Is Medicare Advantage “Actually” Free?

Medicare Advantage is becoming more and more popular with America’s seniors. In fact, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 40% of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. But what is it? How does it work? And is it really free? Let’s start from the top. Medicare Advantage Plans are [...]

By |2021-04-26T17:00:41+00:00April 13th, 2021|Insurance, Retirement Planning|

Five Common Medicare Misconceptions That Can Impact Your Retirement

"Medicare planning is a complicated and confusing process. Be sure you understand all of this benefit's nuances and can separate fact from fiction."  Brad Rhodes Medicare is an essential element of any successful retirement. Yet, it is often poorly understood. In my capacity as a Medicare planner, I am continually astounded by how many false [...]

By |2021-04-07T22:02:49+00:00April 7th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

If You Are Approaching 65 You Should Know Your Medicare Options.

"Medicare can be a very complex, confusing subject. Still, it is an essential component of your retirement. A basic grasp of Medicare will help you make better retirement and income decisions."-Bill Duggan If you are nearing 65, you may be thinking about making the best choices concerning Medicare. Since it is a government program, you [...]

By |2021-04-13T21:54:06+00:00April 7th, 2021|Insurance, Retirement Planning|

How Medicare Benefits Fit Into Your Retirement Plan

You’ve contributed to Medicare your entire life. Now it’s time to claim the benefits you have earned, right? As convenient as that would be, the answer is not so clear. Medicare is government-subsidized health insurance for those age 65 and above and specific individuals on disability. Not all of Medicare is free. Let’s take a [...]

By |2021-03-19T00:25:55+00:00March 17th, 2021|Retirement Planning|

Health Planning For Retirement

Consider health planning when thinking about retirement planning   Health Planning For Retirement: Frequently Asked Questions You may think that retirement is a long way off, especially if you’ve recently changed jobs, started a family or are sending children to college. While planning for retirement may not necessarily be at the top of your to-do [...]

By |2020-04-14T19:22:23+00:00February 6th, 2019|Retirement Planning|