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Adventures in Riceville - Trusted Senior Specialists Outreach

Posted by admin on Feb 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Trusted Senior Specialists had the pleasure of visiting Houston's Riceville Baptist Church durign their weekly Adult Ministry Group meetup. We engaged in lively conversation about the pros and cons of Medicare, how to navigate the Medicare enrollment process and  what to do if benficiaries or their families had questions. 

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Topics: Medicare, health insurance, community outreach, Trusted Senior Specialists, Community, Community Service

4 Common Medicare Myths Debunked

Posted by admin on Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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?  

 

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Topics: Medicare, Health, Health Care, Trusted Senior Specialists

8 Helpful Resources For Caregivers 

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM
 
 
When an aging parent is suddenly in a position of needing care, it is most often times one of their children that takes up the role of caregiver. With more Americans living longer, to age 75 and beyond, the scenario will only become more familiar. While taking care of an elderly parent can be rewarding, it can also be a bit overwhelming as many people are just not prepared to face this challenge. Getting the support and information that you need in order to navigate the twists and turns of the unpredictable journey can help you keep a focus on what is really important, and that is being there for your loved one. You are not alone. We have compiled a list of our go to resources to share with you for some guidance in this area:
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Topics: Medicare, caregiver, Health Care, Trusted Senior Specialists, resources, Support

TSS Community Outreach Efforts Recognized By State Representative

Posted by admin on Dec 21, 2016 11:56:47 AM

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.

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Topics: Medicare, senior care, senior community, community outreach, Health Care, Trusted Senior Specialists, Community

3 Ways to Prepare For Medicare's AEP

Posted by admin on Aug 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

For most people who are on Medicare, it is very likely that they have heard the phrase Annual Enrollment Period, or it’s abbreviation AEP.  Many Medicare beneficiaries may wonder what this Annual Enrollment Period means for them and their current coverage.  Medicare coverage year AEP runs from October 15 to December 7 every year. This will be the only opportunity a beneficiary has to review, renew and/or change their current Medicare plans for the upcoming year, unless they fall under an SEP (Special Election Period. (which is only available when significant life events occur)  In order to be fully prepared for AEP it is important to do some homework first.  

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Topics: Annual Enrollment Period, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Part C, medicine, Prescription drugs, Annual Election Period, premiums, Medicare Coverage, AEP Enrollment Period, What is AEP?, What is Annual Enrollment Period?, What is Annual Election Period?, Trusted Senior Specialists

2017 Projected Part D Premiums

Posted by admin on Aug 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

Medicare announced that the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 will remain fairly stable at a projected $34 a month.  This new estimate represents an increase of nearly $1.50 over the average premium of $32.56 for 2016.  

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Topics: Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare, Medicare Part D, AEP, Prescription drugs, Annual Election Period, Prescription drug plans, Part D, What is AEP?, Trusted Senior Specialists

What You Need To Know About Hospital Ratings

Posted by admin on Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that Medicare has a star rating for hospitals?  

The program called Hospital Care gives comprehensive information regarding the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals across the country.  The information available on Hospital Care is available to help you make decisions as to where you receive your healthcare, and it is also available to encourage hospitals to work to improve the quality of care they provide.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, Compare Hospitals, Hospital Ratings, Trusted Senior Specialists, Hospital Star Ratings

Could Social Media Improve your Health?

Posted by admin on May 30, 2014 1:01:35 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Psychological Association recently released a study regarding a possible link between improved health in older Americans and social media.

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Topics: Medicare, Social Media, seniors, improved health, Trusted Senior Specialists

Medicare news: Final Ruling Allows Antidepressants, Antipsychotics to Remain 'Protected'

Posted by admin on May 29, 2014 6:02:30 PM

Earlier this year, CMS considered dropping certain medications off the protected class list. But pressure from beneficiaries and the media helped form the final decision to allow these medications to remain. For patients who are in need of such mental health medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics, the CMS ruling comes as a sigh of relief.

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Topics: www.medicare.gov, Medicare, mental health, medicare solutions, explain medicare, Part D, Trusted Senior Specialists

The Story of Medicare

Posted by admin on May 28, 2014 6:19:38 PM

Do you know the history of Medicare? Enjoy this video from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Topics: www.medicare.gov, Medicare, how medicare works, explain medicare, Trusted Senior Specialists