Resource Center2022-09-06T17:35:51+00:00

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

Categories: News, 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. [...]

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Bad?

Categories: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

The Medicare system has been around for over 50 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand. Oftentimes people try enrolling on their own without any assistance, the process can be hard to understand and the end result is that Medicare Advantage plans get a bad name. Many people enroll and are happy with the benefits specific to their Medicare Advantage plan. Unfortunately, a large number of people do [...]

Experts Say Medicare Can Help You Stay Independent In Your Home Longer

Categories: Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

Tens of millions of Americans on Medicare may be missing out on desperately needed help paying for rent or utilities. See if you qualify and get this benefit as soon as the first of next month. Medicare is rapidly expanding its benefits, but it is so complicated, few people know this new benefit is available to them. In Medicare-speak, help with rent and utilities is called "General Supports For Living." [...]

Don’t Let Medicare Overwhelm You

Categories: Medicare, 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. [...]

Save Now. Retire Later.

Categories: Lifestyle, Medicare|

After the year we had, filled with anxiety and stress, we are all dreaming about retirement. The days when we won’t have to worry about deadlines, last-minute projects, or being called into our boss’s office unexpectedly. As much as we all dream about retirement, it takes a lot of planning and saving to be able to truly enjoy it. Have you started saving? What can you do to help get [...]

Does Medicare Cover Service Animals?

Categories: Medicare|

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!

Categories: Medicare 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 appropriate [...]

Are You Getting All The Medicare Benefits You Can?

Categories: Medicare, 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, 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, what if we told you that you could get [...]

Can I Save Money on Medicare?

Categories: Medicare, Retirement|

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

What Does Medicare NOT Cover?

Categories: Medicare|

As you turn 65 and start utilizing your Medicare, you will find that while there are plenty of things your Medicare covers, there are things it doesn’t cover. If you are coming off an employee health care plan, you might be surprised to learn that Original Medicare, Parts A and B, don’t cover everything your employer plan did. This doesn’t mean you can’t get coverage for those things, it simply [...]

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 ever-increasing cost of living. If you are still working at age 65, here are a few things you need to know about signing up for Medicare. Company [...]

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