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Our storytelling continues!

Where to Next?

I was talking to a person yesterday and we were talking about the sheer number of Medicare commercials on TV this year. He said “Joe Namath is on right now!”. We’d hope it would die off after December 7 (the official end of the Annual Election Period of Medicare). Nope. On to the OEP. (Open...
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Transition

Retirement. Change. Transition. Change. Stress. It’s all bundled together. Zero in on the healthcare/Medicare piece and we can help make life easier. There’s a method to the Medicare madness. When you do things at the right time, in the right way, with the right forms, with the proper knowledge — Medicare can almost feel “easy”....
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COBRA and Medicare

We make a pretty big deal about COBRA and Medicare when we’re talking to people. Our team’s ears are trained to “perk up” when we hear the word “COBRA”. To an employee that is separating from an employer for whatever reason, their ears don’t perk up as ours do. They are concerned with keeping their...
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Educate, educate, educate….

This time of year can get extra nutty for us as the TV lights up with Medicare commercial. Joe Namath is talking about all the of free things someone can get with their choice of plans and more. In our world, people retire and turn 65 every single day of the year so, yes, this...
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The Devil’s in the Details

Listen in to my conversation with a future Medicare beneficiary about physical therapy.  The podcast link is HERE   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Learning, learning & learning…

After years in the Medicare space, we constantly come back to the fact that Medicare “just” requires a bit of learning about so that you (a) do the right thing and; sometimes more importantly (b) avoid doing the wrong thing. Lately, it seems that we’ve uncovered many Medicare errors that really could have been avoided...
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Appealing Medicare Surcharges

Phone call just now from a couple that an advisor sent to us… They took a “bunch” of money out of an account to do something with in 2017. Up went the IRMAA for Medicare. (the $352 monthly level) Mr. Client just turned 65 so he was shocked with the amounts to pay. Mrs. Client...
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Getting Ready for the Annual “Crazy Time”

Our agency is a virtual one. What we mean is that we have 99.9% of our conversations with people over the phone. It’s easily done with Medicare (which surprises some!) But, we are asked routinely – “but, where are you sitting right now”? Six of us are sitting in Michigan and one of us is...
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Turning 65 ——- do it right!

I was with a corporation recently and a gal asked about her father and Medicare. Happens all the time… “I’m thinking about my dad, he blah blah blah”. Well, what dad did in this case was signed up for only Medicare Part A because he didn’t want to pay any premium. I quizzed the daughter.....
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