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2018 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

The 2018 Medicare premiums and deductibles have been announced by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Below are some of the key changes that will be affecting Medicare beneficiaries. 70 percent of Medicare enrollees currently pay lower monthly Part B premiums due to the “hold harmless” provision, which prevents Medicare premiums rising more than the Social Security … [Read more...]

How to Find the Right Medicare Adviser

At 65 you can enroll for medicare for the first time. Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) starts three months before your 65th birthday, includes your birth month and ends 3 months after your 65th birthday. You have a total of 7 months to enroll in Medicare. Choosing a medicare plan can be a complex and frustrating process that could cost you time and money, if you make mistakes or wrong … [Read more...]

Medicare Open Enrollment 2017: Start Shopping Smart

2017 Medicare Open Enrollment started a few weeks ago, on October 15th. Which means, if you need to adjust your Medicare plan you will have until December 7th to shop, compare, and join a 2018 plan. What can you do in the medicare open enrollment period?

 Remember it’s not always about cost. You will need to determine if your coverage is appropriate for your needs swell as affordable. … [Read more...]

Medicare In California: Southern California Medicare is an independent Orange County (California) Medicare Insurance broker firm. We help you by providing caring, unbiased education and support. Therefore, you can make educated decisions about your Southern California Medicare insurance options. Let’s explore some facts and resources about Medicare in our state, California. Our resources page is also a great place to help answer … [Read more...]

Going on Vacation? Be Sure To “Pack” Your Travel Health Care!

If you are planning a vacation this summer you know there is a lot to do to get yourself ready. Book your tickets, make reservations, pack your suitcase, etc. Have you given any thought to checking to see what your travel health care or medical coverage is where you plan to travel? This can be an easy one to forget, but it is so important. A little bit of research before you go can save you … [Read more...]

How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B Enrollees

How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B enrollees Article Posted: 16 Oct 2017 08:49 AM PDT On Friday, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018 will see a 2 percent increase in benefits from 2017, resulting in the largest adjustment since 2012. The increase will affect more than 69 million people, including more than 8 million … [Read more...]

Medicare 101: How To Apply For Medicare Insurance

There are Three Ways to Apply For Medicare Insurance Most people don’t realize that there is a local Social Security office where they can go to apply for their Medicare Insurance. Did you also know you can apply online? Take a look at these three options available to you when applying for Medicare. If you have more questions or are ready to get started contact our Medicare experts today. … [Read more...]

Top Ten Medicare Mistakes

We have said this before, but Medicare can be confusing. It’s no wonder people make Medicare mistakes when enrolling or selecting plans. But sometimes these mistakes can end up being costly. AARP has compiled a list of the top ten mistakes made by seniors signing up for Medicare. Some mistakes are easily avoidable. As always, refer to an expert if you have questions or you want the peace of … [Read more...]

Summer Safety Tips: Protect Senior Skin From Sun

It’s summer and the sun is out! As a senior you need to practice summer safety. We have all heard that excessive sun exposure can age your skin. As a senior with already aged skin you cannot forget to continue protecting your skin from the sun. UV protection is important at every age, but especially as a senior. As you age your skin becomes weaker and struggles to defend against harmful UV … [Read more...]

Are Seniors Under Medicare Receiving Proper Coverage For Home Based Care?

Are you, or someone you know, currently on or seeking home based care through your Medicare Insurance? Because of your specific Medicare coverage options and/or private insurance plan you may be facing different challenges than others depending on where you live. Therefore, always check with a professional Medicare agent local to your area. experts work with individuals in … [Read more...]