Original Medicare Vs. Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage

Every day, 10,000 adults in the US reach age 65, making them eligible to enroll in Medicare. But for many, this process only brings with it more confusion and nerves. According to a study from the National Council on Aging, more than a quarter of respondents expecting to start Medicare said that they feel “nervous” about enrolling; another 14 percent described themselves as “overwhelmed.” What’s…

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Preparing for Open Enrollment 2019

Trying to get ready for the health insurance Open Enrollment Period for 2019 and not sure where to start? Let’s talk all things Open Enrollment: dates, key information to know, and the steps you can take to prepare in advance. “What Is Open Enrollment?” The Open Enrollment Period (sometimes shortened to OEP) is the one time of year when the Health Insurance Marketplace is open,…

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I’m Turning 26. How Do I Find a Health Insurance Plan?

Turning 26 should be a time to celebrate with family and friends. But for millions of people around the country, turning 26 means something a little more intimidating: losing health insurance coverage through their parents’ plan. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young adults are allowed to remain covered by their parents’ health insurance plans up until they turn 26 years old. So, for many…

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7 Superfoods for a Healthier Brain

Looking to stay mentally sharp? Did you know that stimulating and protecting your brain could start with what you eat? In fact, a 2017 study on brain health and nutrition from the AARP found that “adults who eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables report healthier brains and better mental well-being than those who don’t eat those healthy foods.” Whether you’re looking to slow the…

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Talking With Your Parents About Their Insurance Coverage

Have you talked with your parents about their health and life insurance coverage? It’s an important conversation to have — even if it’s not always the easiest talk to get started. Americans Are Growing Older Did you know that, on average, 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day? As you may have seen firsthand, the population is aging at a remarkable rate. In…

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