The Truth About Your Barber’s Medicare Drug Plan (And Why It Shouldn’t Be Yours) We hear it all the time from our clients. Their brother, mother, cousin, co-worker, pen pal, or barber is on a certain 18 dollar a month drug plan, and now they want on. They are really excited about it. It’s a… Read more »

Why You Can Try a Medicare Advantage Plan at No Risk

Why You Can Try a Medicare Advantage Plan at No Risk   Infomercials have done it for years. When people feel uneasy about trying a new product, they offer a free trial or a money back guarantee.  It provides security for the buyer to know that even if the supposed benefits of a product were… Read more »

Hate Your Medicare Insurance Plan? Here’s a Quick and Easy Guide to Switching!

Hate Your Medicare Insurance Plan? Here’s a Quick and Easy Guide to Switching! You thought the Medicare mess was all tidied up when you first enrolled and purchased proper Medicare insurance (whether it be Medicare Advantage or Medigap), but then you discover a sad fact of life: Costs change. Benefits change. Your needs change. Or,… Read more »

Why You Can Try a Medicare Advantage Plan at No Risk   Infomercials have done it for years.  When people feel uneasy about trying a new product, they offer a free trial or a money back guarantee.  It provides security for the buyer to know that even if the supposed benefits of a product were… Read more »

It’s annual enrollment…is your Part D drug plan still the best plan for you? As most of us remember, there are some VERY important dates associated with Annual Enrollment.  As we discussed earlier in “Don’t set it and forget it” we don’t want to miss these dates.  There are several things that need to be… Read more »

Don’t “Set It and Forget It” This Annual Enrollment Season! Does anyone remember Ron Popeil?  If you don’t, allow me to rephrase the question.  Does anyone remember the “set it and forget it” infomercial king?   I bet it’s ringing a bell now.   I, for one, can still see him in his green apron,… Read more »

How to Choose A Medicare Supplement (A Comparison of the Three Most Popular Plans)

How to Choose A Medicare Supplement (A Comparison of the Three Most Popular Plans) So, you’ve likely come to realize that Medicare leaves some expensive coverage gaps wide open. In other words, you’re going to need some Supplemental coverage to ensure you won’t get hit with any high, unexpected out-of-pocket costs.   But let’s face… Read more »

Inflation Rewind: 7 Items That Cost an Arm and a Leg Less in 1972

Inflation Rewind: 7 Items That Cost an Arm and a Leg Less in 1972 Breaking news. People everywhere are hobbling out of grocery stores, theatres, post offices, and colleges with fewer limbs than ever before.  We’ve got hoppers.  We’ve got crawlers.  We’ve got consumers who have no choice but to roll.   To cope with… Read more »

The #1 Reason Why You Should Enroll in Medicare Part A (Even If You’re Still Working) Whether or not you should sign up for Part B while still actively employed is a little more questionable.  I mean, why pay that $134 a month premium if you’re employer plan is doing a fine job at a… Read more »

A Little Known Reason Why Medicare Will Deny Coverage For Your Nursing Home Stay There are few things more wrinkle-inducing than the stress of any unexpected bill, let alone a $6000-8000 nursing home expense left uninsured by Medicare.   But it happens everyday. If you receive only custodial care at the nursing home, Medicare will… Read more »