Category: Medicare

Medicare advertising under scrutiny so Bee careful.

Bee Careful About Medicare Marketers

Medicare Advertising Under Scrutiny:  Bee Careful An article in the Wall Street Journal recently caught my attention with this headline: Celebrity Medicare Sales Pitches Are Toned Down After Scrutiny Although Medicare advertising is under scrutiny, we are finally beginning to see a clamp down on some of the hyper-annoying and misleading advertising.  BUT – Medicare […]

Changes in Drug Coverage

I hope your Medicare coverage is working correctly.  Today, I want to discuss changes in Medicare drug coverage. After a recent trip to the Kroger pharmacy, the pharmacist alerted one of my clients they are no longer accepting Goodrx discount cards. It’s important to due your due diligence before filling any prescription. Check with your […]

Alzheimer’s & Influenza

Most of us are pretty comfortable receiving the flu vaccine. It saves lives and it’s been around forever. Here’s even better news:  An annual flu vaccine may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study recently published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, individuals who were vaccinated yearly over an extended period had up to […]

This Changes Everything

As a Medicare Insurance Broker, I speak with clients regularly and hear the stories of loved ones dying. We all are going to die; everyone we know will eventually die as well.  End of life planning can help. How we frame this experience can make a huge difference. One of the best pieces of advice […]

Don’t Pay Your Medicare Bills Until You Are Sure They Are Right!

Recently, one of my Medicare clients received a $50,000 bill for a hospital stay. I hate to say it but… It’s not that unusual for medical billing to be incorrect. When a client in Ohio received the $50k hospital bill, I had to jump in. After a couple of calls and a long time on […]

Get A Second Opinion On Elective Surgery

May this note find you in good health and with your Medicare Insurance working properly. This week I was chatting with a client who was planning to have serious surgery and I encouraged him to watch this video. I wanted him to take some time understanding all of his options because another client had suffered […]

You Can’t Pick Your Family!

May this note find you in good health with your Medicare insurance working properly. An important part of aging well includes maintaining healthy relationships. Studies have shown that individuals with close connections to their community and their families to tend to be healthier and happier. So look for ways to stay connected and if you […]

Try New Things

I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits with your Medicare coverage working properly. If it isn’t, or you’re tired of working with the faceless insurance call centers (where you are just a number), Book a time on my calendar to get concierge Medicare insurance service. Spring has finally sprung and yours […]

Medicare and International Travel

Hello everyone, it’s Karl with The Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you’re having a great week! Today’s topic, Medicare and international travel. This morning, a client let me know of an upcoming trip to Italy. He wanted to know if Medicare would cover him or would it be necessary to purchase additional […]

Watch Out For Skilled Nursing Facilities!

  Hey everyone, it’s Karl with the Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you are having a great week. Today, I want to talk about preparing for a positive outcome if you end up in a skilled nursing facility. If you have outpatient surgery or a hospital surgery, and the post follow up […]