both Medicare and Veterans benefits? That’s right! The only catch is [...]

Can I Change my Medicare Plan Whenever I Want?

2022-10-10T18:06:28+00:00Medicare Advantage, Open Enrollment|

People ask us all the time: Can I change my Medicare plan whenever I want? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy... but you do have options. Because our health needs are unique to each of us, and they change as each of us age, it’s important to be able to change your plan to cater to your specific needs. This includes the financial changes that might come up as you [...]

Don’t Miss It – Open Enrollment is Happening Now!

2022-11-03T20:59:15+00:00News, Open Enrollment|

It is arguably the most important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. Starting October 15th and running through December 7th, anyone enrolled in Medicare can make changes to their plans. When you turned 65, you became eligible for Medicare, Parts A and B most likely.  As new needs and ailments pop up, you might start questioning if you made the right decision, selecting the best plan for your needs. [...]

Don’t Let Medicare Overwhelm You

2022-10-04T13:30:01+00:00Medicare, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D|

Medicare has been around for 50 years. You’d think in all that time, things would have gotten easier, but sadly, it’s just become MORE confusing and more complicated. If you are approaching 65, you’ve likely started getting bombarded with calls, emails, and direct mail pieces. As you start looking over them, you’ve probably gotten confused more than once by the terminology, multiple dates to remember, enrollment instructions, and part options. [...]

Does Medicare Cover Service Animals?

2022-11-10T19:15:40+00:00Medicare|

There are approximately 500,000 service animals helping people in the United States.  These dogs are incredible thanks to much training. Not to mention, dogs are amazingly awesome even before training. A service dog can detect if someone with diabetes has dangerously low blood sugar, help guide visually impaired folks to wherever they want to go, cope with PTSD or sever depressions and even protect a handler who is having a [...]

Turning 65? Get Ready for Medicare!

2022-10-17T18:29:46+00:00Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Original Medicare|

If you are a US citizen age 65 or older and need medical insurance, congratulations! You are eligible to enroll in Medicare. Medicare is separate from your Social Security application for income benefits. You age into Medicare at 65, regardless of whether you are taking your retirement income benefits yet. However, don’t expect Medicare to notify you when it’s time to sign up. You need to be mindful of the [...]

Are You Getting All The Medicare Benefits You Can?

2022-10-25T13:26:25+00:00Medicare, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D|

Did you know most people aren’t getting all the Medicare benefits they deserve? Many folks are automatically enrolled in Medicare when they turn 65. Original Medicare, Parts A and B, cover many expenses. In general, these are the parts that make up Medicare: Part A = inpatient hospital coverage Part B = outpatient medical coverage Part C = known as Medicare Advantage, available through private companies Part D = prescription drug coverage However, [...]

Can I Save Money on Medicare?

2022-11-08T15:50:50+00:00Medicare, Retirement|

After turning 65, and enrolling into Original Medicare, there is a period of time where you are able to change your plans, and switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan. Many folks choose to change plans to get more benefits. The biggest reasons for people wanting to change include not having enough benefits for routine vision, hearing, or dental. Additionally, people who are traveling internationally realize that they don’t have [...]

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