Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) To-Do List

Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) To-Do List Write the important Annual Enrollment dates to remember on your Calendar, and clip your calendar on your fridge. Don’t eat that midnight snack until you’ve read the dates at least once. October 1st— we can talk about your options! October 15th— The AEP games begins. December 7th—AEP comes to… Read more »

How to Afford Your Meds in the Donut Hole—7 Strategic Ways

How to Afford Your Meds in the Donut Hole—7 Strategic Ways Although the donut hole is closing and will be completely gone in 2020, many—like you—are still caught within its clutches. And the fact that it is disappearing doesn’t help you right now. But there are a few things you can do to get yourself… Read more »

Attention Retirees: Stay on Top of Your Health Insurance With This Helpful Online Tool

Attention Retirees: Stay on Top of Your Health Insurance With This Helpful Online Tool Life is complicated and hard to manage. And what younger people don’t realize is that it doesn’t just all stop once you retire. As long as you’ve got goals and dreams, you’ve got schedules and things to keep track of—especially when… Read more »

What Is My Full Retirement Age? (And Why Does It Matter to My Social Security Check?)   Laws, guidelines, tax codes, regulation, health care—pretty much everything involved with the government—is constantly evolving. And the full retirement age is no different.   Life expectancy has been rising. So that means that retirees are drawing on their… Read more »

3 Reasons to Start Medicare Planning NOW! Every last one of us is pretty much the same in this respect: we don’t take now for an answer. When the task is daunting, overwhelming, or complex, we always manage to escape doing it now by putting it off for tomorrow. We’re like a gaggle of Houdinis.… Read more »

The Part D “Donut Hole” Is Not as Tasty as You Might Think   Apple is a 605 billion dollar company. Blackberry is a pocket-sized desktop computer. Yes, it’s true. You can now add one more item to your list of foods the 21st century has complicated. You may be used to eating a donut… Read more »

The #1 Investing Mistake Soon-to-be Retirees Make I’ll cut right to the chase. The #1 investing mistake soon-to-be retirees make is investing like a 25-year old. Although age is but a number in most respects; in this case, it is so much more. It affects investment strategy. And, in turn, it affects another very important… Read more »

Not Tech-Savvy? Here’s How to Sign Up For Medicare   You might feel comfortable surfing the net, but that doesn’t mean you are ready to brave the more serious aspects of the online world, like online banking or enrollment in Medicare.   As soon as a website starts asking for personal information like your social… Read more »

Medicare Fraud Causes Patient Suffering and Death

Medicare Fraud Causes Patient Suffering and Death Medicare fraud is not a victimless crime. It doesn’t just affect the government; it affects you and your family in the form of higher taxes and reduced benefits as the government struggles to keep Medicare from going bankrupt.   But did you know that it has killed people?… Read more »

4 Lightweight Tips to Prevent Medicare Fraud   An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Very few people use this saying anymore, but the truth of it is still relevant—almost shockingly so. Especially when it comes to Medicare fraud.   No one wants to be a victim. No one wants to deal… Read more »