How To Age Well

“Getting old ain’t for sissies,” that’s what my neighbor used to say.

The good news is there are many small things we can do daily to slow down the aging process.

Keep moving. Seven thousand steps or about 30 minutes of daily exercise seems to essential to staying healthy and aging well. A little bit of exercise daily goes a long way, we don’t need to go crazy working out.

Engage with others. Saying hello to others we encounter during daily errands or reconnecting with friends and family can provide a huge boost to our mental health and help us to enjoy life and to live longer.

Use your brain. Read books, listen to podcasts, do puzzles, try out a new recipe for jalapeno cornbread. Changing your routine and doing new things will improve your cognitive functioning and it could slow down the aging process.

Here’s an article with ideas on how to slow down the aging process.

And if you have questions about Medicare Insurance Coverage, book a time on my calendar here.

Attention Medicare Consumers!

As a Medicare Insurance Consumer, beware of big promises from Captain Kirk, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, JJ and all the others.

Big corporate call centers often promise the moon but once you sign up, you’ll rarely if ever talk to the same person again, you’ll be handed off to the dreaded “customer retention center.”

As the joke goes, when a customer calls in to these places to find out why things aren’t working:

Before you were a prospect, now you are customer!

With the Big 65 Medicare Insurance, you have a single point of contact, Karl Bruns-Kyler.

As broker working with all the different Medicare Insurance Plans, we don’t switch clients unless there is a reason.

And if you have a problem with the carrier and they won’t fix it, I’m here help, and we will make things right.

So if you want an agent who will be with you for life, book a time on my calendar here.

Do I Need To Review My Medicare Insurance Coverage?

I hope you are having a great week as the weather starts to turn cooler :).

The Medicare Annual Election Period begins in October.

In September, your current carrier should be sending you a copy of the Annual Notice of Changes.

Here, you will be able to read how your plan will be changing for 2022.

If you are not happy with the changes, or you are just unsure if your Medicare Insurance plan is still appropriate for you…

Book a time on my calendar here

Here is a link to the Medicare & You 2022 Handbook

Can you see the Medicare Stars?

Hello, this is Karl Bruns-Kyler with the Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you’re having a great week.

My wife Quantz and I are currently in Vienna and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Today I want to talk about the importance of medical ratings for providers.

Whether you are receiving home health care, or you have a family member in a long-term care facility, or you would simply like to know the ratings of the hospital where you are going to receive an outpatient procedure, you have options.

I am attaching a link to the Medicare.gov website where you can find the ratings for hospitals, home healthcare providers, long-term care facilities and medical service providers.

If the ratings for a provider is lower than 3 or 3.5 stars, you may want to consider other providers.

Ratings can change monthly so do your homework. Here is the link:

Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Other Providers Near You

The Annual Election Period begins in October.

If your medication’s have changed, if your doctors have changed, or if you’re hearing a lot about new plans and you’re just curious, book a time on my calendar pull out and I’ll be happy to review your options.

Book a time on my calendar here and we’ll talk soon.

Do You Have Mental Flexibility?

Hi, this is Karl with the Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services and I hope you’re having a great week.

My wife and I are in Iceland climbing a glacier near Reykjavik and today I want to talk about the importance of mental flexibility.

You know, it’s so easy to get lost in our heads when things go wrong for us.

This week, we were waiting for a tour to start, we went to the meeting place, we sat there for two hours and waited and stewed in our own anger.

Then we realized there was nothing we could do about it and how LUCKY we were to be here at all.

So remember, when you find yourself starting to get cranky, reframe and remember the good things that are going on, because there’s always something good!

Here’s a great article.

That’s it for this week, if you have questions about Medicare, book a time on my calendar here.