Medicare and Gyms: Silver Sneakers and alternative gym programs

April 1, 2021 /// 1 Comment

Every Senior knows that exercising is one of the healthiest activities to take on once becoming Medicare eligible. Joining a gym is a great way to work out but who will pay for it? With Silver Sneakers or a similar gym benefit, you may find that your Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan will. We will […]

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Senior Vision Overview

February 16, 2021 /// 2 Comments

How does senior vision insurance work? Since there is no “standard” vision plan, senior vision coverage depends on a variety of factors. Let’s review the major options below: Original Medicare Part A and B does not cover vision expenses such as eye exams, glasses or contact lenses. That being said, there is vision coverage for glaucoma […]

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Medicare When You Live Abroad

February 16, 2021 /// 4 Comments

As you may know, Americans are NOT covered by Medicare when traveling or living abroad. That said, many expats should consider enrolling in one or more parts of Medicare. We will break down your options below, but if you are new to this site, read this good overview of Medicare first.  Medicare Part A: Hospital Coverage […]

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Is Medicare Advantage right for you? 3 ways to know

February 15, 2021 /// 6 Comments

Turning 65 means having to decide between just keeping Original Medicare, or adding more coverage, like a Medicare Advantage (MA) or a Medigap plan. We strongly believe you shouldn’t only rely on Original Medicare by itself. Why not? Medicare, at its best, covers only up to 80% of your medical costs. 80% coverage may seem […]

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10 Medical Tests Every Senior Should Get

January 27, 2021 /// No Comments

It’s important for everyone to get regular medical check-ups. Staying on top of your regular screenings can help you catch early signs of disease and seek treatment (or even preventative care) as early as possible. Preventative care is especially important for seniors. As we age, many conditions become more common. Incorporating these tests into your […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment 2021

January 18, 2021 /// No Comments

Medicare’s 2021 Annual Election Period (also known as AEP or Open Enrollment) starts on October 15th and ends on Dec 7th. What is AEP Open Enrollment 2021? Open Enrollment is the nickname for the Annual Election period that arrives at the end of each year. It is the best time to switch your Medicare Part D […]

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Medicare 2021: What you need to know

December 24, 2020 /// 2 Comments

Get ready for Medicare 2021 by learning about premiums, deductibles, open enrollment periods and no underwriting opportunities.

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Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Explained

December 22, 2020 /// No Comments

Switch to a different and better Medicare Advantage plan o just quit Medicare Advantage during this annual period.

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New Medigap Plan G Inspire in California

December 19, 2020 /// 2 Comments

Hearing, vision and safer mobility benefits are introduced by Blue Shield of California with their new Medigap G Inspire.

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Colorado: Switch from F to G without underwriting

December 17, 2020 /// 4 Comments

Colorado has issued a Special Enrollment Period for Medigap Plan F and C enrollees to switch to Medigap Plan G and D without underwriting.

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