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Find a Medicare Plan You’ll be Thankful For

Categories: Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Under 65, Open Enrollment|

Every year for Thanksgiving, we fill up our plates with turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce and gather 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 [...]

Protect Your Family with Life Insurance

Categories: Life Insurance|

You might think that life insurance is just another expense. Or maybe, you might think that you’re too young to worry about it until later in life. Here's the truth. Life is unexpected. Things can happen in the blink of an eye that can forever change your and your loved one’s lives. We buy life insurance because we want to know our loved ones are going to be cared for [...]

Don’t Delay on Medicare Part B

Categories: Medicare Part B, Social Security|

Ahh, Medicare. Its complexity is what makes it so wonderful and yet so, well, confusing. Today, we hope to help break down any confusion around Medicare Part B. A large majority of folks wait around for a letter to tell them if they need to sign up. We hate to be the ones to break this to you but, there is no letter. So will you be automatically enrolled? Or [...]

Do I need Medicare if I am a Veteran?

Categories: Medicare 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 act of bravery does 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 they [...]

Do All Doctors Take Medicare?

Categories: Medicare Benefits, Original Medicare|

Finding a good doctor can be challenging. Many people change doctors over the years until they find one they trust, feel comfortable and confident with. So it’s no surprise that when we start to age into Medicare, we wonder – and worry – if our beloved doctor will accept Medicare. The truth is, not all doctors do accept Medicare for the patients they see. This can be problematic as it [...]

Will Medicare cover Naturopathic Treatments?

Categories: Medicare|

Natural medicine is becoming more and more popular, and more and more recognized. People are seeing the value in holistic and functional medicines and opting to work with naturopathic doctors over traditional, western doctors. Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs,  acupuncture, and chiropractic services. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person [...]

Do I Need Medicare If I’m Not Retired?

Categories: Medicare|

Life is expensive. Bills add up quickly; cable, subscription services, gas, phones, gym memberships, and handfuls (and handfuls) of others. Because of this, many Americans are working past the age of 65, bumping their retirement age back further and further to afford the cost of living associated with modern day living. If you are still working at age 65, here are a few things you need to know about signing [...]

Does Medicare Cover Pre-Existing Conditions?

Categories: Original Medicare|

Health is wealth. If you are turning 65 and are still healthy, count your blessing! The National Health Council estimates that 133 Americans have a chronic illness, more than 40% of the population. This number is only estimated to grow. So what happens when you are reaching Medicare age and need coverage? Can you obtain Medicare if you have pre-existing conditions? Original Medicare covers all pre-existing conditions if you sign [...]

How to Avoid 3 Common Medicare Mistakes

Categories: Uncategorized|

Look, we get it. You’re likely bombarded with commercials, direct mail, aids and info on Medicare. Sometimes, it’s so overwhelming, you toss it to the side and push it off for another time. Before you cause yourself penalties, missed deadlines or fees, consider these 3 common mistakes and how to avoid them.   #1 Not signing up on time It’s true what they say; timing is everything. Make sure as [...]

Staying Young: Physical Activity for Aging Americans

Categories: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

You’ve heard it a million times: exercise is good for you. So good in fact, that it’s something you should aim to do daily.  The science is there. There are countless studies proving the countless health benefits associated with exercise. And truly, it becomes even more important as we age. On top of the benefits we’ve outlined below, physical activity will also help you maintain your independence as you age. [...]

What Happens if I Need a Doctor While Traveling?

Categories: Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Retirement|

To many, retirement means freedom. Being able to wake up and do as you please all day, without the responsibility of work. Many older Americans use this time to travel, checking off places and things on their bucket list. If you plan to become a jetsetter upon retirement, you should check whether your health insurance coverage travels with you. When you travel, your coverage will depend on where you travel [...]

What’s the difference between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

Categories: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Dubunking Medicare can be mind boggling. That’s exactly why we work with people just like you, comparing hundreds of plans to find the best option for them based on their condition, budget, and location. Many future and current beneficiaries ask the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medigap. Is one better than the other? Do you need one or both? This blog will help break it down. Medigap Medigap plans have [...]

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Original?

Categories: Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare|

There are so many options for Medicare these days. Outside of Original Medicare, Parts A and B, beneficiaries can opt for a Medicare Advantage plan which can offer additional – and impressive - benefits. So which Medicare plan is best for you? One factor to consider is cost. Costs are a major deciding factor on most purchases in life, and Medicare plans are no exception.  In addition to your premiums, [...]

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

Categories: News, Open Enrollment|

Date: 10/07/2020 It is arguably the most important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. Starting next week, October 15-December 7, 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. Is [...]

Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?

Categories: Medicare Benefits|

Assisted living residences are housing facilities for people with disabilities or for adults who can’t or who choose not to live independently. They provide supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. The cost of Assisted Living Facilities nationwide can vary from $2,000 - $5,000 per month. This can obviously become costly quickly, forcing people to ask if Medicare will cover the assisted living. Medicare, a type of health insurance for [...]

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