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Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Navigating Medicare can be overwhelming. Especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. If you’re considering a Medicare plan, you probably have a lot of questions. I’ve worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare plans for several years. Here are some frequently asked questions. Q: What should I know

By |2018-11-19T09:42:45+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

There are nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers to loved ones in the United States, and 72 percent are taking care of a family member age 50 or older. If you are a caregiver to someone who is Medicare eligible, here's a guide to assessing plan options and advocating on their behalf, especially during the Annual

By |2018-11-12T08:50:33+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. 1. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to

By |2018-10-23T11:17:09+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

Here’s what to expect at a Medicare seminar

If you’re close to retirement or already retired, you probably have received numerous invitations in the mail for events around town. Seminar? Open House? Consultation? The invitations are coming to you because it’s close to the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare. Navigating the requests can be time-consuming, so here’s a quick guide of everything

By |2018-10-02T09:10:46+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what to expect at a Medicare seminar

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

When it comes to choosing a plan, each person’s needs are unique. To better understand the different features of Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement, here is a short guide.                         Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a health plan that provides all

By |2018-09-25T11:36:53+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

Traveling to an international destination is exciting but it can be stressful. The peace of mind knowing that you’re covered in the event of unforeseen circumstances while traveling overseas may be well worth the cost of an insurance plan. Travel insurance and travel medical insurance sound similar and they both help protect you when you’re

By |2018-04-23T10:07:34+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

Options are out there for Medicare recipients

Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from now until Dec. 7.  During this time, Medicare recipients can evaluate their current plans and shop around for other options. Doing a little homework now can save you a lot of time and hassle down the road — and it might save you some money. The first step is

By |2017-11-01T11:23:51+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Options are out there for Medicare recipients

Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

You don’t think about it until you have to:  retirement.  As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends.  When are you going to retire?  What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire? 

By |2017-10-26T14:55:41+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to have

By |2017-12-11T15:46:14+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care

It’s time to take a look at how we shop for coverage and services related to our own health. We may not be able to control healthcare costs but we can become educated and take steps to control what we spend on it. Here are 5 ways to be savvy with your health care: Know

By |2017-10-23T09:02:59+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on 5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care