The new, healthy kind of midlife crisis

A shiny red sports car. Bottles of supplements. Even a bit of plastic surgery. These are the stereotypical signs of what’s long been known as the midlife crisis.   In truth, only about 10 to 20% of adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s revisit their youthful rebellion. But the middle years are undoubtedly a time of transition—and opportunity. Here’s how to make changes for the … Continue reading The new, healthy kind of midlife crisis

{Video} Alzheimer’s: A Public Health Crisis

Alzheimer’s disease is an under-recognized public health crisis with the number of people expected to be diagnosed doubling every 20 years. Watch this episode of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden to hear about the disease and its emotional toll from a caregiver and public health perspective. Continue reading {Video} Alzheimer’s: A Public Health Crisis

Preparing for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage

There are many things you get to enjoy in retirement, like your evening walk and watching the leaves on the trees changing color. Getting a mailbox full of packets and postcards is likely not one of them. Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2021 Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time when you can sign up for certain types … Continue reading Preparing for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage

What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Select plan?

Medicare Supplement Insurance is a type of health insurance plan that helps cover the gaps in Original Medicare. Gaps include coinsurance, copayments and deductibles. Original Medicare, Parts A and B, is offered by the federal government while Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance carriers. Medicare Select plans are a type of supplement plan in a service area that offers a lower monthly premium … Continue reading What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Select plan?

Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

With the exit of the popular Medicare Supplement Plans C and F as part of the government implementation of MACRA, those eligible for Medicare after January 1, 2021, are looking to the next best option. For most, that option is Plan G. The only difference is with Plan G beneficiaries are responsible for paying the Part B deductible ($233 in 2022). It offers great value … Continue reading Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

Staying healthy in retirement

Retirement can look drastically different for many people. You might use this time to travel, spend time with your family, learn a new hobby or just relax. One thing we all know is that retirement doesn’t mean you have to slow down – or that you should! You’ve made it to the Good Life, so here’s how to stay healthy and get the most out … Continue reading Staying healthy in retirement

Medicare eligibility and enrollment

You work sun up to sun down most of your life so you can finally get to the Good Life of retirement. No more alarm clocks and deadlines. The Good Life is different for each of us and how you enjoy retirement is personal to you. Just like the Good Life is personal to you, your Medicare enrollment dates depend on your specific situation. While … Continue reading Medicare eligibility and enrollment

How Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans stack up to build the best coverage for you

Does you calendar have an important date soon approaching? If your 65th birthday is close, this exciting time can signal a change in your health insurance and how you will get medical care moving forward. While most Americans are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A, it alone may not cover all of your healthcare costs. Parts B, C and D are voluntary programs that provide … Continue reading How Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans stack up to build the best coverage for you