With October on the horizon, it’s time for seniors to prepare for that annual checkup – on their health, as well as existing health insurance plans. “Ask yourself ‘Is my current plan meeting my needs or is there something better out there?’ You want to maximize your coverage and dollars, and make sure you’re in
They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused
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
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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Medicare Advantage plans will be available in nine additional eastern Nebraska counties in 2019, bringing the total to 15. “This expansion provides more choices from a local, experienced health insurance carrier,” said Tom Gilsdorf, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Director of Medicare. “When you have options
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
For those new to Medicare, the pieces and parts of the various plans can be confusing. This 10-point primer is just what the doctor ordered to help anyone age 65 and older through the annual election period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Courtesy Jay Reilly
If you’re around the age of 64, you almost certainly remember the heyday of the Beatles. Their 1967 song, “When I’m Sixty Four,” laments getting older, pondering, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” Fortunately, our attitudes about aging and what is considered “old” have evolved since the '60s.