Senior Care Insurance Services

By Woodrow Wilcox On May 30, 2019, I received mail which confirmed that I had saved a client from Wheatfield $232 by catching a mistake on a medical bill. Our client went to a doctor who ordered some laboratory work. The laboratory filed a claim with Medicare without giving information that justified the service medically. You can’t just ask Medicare to pay for a service that you want. You must have…

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9 Benefits of Senior Living Communities for Active Older Adults K. Grossman As a senior citizen, the thought of moving out of your family home can be daunting. You may treasure the home in which you have raised your family or spent the majority of your life. Such a dwelling is filled with comforting memories. However, you may discover that planning a move to a community for active older adults can…

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One Weird Way Sugar Is Good for Your Health Jermane Cooper You may have heard that honey can heal wounds. It was used during ancient times as a wound dressing because of its antimicrobial capabilities. However, if only a few people know about honey as a healing agent, even fewer people know that sugar is one as well. In fact, in more remote parts of the world, sugar is something of a staple when it…

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By Woodrow Wilcox On June 4, 2019, I helped a retired doctor with a medical bill. Together, we made phone calls to Medicare, his insurance company, and a hospital in Illinois that was billing him for $2,343.95. The retired doctor is from near Valparaiso, Indiana. The first two phone calls to Medicare and his insurance company were to narrow the possible causes of the big, unpaid bill. Once I confirmed…

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11 Medications That Cause Memory Loss K. Grossman Prescription and over-the-counter medications are useful for many maladies, from aches and pains to diabetes to heart conditions. Unfortunately, the very medications that treat one problem can affect the body in ways that lead to other issues. There is so much focus today on the problems of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and the plain old brain fog…

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By Woodrow Wilcox On June 24, 2019, I helped a client from Dyer, Indiana. He had retired and used our insurance agency to select a Medicare supplement insurance policy. But, his claims were not getting to his insurer and he was getting bills that he did not expect. I reviewed the papers that he brought to our office and made two phone calls with him. In each phone call, he granted permission for me…

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By Woodrow Wilcox Currently, there is a lot of misunderstanding about Standard Plan F Medicare supplement policies. Some of our clients have been misled. Here is the truth about Plan F policies. Anyone born after January 1, 1955 will not be able to buy a Plan F Medicare supplement policy. But, people born before that date CAN buy or keep their Plan F policies. Recently, a client contacted our agency…

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By Woodrow Wilcox On July 16, 2019, I helped a sweet but confused widow from Portage, Indiana. She thought that Medicare would pay for almost everything. But, she got and paid a bill over $8,000 for care for her late husband. The widow was confused about the policy that her late husband had. Technically, he did not have “Medicare”. He did not have a Medicare supplement insurance policy either. His…

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7 Often Ignored Signs of Breast Cancer Justin Parker Breast cancer awareness is at an all-time high, and most women are keenly aware of the potential threat that they’ll develop it. Breast cancer screening programs are readily available and are credited, along with the increased awareness, for five-year breast cancer survival rates have risen from about 75% in 1980 to over 90% today. However, while…

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By Woodrow Wilcox On June 11, 2019, I wrote a letter to a doctor’s office for a client with a medical billing problem. There were so many problems with the bill, that I suspected fraud. But, I did not suspect the doctor of fraud. I suspected the billing service that the doctor used. Here is part of the letter that I wrote. I am writing to you to help your firm keep a good reputation. Our client sent…

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