Over 50 years ago, in 1964, after seeing a need to bring attention and awareness to the cause of Heart Disease, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the month of February to be Heart Health Month. The tradition of Heart Health month places great emphasis and raises awareness to the risk factors, symptoms and treatment that contribute to either heart disease and heart health. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, with 1 in every 4 deaths being attributed to the disease.
As you move closer to your planned retirement age, you may find yourself with much on your mind, one of those hot topics being medical health insurance. Having comprehensive medical insurance is a critical part of your retirement planning, and will be just as important if not more important, than it ever has been before. Are you currently covered under your employer's group health plan? Will this coverage continue in the form of retiree coverage once you retire from the company? Will you need Medicare if you have retiree insurance? All great questions as there is so much to consider.
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1st to February 14th of each year. If you find that you are not satisfied with your Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), this is the time frame in which you can disenroll and switch back to Original Medicare. The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period also provides an opportunity to enroll in a Part D (drug) plan for those who had not already done so.
In our call center and on our social media pages we receive many questions on a daily basis. Medicare, with its many unique rules and regulations aligned with the fact that it is ever evolving and changing, can be downright confusing. We took the 4 top concerns/myths that we have received in the last several weeks to break down the truth for you. Do you have any questions or concerns regarding Medicare that we can answer for you?
Did you know that roughly 10,000 baby boomers are turning age 65 every day? When you are nearing Medicare eligibility the mountains of information you may start receiving in your mailbox can be daunting. Medicare is a huge rite of passage for older Americans, but being inundated with so much information and not having a keen understanding of how it all works can make the enrollment process seem overwhelming. You are being advised on paper to choose from many different options, but how do you know if what you are choosing is really right for you? What about years down the road? When it comes to Medicare, it really does pay to think ahead. Here is some handy advice, in way of a timeline, to help guide you through this process so that when the time comes, you are ready to embrace it, and are not left with feeling of worry and dread.
This past Tuesday, December 13th, was a landmark day for Trusted Senior Specialists (TSS) and its Houston Senior Outreach program, capping off an award-winning year for our nationwide Medicare, Health, and Life insurance agency. Mr. Ed Kelly, Senior Coordinator for Texas State Representative Dr. Alma A. Allen’s office, visited TSS headquarters that historic afternoon, during our annual Winter Wonderland Luncheon for staff, local agents, and esteemed industry guests.
When it comes to applying for Medicare, we know there are several questions that may arise when it comes to Medicare enrollment. Especially if you have special cicumstances such as disability, spousal and group coverage, TRICARE, etc. Taking these situations into consideration, we've gathered six common questions centered around unique circumtances that may apply to you when considering Medicare health plans.