Medicare Annual Enrollment Ends December 7th

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC There are so many options to choose from when it comes to Medicare and it is very overwhelming. There are two basic things you will be looking at: Medicare Supplements or Medicare Advantage Plans. Medicare Supplements pay 2nd to Medicare. They follow Medicare wherever it goes. This… Read more »

Medicare Insurance Options from Bell Benefits

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC If you’re about to turn 65, or you are already 65 or older, you are very familiar with the marketing efforts of various insurance brokers and companies. You will have a flood of mailers targeting you to call or respond in some way to an unknown sender…. Read more »

Medicare Insurance Options

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC For anyone looking into the details of Medicare, the first thing that happens is eyes go crossed, tempers start to flare, and headaches begin. The confusion of Medicare is real. You are not alone. There are essentially two types of Medicare Insurance plans available to everyone: a… Read more »

Long Term Care and Medicare

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC As we age, we start to think of all the different things we may or may not have to deal with in our future. We might start to think about making sure our Will is in place, or making sure we have enough money to live on… Read more »

What is Extra Help and Do You Qualify?

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC Whenever a person first enrolls in Medicare, he/she usually receives an application for Extra Help. Extra Help is assistance from Social Security for people with limited resources and income to help cover the cost of prescription drug plans via monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and co-pays. Some people… Read more »

Beware of the “Look Alike”

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC In honor of National Look Alike Day (April 20th), I wanted to create an article giving awareness to Medicare Look Alikes. There are many different categories for this topic and I’d like to focus on one that truly stands out to me in my world as an… Read more »

Retiring After 65

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC So many people are working until their full retirement age to maximize their monthly Social Security income check. When this happens, generally enrolling in Medicare is delayed because of coverage from an Employee Group Health Plan (EGHP). If you have an EGHP that provides credible coverage for… Read more »

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC What can you do?? Medicare has so many rules about timing of when you can and cannot do things. Right now is another one of those time periods when you CAN do something. It’s called the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Jan… Read more »

Happy New Year from Bell Benefits

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Here’s to a wonderful and prosperous year for all of you. Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC As I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article, I started to think about resolutions. When it comes to Medicare, you might need a few reminders as to what your plan could do… Read more »

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC  With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ending on December 7, I thought I would give you a recap of all the different enrollment periods that you have as a Medicare beneficiary. First and foremost is your Initial Election Period (IEP).  This is when you turn… Read more »