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


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


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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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,



SBS Turns 48!

Back in March of 1975, our company was born – making us 48 years old this year!  And we’re feeling GREAT. The longevity of 48 years would not be possible without our amazing agents, staff, and clients – so we can’t go without first giving a HUGE shoutout to each



I enrolled in a new plan this past fall, what’s next?

If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA) or a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) this past fall (Oct 15th – Dec 7th 2022), you may still have a few questions. Here are a few of the most common ones we have received from