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May this note find you well and giving thanks in these times of uncertainty.

The Medicare Annual Election Period has ended and things are finally calming down.

It’s nice to have some down time and to prepare for the new year.

While with my brother at an outdoor Christmas Market a few days ago, we heard an old friend complain about how annoying the Christmas Season has become.

“I can’t believe how early they start playing carols, right after Halloween! It’s awful. And the commercialization? It’s so depressing. What’s the point of even celebrating anymore?”

Life is about perspective.

Now the person who made these comments is actually a fairly remarkable, kind and giving person.

But her frustration was coming from where she was putting her focus.

No doubt the holidays are more commercialized than ever. The commercials are certainly louder.

But focusing on the things that are wrong instead of the things that are right is a habit that began time out of mind.

It was necessary when we walked the savannahs staying away from predators, but less important in the suburbs.

So, if you find yourself in a state of frustration or grief at the way things are, be it with your family, your life or the holidays, try this…

Do something nice for someone else.

Volunteering, good deeds and kindness are the salves that heal us and everyone who is touched by them.

Cook dinner for a friend.

Volunteer at a shelter.

Help a shut in with errands.

Forgive an acquaintance who did you wrong and start fresh.

Little gifts over a long period of time will improve your health and your happiness.

Here’s an article with the science on why giving is good for you.

Let me know how it works for you.

And if you have questions about Medicare Insurance…

Book a time on my calendar here.

How a Public Adjuster can save your bacon$!

I hope this note finds you in great health and excellent spirits in these times of fire, hurricanes and madness. Are you finding ways to take care of yourself and family?

Even though my focus is Medicare Insurance and helping consumers shop for coverage, I am always looking for ways to help people save money and protect themselves from risk.

Speaking of fire and hurricanes, thanks to Rob, a pilot in Texas. He explained to me how to make certain you don’t get ripped off by your insurance company the next time something happens to your house or your property.

Click on the link and give it a listen.

Until my conversation with Rob, I had never even heard of a Public Adjuster. Their role can vary depending on the state you live in.  And even though most Property and Casualty Insurance companies are honorable and easy to work with, some insurance companies will try to wear you down and underpay if they think that they can get away with it.

If it makes sense, a licensed Public Adjuster can be your advocate to make certain you and your family are made whole after a catastrophic event. Rob said that hiring one in Texas made the insurance company pay out thousands more. So read this article by clicking this link and learn how to protect yourself and your family.

The Medicare Annual Election Period is coming fast, October 1st. Your plan benefits for 2021 will be arriving then and you can read about what’s going to change. Interesting stuff is coming down the pike, so keep an eye out. We can make changes from October 15th to December 7th.

So tell your friends and family to call or book a time on my calendar below. Referrals are the lifeblood of my business so let me know who I can help.

And most important, send me pictures of your critters for the newsletter, that’s what I love.

Stay safe, do a good deed for a stranger, and let’s talk soon!

There is no them, there is only us!

I hope this note finds you in great health and excellent spirit, despite the madness of the times. This joke I heard sums it up this year:

A guy walks into a bar in New Orleans and says, “Give me two Hurricanes and a Corona.”

The bartender responds, “That’ll be $20.20!”

Many of you know my wife and I have been exploring the Northwest to celebrate her retirement and loving it. We’ve had some amazing adventures and also some very strange encounters.

Click on the video picture below and hear what I learned that truly gives me hope.

May we remember there is no them, there is only us. Time and time again, I have watched strangers perform incredible acts of kindness, helping to repair cars, sharing food, donating time and money and doing good deeds.

Do not be fooled by stories of the extreme that are designed to polarize, divide and conquer us. When Americans connect with each other, face to face, one on one, we show compassion, we forgive imperfections and we accept differences. Differences are the fabric that makes our nation great, Epluribus Unum, out of many, one. This is not an easy motto to live by but it sure is a great one.

The Medicare Annual Election Period is seven weeks away. How is your plan working? Are you happy? Do we need to make changes? If so let me know and remind your friends to check in with me.