2024May

2024 Medicare Supplements – Plan G vs. Plan N

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There’s no denying that healthcare is expensive, and keeps getting more expensive. Medicare provides a shield for your hard-earned savings, but it can’t cover every cost. Medicare Supplements exist to provide additional coverage for leftover Medicare costs – they can be absolutely essential for keeping overall healthcare costs lower. When

Aetna Fitness Reimbursement Benefit Update

Hello! We have a public service announcement regarding NEW changes to Aetna’s Fitness Reimbursement Benefit. If you are currently enrolled in an AETNA Medicare Advantage Plan through us (Senior Benefit Services), you should know that there was a slight change to one of the benefits. While you should have also

2024Apr

Creativity In Retirement

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After dedicating your adult life to a career, retiring can seem overwhelming in its own ways. While having the time to do and try new things is one of the many joys that comes with retiring, figuring out what you want to do can be challenging. Procrastinating on your choices

2024Mar

COVID CATCH-UP: Medical care spikes post-pandemic

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Few events in recent memory have shaken the world quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. Aftershocks from the pandemic are still being felt today, long after the public health emergency’s end was declared by the CDC. From the price of basic necessities to housing, the economy is still suffering from record

2024Feb

Leave a Lasting Legacy

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Leave a lasting legacy, not a financial burden. Legacy Safeguard was created to provide you and your loved ones with legacy planning, guidance, assistance and support. Half of American households say they would feel the financial impact from the loss of their primary wage earner. Legacy Safeguard Membership Overview Legacy
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2024Jan

Taxes and Retirement – What’s Taxable?

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America’s tax system can be complicated and opaque, to say the least. After dedicating your life to a career (or several careers!) and finally reaching your hard-earned retirement, you might be wondering what parts of your retirement income are taxable. As is the case with most other tax questions, it’s

2023Oct

2024 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums + Deductibles Announced!

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CMS just made an extremely important announcement! 2024 Premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for Medicare Part A & B were just announced on October 12th. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will be $174.70 in 2024. Part B (Outpatient Medical Insurance)2024 CostDifference from 2023Annual Deductible$240+$14 (was $226)Part B Premiums

2024 Cost of Living Adjustment Announced!

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Today, the Social Security Administration made one of its most important announcements of the year!  The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) has increased by 3.2% for 2024. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will also increase by 3.2% in 2024. Increased payments for approximately 7.5 million people receiving SSI will begin on

2023Sep

Wheelchairs, Scooters, & Medicare

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Did you know that there are currently about 2.7 million wheelchair users in the US? Under Medicare Part B, you can qualify for fully covered or partially covered Durable Medical Equipment (also known as DME). Durable Medical Equipment encompasses items like wheelchairs and scooters, but also includes oxygen equipment, blood

2023Jul

Short-Term Care Coverage vs. Long-Term Care Coverage: What’s right for you?

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In life, we all have times when we need to recover from something. Be it an injury, surgery, or other health complication, these periods of time can be incredibly stressful. Short-term care insurance and long-term care insurance serve to protect you and your hard-earned savings during these periods of recovery.
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2023May

Cancer Coverage: What’s right for you?

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Few diseases affect as many people worldwide as cancer does. Cancer comes in a multitude of forms, each with their own treatments and costs associated with them. The data on cancer is concerning, especially for Medicare-aged individuals. Cancer is much more likely to affect people over the age of 65,