How to save big on Medicare? Know when to sign up!

Enrolling in Medicare can be stressful and confusing, but delay signing up and it can also set you back a bundle. Late enrollment penalties can hike a monthly premium by 10 percent or more – for the rest of your life. More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have made that mistake, boosting their Part B premiums, […]

Double-digit hikes for some Medicare drug plans

WASHINGTON – Millions of seniors face double-digit hikes in their Medicare prescription premiums next year unless they shop for cheaper coverage. A new analysis of government data finds that premiums will go up an average of 10 percent among the top plans that have signed up some 70 percent of seniors. That’s according to Avalere […]

The Blind Side & Disability Insurance2

With baseball heating up in the run for playoffs and the football preseason just kicking off, this is a great time to consider an unfortunate part of sports (and life) – injuries. For professional athletes, disability insurance is essential to protecting one’s livelihood and talent. If an athlete is injured, it could end his/her whole […]

How to Get Your Supplement Insurance to Cover the Gaps

Medicare supplement insurance is supposed to help you fill in the gaps where your basic Medicare coverage has dropped the ball and not paid for coverage. To do this your supplement insurance plan or company needs to be notified when you decide to have them pick up the rest of the tab. Many people are […]

Getting the right amount of vitamin D.

A recent New York Times article discusses how the amount of vitamin D you get affects your health. Getting too little can cause health problems, but so can getting too much. People who do not get enough sunlight, babies that are breast-fed, seniors, and people living in nursing homes often do not get enough vitamin […]

Medicare Supplement and Part D

Medicare Supplement and Part D Original Medicare with a Medicare Supplement and Part D plan means that a Medicare Beneficiary is receiving Part A and Part B of Medicare, purchases a Medicare Supplement (Medigap Plan) to Supplement the Original Medicare Benefits and purchases a Medicare Part D plan for Prescription Drug coverage. Is this option […]

edicare Supplement Plan Shoppers – 5 Tips for the Annual Enrollment Period

Tip #1 – If you currently have a Medicare Advantage Plan, it will be in your best interest to switch to original Medicare with supplemental insurance. Over $132 million in government funding for the Medicare Advantage program has been cut leaving these plans in limbo. Most companies will be raising prices and cutting benefits in […]