Think Poor Health Will Stop You From Getting Medicare Supplement Insurance? Think Again. Insurance companies can’t refuse you coverage for having cancer or being on an expensive chemo-treatment. They can’t deny you a policy for having diabetes or (Burger King-induced) sky-scraping cholesterol or any other pre-existing condition for that matter. These companies are federally mandated… Read more »

Why Dental Plans Aren’t Worth Their Weight in Premium For Retirees

Why Dental Plans Aren’t Worth Their Weight in Premium For Retirees If you’re coming off your employer plan and onto Medicare, you might have been surprised to find out that neither Medicare nor Medicare Supplements cover most routine dental services. So I understand why you might find it quite attractive to get on a dental… Read more »

Seniormark welcomes new member to their team!

Seniormark welcomes new member to their team!   Please help us welcome Renee Homan to our Seniormark team.  Renee comes to Seniormark with 8 years of healthcare and Medicare experience in the long-term care industry, 5 years of experience in banking and has also served as an OSHIIP volunteer through the Ohio Department of Insurance… Read more »

Q&A: What You Need to Know about the New Medicare Cards and Numbers

Q&A: What You Need to Know about the New Medicare Cards and Numbers I’m sure you’ve heard about it on the news or from a friend. If you haven’t, I would like to inform you now: As a part of the Social Security Number Removal Initiative, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will… Read more »

Watch Out for Medicare Scammers as New Medicare Cards are Issued

Watch Out for Medicare Scammers as New Medicare Cards are Issued If you have read any of my other blog posts detailing the evils of Medicare fraud, then you know what a pervasive and serious problem it is. Not only does it cost Medicare recipients and taxpayers such as yourself millions in false claims, it… Read more »

4 People You Need to See Before Retiring Retirement is an exciting transition, of course, but it is also a nerve-racking one. Information is flooding your inbox and mail, and weighty decisions are heaping on your fatigued shoulders.   But think back to previous life transitions: from elementary to high school and from high school… Read more »

I’m Retiring Soon—What Do I Do with My 401(k)?

I’m Retiring Soon—What Do I Do with My 401(k)? As you may have realized, when you reach retirement age, you can pack up all your pictures and favorite fountain pens and desk knick-knacks, but you can’t just toss your 401(k) in a cardboard box, kick open the door, and journey off to new, work-free horizons.… Read more »

New Medicare Cards Come with New Scams

New Medicare Cards Come with New Scams   There is great news for Medicare beneficiaries, and a bit of caution regarding scammers.  The good news is that Medicare will be sending out new Medicare cards to each recipient.  Mailing of the new cards will begin April 1st of this year and will be completed by… Read more »

A Major Announcement from Premier Health Plans!

Major Announcement from Premier Health Plans!   Premier Health Insuring Corporation, which does business under the name Premier Health Plan (“Premier Health Plan”), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently mutually agreed to terminate their Medicare Advantage plan contract, effective April 1, 2018.   Each beneficiary enrolled in Premier Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage… Read more »

Warning: New Medicare Scams Coming!

A New Wave of Medicare Scammers   Yet another wave of Medicare scammers is on the rise.  As new Medicare cards will be mailed out, seniors are finding themselves susceptible to phone scammers who are calling and identifying themselves as representatives from Medicare.   Callers are requesting payment for the new Medicare cards that are… Read more »