Baby Boomers are Largely Ignoring Their Potential Need for Long-Term Care

According to a recent study, just 18% of Baby Boomers are placing a high priority on planning for receiving nursing or long-term care during retirement. Yet, in the same group of people, 45% expected they would need long-term care at some point.

High Numbers of Successful Appeals for Denied Medicare Advantage Claims Raise Concerns

Despite all the extra benefits and low premiums, not everything may be rosy with Medicare Advantage plans. The Office of Inspector General found that 75% of denied Medicare Advantage plan claims are successfully appealed immediately upon review.

"Should I Review My Medicare Coverage?" Look for These Three Red Flags

Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to review and change their coverage — either a Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Just one simple plan change could literally save your clients thousands in the coming year!

Save Your Clients' Thousands By Getting to Know Medicare's Open Enrollment Period

Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to review and change their coverage — either a Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Just one simple plan change could literally save your clients thousands in the coming year!

VIDEO: 3 Common Medicare Mistakes For People Still Working at Age 65

It used to be that, at age 65, people would retire and get Medicare. Not any longer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 9 million Americans 65 or older reported being employed full- or part-time. And still working at Medicare age comes with costly and complicated traps.

VIDEO: 3 Costly Medicare Mistakes & How to Help Your Clients Avoid Them

In this recording of a live webinar featuring nationally-recognized Medicare expert, Diane J. Omdahl, RN, MS, you’ll learn how you can help your clients avoid three of the most costly Medicare mistakes.

Financial Planners Need to Know Their Medicare Stuff

But, that does not mean that you have to have all those Medicare regulations memorized...

If you're like most financial professionals today, you most likely get questions from your clients (or prospective clients) about Medicare.

Unfortunately, these professionals tell us that they best they can do to help their clients is to refer them to Medicare.gov, a local Social Security office or an insurance agent. ...Not exactly an ideal way to handle questions from valued clients.