Are you ready for the final flight?

May this blog post find you in great health with your Medicare Insurance working properly 😊.

Beautiful sky over the Annual Election Period.

Just in case your phone isn’t illegally ringing off the hook, the Annual Election Period began last week and I keep hearing all the bogus call centers are bugging the snot out of everybody.

Remember to book a time here if we need to talk or update your Medicare insurance coverage or if your friends and family need help. If everything is working fine, ignore the noise.

Remember: anyone who calls YOU about Medicare without permission is BREAKING THE LAW. Ask for their insurance license number and watch them disappear 👿.

Hunters in Canada in the very early morning of the day.

My little brother Haas and his buddies fulfilled a lifetime bucket list event: bird hunting in Saskatoon, Canada. And though I’m not a hunter anymore, I was pretty dang impressed by their adventure.

A brown hunting dog eagerly awaits the hunt in Canada.

Ten friends, two dogs, 2,300 decoys, plus gear, traveled 5,300 miles to Saskatoon, Canada to do what they love doing.

White decoys in a Canadian field.

For six days, they got up early, scouted terrain, set up decoys, coordinated plans and had the adventure of their lives.

A brown hunting dog holding a bird in its mouth.

You can see it in their smiles… the joy and the happiness that comes from doing things that are meaningful for you. What are you waiting for?

A group of men making a toast to the beginning of the Annual Election Period.

Last weekend, I travelled to the Shenandoah Valley and paid my respects at the wake of a friend.

Jann White memorial in Virginia.

Jann was one of those people everyone loved. She was kind, compassionate, delightful, and the person who always lit up the room just by showing up.

Jann White memorial in Virginia.

Friends and family shared memories and listened to her favorite songs. We told stories, shared drinks, savored delicious marzipan cupcakes and remembered Jann with love, laughter, and tears. It was a beautiful afternoon.

A life of joy means every bite is the best thing ever.

Most of us don’t know when we’re going to die, but we do know it is going to happen, so do your family a favor…be prepared. Don’t leave them in the lurch.

  • Create a will and designate beneficiaries.
  • Complete Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney.
  • Organize your important documents and have passwords and logons in a file.
  • Manage your debts and make sure your family knows how to handle them.
  • Write down and discuss your funeral and burial plans.
  • Talk openly with your family about your end of life plans.
  • Write down your personal wishes and important information.

This list is not all inclusive but it’s a start. Here’s a link that may be helpful.

Every time I lose a friend, a family member or a client, I try to remember that Latin phrase, memento mori, meaning…

A gentleman playing with his dog and savoring the meaning of life.

Remember you must die.” The lives we are given pass so quickly it’s helpful to use these encounters to move us forward, to keep us focused on what remains, what can be done, what we still have the passion to do.

Dr. Rob Kyler of Staunton, Virginia enjoying the great outdoors and preparing for The Annual Election Period.

Five years ago this summer, my older brother severed his spinal cord in a biking accident. How easy it would have been for him to have defined his life by this event.

Dr. Rob Kyler playing paddleball with friends.

Instead, Robert chose to use this brush with death and adversity as wake up call to continue living, and living well, living a life of service, as a physician and a mentor, and a life of activity.

Rob Kyler enjoying fall pumpkins as Medicare's Annual Election Period looms in the near future.

Never pretend life is easy, but it is an adventure, a combination of the hand we are dealt and how we choose to play the cards. Play with intention and choose your partners wisely.

Q in Armenia.

Keep squeezing the juice out of life!

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

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