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The Boomer Blog

Field of Dreams

If you know me, you know I don’t watch much TV nor many movies, but I DO often think of the Field of Dreams line “If you build it; they will come”. We’re building it; they’re coming. I’m reflecting this holiday weekend over coffee and wow, has it been a whirlwind five months!  Again, as...
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Medicare Advantage Plans

Sooooo, people think that we “don’t like” Medicare Advantage plans.  Welllll, that’s incorrect.  What we don’t like is the fact that many, many, many of those that we meet age 65 and over aren’t quite presented TWO products as their avenues to “supplement” their Medicare coverage. Pull out the 2018 Medicare & You Handbook. Page...
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Mistakes

We have days in a row where we just seem to hit mistake after mistake after mistake in Medicare-Land. A CPA asked me to call a client with a Medicare issue.  During the phone call, I learned that he has a small business – under 20 employees, is well past age 65 and had not...
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Caregiving, long term care and more!

I saw this picture on Linked In with the statistic related to caregiving – that 14% of caregivers are over age 65.  I talked with a person this week who is that caregiver. To both parents. Her full-time job is caregiving.  Amazing is all I can say. So, I watch as this person tries to...
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Timing

Timing can be critical with an impending Medicare decision.  Case in point.  We had a referral to us yesterday that is turning 66 this month.  He said “I’m ready to do Medicare now”.  After listening to his story, he said that last year – as he was approaching age 65 – he was “hounded” by...
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Wow!

Sometimes even I am surprised how much money can be saved in getting Medicare “done” right. Small groups (under 20 employees) can move those that are over age 65 to a group Medicare supplement plan.  I just quoted one today. I am recommending moving three people to this type of plan and the savings are...
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Medicare’s Two Surprises

Ok, so there are far more than only TWO Medicare surprises, but I’m going to start with the big two! I met with a new to me couple yesterday.  They are both over 65.  One person is actively working and one is retired.  The actively working person will be retiring this year sooooo, it’s time...
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Medigap Policies

Why I like Medigap…..! I checked in recently via text message with a client that began his Medicare policy with my on 4/1/17.  I always remember this fellow because of his dry sense of humor, his pure skepticism and his wit that has led us to become buddies. So, I sent him a text a...
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medicare confusion

Where to Go?

When you turn 65 in the US, you are now eligible for Medicare coverage. You are eligible. Eligible. That doesn’t mean that you have to go and sign up. That doesn’t mean that you should go and sign up. It only means that you are eligible. What it does mean, in my opinion, is to...
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