Medicare vs Medicaid

Medicare vs Medicaid

Medicare? Medicaid? We hear about these programs all the time thinking they go hand in hand. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t, so let’s take a look and see how they work separately or together. In basic terms, Medicare and Medicaid are two separate...
Turning 65 in the Next Year?

Turning 65 in the Next Year?

Where did the time go? Seems like you were just getting out of high school, and now your friends are talking up the 50th reunion in a few years. Geez!  So here you are,  on the cusp of the BIG 6 – 5!! And maybe even retirement. Congratulations! One thing...
Medicare and 2020

Medicare and 2020

The One Thing that is a certainty in life is death and taxes. And of course, the fact that everything costs more, right?  Social Security gives you a raise and Medicare take’s it back. Look, I know you’ve been bombarded with information about changes, and with...
Marriage and Medicare — Decisions for Retiring Couples

Marriage and Medicare — Decisions for Retiring Couples

Probably the last thing a young couple is thinking about as they stand at the alter is Medicare. Hopefully they’ll be fortunate enough to have sailed through the years leading up to retiring together.  We’re going to talk about things you need to consider as a...
Medicare Advantage Plans – The Nuts and Bolts

Medicare Advantage Plans – The Nuts and Bolts

When faced with having to make decisions that affect your healthcare AND your pocketbook the best approach is to start gathering information. When someone says “let me give you the nuts and bolts” of something you’re going to get information on how things work –...
Alphabet Soup – Defining Medicare Part A, B, C

Alphabet Soup – Defining Medicare Part A, B, C

If you are approaching age 65, then you’ve probably already received an overload of information on Medicare through ads, emails and the internet. It can be stressful when you know you have to make decisions on a variety of things and there are deadlines looming. We...