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What's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 19, 2017 11:52:29 AM

Medicare and Medicaid sound alike, and we know that causes some confusion: but the truth is that while these government programs provide basic healthcare benefits, they are dramatically different from one another. So let us break it down for you:

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Topics: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, What is Medicare?, What is Medicaid?

5 Rare Ways Original Medicare Will Cover Your Dental Costs

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 19, 2017 11:31:41 AM

Medicare coverage for dental services can be confusing, limited and leave many with immense, unaffordable out of pocket costs. As a Medicare beneficiary it is important to know what is covered by Medicare when it comes to dental care. Original Medicare will not cover dental care that is needed for the health of your teeth. This type of dental care includes...

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Topics: dental plan, Medicare Advantage plans, dental coverage, Medicare dental, dental insurance, dental health, Medicare Part C, senior dental, dental, Part C, Original Medicare, dental costs

5 Important Things To Consider If You Were Unable to Enroll in Medicare Due to This Year's Natural Disasters

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 15, 2017 12:39:24 PM

If you were impacted by this year's natural disasters, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those who have been affected by recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared emergencies or major disasters. CMS has also announced an extension of the Annual Election Period (AEP) for individuals impacted by a FEMA declared emergency through December 31st, 2017. We'll go over who is eligible to apply and in one states, as well as important documents you should have during your Medicare enrollment process. 


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Topics: Annual Enrollment Period, Special Enrollment Period, Annual Election Period, Prescription drug plans, Medicare Enrollment, 2017 Medicare Changes, Special Election Period

5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your WIll

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 4, 2017 12:05:32 PM
Most people wonder if they need a will, but many decide against having one drawn up because  they feel as though they don’t have enough assets to even bother.

A 2016 Gallup poll shows that only about 44% of American’s have wills.

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Topics: Trusted Senior Specialists, attorney, assets, finances, executor, will

Your 10 Most Inspiring and Hilarious Facebook Posts

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 4, 2017 10:45:00 AM

We gathered the top 10 most inspirational and hilarious Facebook posts that our Trusted Senior Specialists Facebook Family loved, liked and laughed at! Which one is your favorite?

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Topics: Facebook, TSS Fans

Changes to Medicare 2018-blog

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 1, 2017 5:22:16 PM

Did you know with the new year comes new changes to Medicare? With the changes to Medicare for 2018 recently being announced we are going to share what this means for you.

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, Medicare Premiums, Medicare Part B, medicare costs, Medicare Coverage, Compare Medicare Plans, Changes to Medicare

Fun Thanksgiving Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Nov 21, 2017 5:42:01 PM

Thanksgiving is one of America's most beloved holidays. We catch up with friends and family. We eat until our stomachs hurt. And we share what we're grateful for. Here are some fun facts to add to your Turkey day fun! Ask your family members if they knew any of these!

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Topics: holidays, Thanksgiving

Do's and Don'ts of AEP

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Oct 20, 2017 2:54:31 PM


If you are currently on Medicare there is no doubt that your mailbox and even your TV screen is full up on ads for enrolling in Medicare related insurance plans during this Annual Election Period.


AEP runs from October 15th to December 7th. Any plan changes made during this time will go into effect on January 1st of the coming year.

We want you to know that there are some do’s and don’ts you will want to heed before you make a commitment to a plan.

  • It is always best to call and speak with a Licensed Sales Agent. They are able to help you get answers to all of your important Medicare questions, as well as help you shop all plans that are available to you in your area. The bad news is that if you happen upon someone who works exclusively for one insurer you could get stuck in a plan that is inappropriate for you. It is best to find an agent who has your best interest at the forefront, and not just someone who is trying to sell a plan.
  • Your agent should help to ensure that all your doctors and medications are in the plan
  • Your agent should know about federal and state programs available to help those with financial limitations.
  • The agent should represent multiple plans and options
  • There are both federal and state laws that govern Medicare agents who are selling plans.

These laws bar them from things such as showing up to your house uninvited to sell or endorse any Medicare related product.

  • An agent or broker cannot offer you cash for your enrollment in a plan.
  • They also cannot legally charge you a fee to process your enrollment.

During an important time such as this you will want to go with an agent you can trust.

Don't just listen to us though, take it from our happy clients! Click the button below to hear what other people are saying about Trusted Senior Specialists.





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Topics: Medicare, AEP, Annual Election Period, Medicare Plans, What is Medicare?, What is AEP?, What is the Annual Election Period?, October 15, Trusted Senior Specialists

CMS ANNOUNCEMENT: Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Extended to December 31st.

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Oct 2, 2017 12:48:36 PM

via (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid)

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes - Deadline extended to December 31st. As a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make available special enrollment periods for all Medicare beneficiaries and certain individuals seeking health plans offered through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange.

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Topics: Medicare, CMS, Special Enrollment Period, Medicare Enrollment, hurricane harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria

Who We Are, What We Do and Why We Do It

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Sep 28, 2017 3:51:47 PM

*Michael and Melinda Wilhelm, Co-Founders of TSS

 For over 15 years Trusted Senior Specialists has prided themselves on being a dependable resource for Medicare beneficiaries.

Whether you are just starting out on your Medicare journey, or are looking to make changes during the Annual Enrollment Period or because of a life altering circumstance we are here to help.

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Topics: Original Medicare, Senior Blogs

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