Change is coming

Buona giornata and may this blog find you in great health 💪 with your Medicare insurance coverage 🏥 working properly.

Remember, if you have a Medicare question, email If there’s a big problem with your coverage or you want to shop your premiums, please book a time on my calendar and we’ll do our best to get it sorted, promise 😊☎️.

Well, Q took this picture while I was working and even though this looks like Venice, we are far from Italy.

Venice reproduction scene in Las Vegas.

We’re not in France either. We drove about 900 miles to attend a conference, guess where?

Eifel Tower reproduction in Las Vegas.

That’s right, viva Las Vegas! This was our first visit in almost 30 years. Don’t worry, I didn’t spend a single dollar gambling. As soon as the conference ended, we got the heck out of Vegas!

Most importantly, I learned a ton about upcoming changes in Medicare and some great ways to save money on medications.

People going to the Medicare Con conference in Las Vegas in April of 2024.

Finding affordable prescription drugs is one of the most challenging issues Medicare consumers face.

Whether you are in a Stand Alone Part D drug plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan with drug coverage, here are some steps you need to take to make sure you aren’t being over-prescribed and over-charged so you don’t fall off a cliff in Utah:

Karl Bruns-Kyler looking over a cliff in Utah.

• Every time you go to your doctor, grab a ziplock bag with EVERY ONE of your medications.

• In your appointment, pull out all of your medications in front of the doctor.

One by one, have your doctor confirm that you still need to be taking them all.

• According to a recent article, many Americans are taking more than five prescription drugs and this can lead to complications.

Quantz walking between two large rock structures.

If you are prescribed a new medication or need to refill an existing one, take the following steps:

Make sure you visit a preferred network pharmacy.

Ask your pharmacist if there is a generic alternative.

Compare the cash price (what the pharmacy would charge w/o insurance) versus how much you would pay if you used your insurance.

Check the cost of the medication using GoodRx, Amazon, and Cost Plus Drugs.

You have to be a savvy shopper or you will get lost in the wilderness.

Majestic mountains in the distance.

Now it’s possible you’ll do everything right and your drugs will still be obscenely priced. While at the conference, I learned about a company that might be able to help us reduce the cost for some medications.

Cori Allen of Canadian Medistore.

Meet Cori Allen, Regional Manager for the Canadian Medstore… based in Temple Terrace, Florida. This is an American Company that helps consumers legally source prescriptions domestically and internationally.

Canadian Medstore.

This will NOT replace your prescription drug coverage and you need to do your own due diligence, but it may be a helpful tool to reduce the cost of some of your prescriptions drugs (Sally, this means you).

So, if you are in a tight spot with your medications and you’ve tried everything else…

Quantz balanced between two rocks.

You can click on this link to send an email to Cori.  Add your prescription name, dosage, and how many you take daily and they may be able to help.

Be sure to deal directly with Cori and please let me know if you have any success.

Plato with a new friend in Colorado.

Keep squeezing the juice out of life and look for ways to help others!

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Karl Bruns-Kyler
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Karl Bruns-Kyler is a Medicare insurance broker and independent Medicare agent licensed to help Medicare recipients in thirty states around the country, including:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina

The Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services does not offer every plan available in your area. Currently, we represent 10 organizations that offer 50 products in your area. Please contact or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.

Karl Bruns-Kyler of The Big 65 Medicare Insurance Agency.