Medicare Advisors of Alabama

More than Just a Client

Helping people with Medicare is a passion of mine, but it can be a boring topic. Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part B, Plan F, when to enroll, and figuring out how to pay for it all are just some of the things discussed daily. However, sometimes I meet special people who make this job awesome and this world a better place.

Two of those special clients who have become my friends are Michael and Lou. Both gentlemen are great people who have hearts to serve others in their community. In many of my Medicare Education classes I talk about being a resource to those around you. There’s a lot of extra help available for people with limited income in the form of subsidies and pharmaceutical assistance. Without people like Michael and Lou telling their neighbors and friends about what’s available and who to contact, many people would be paying more than they should for their insurance and prescriptions. I’m proud that so many of my clients have become my friends and to have folks like Lou and Michael in my corner and yours.

Learn what types of help is available in your community and become a resource to your circle of influence. You just never know who all you could help.

Eric

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Sign Up for Medicare Part B

Fantastic in-depth article from the New York Times by Paula Span about when to sign up for Medicare without penalties. Every person’s situation is unique, so don’t get bad advice. We’re local, we’re free, and we can help you decide what to do. Call us, come to a class, or schedule a one-on-one meeting to learn your options. Call us at (205)704-9020 or send us an email.

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Pre-Retirees Fail This Medicare Quiz

Great Medicare article and quiz from CNBC.

If you’re approaching retirement age, deciding when to go on Medicare and what to choose can be overwhelming. Medicare Advisors of Alabama can help!

Contact us today to teach a Medicare 101 class at your company, church, or community center. We can also meet with you one-on-one to look at your individual options at absolutely no cost or obligation.

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Changes to MediGap Plans Coming Soon

We’ve all heard the famous quote from Heraclitus, “The Only Thing That is Constant is Change.” That was true in 500 BC and it’s still true today.

Changes are coming to Medicare in 2020. Read this article from Kiplinger’s. It discusses the changes and what we can do to prepare. 2020 seems like a long way off, but will be here before we know it.

Contact us at anytime if you’d like to learn about more changes.

Until then,

Eric

https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T039-C001-S001-two-medigap-plans-to-be-phased-out.html

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Medicare and COBRA Doesn’t Mix.

I get questions quite often from employees who are considering retirement after age 65 about taking COBRA instead of Medicare. That would be a really bad idea. Check out this article from Forbes about the dangers of choosing COBRA over Medicare after age 65. As always if you’re trying to decide what to do don’t hesitate to contact us.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianeomdahl/2019/02/04/medicare-danger-over-65-and-considering-cobra/#6b188ade71de

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