Medicare Blog Posts

What to Do for Health Insurance While You're Waiting on Medicare

What to Do for Health Insurance While You're Waiting on Medicare

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 30, 2016 in Life Transitions

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older, and for some younger Americans who have a qualifying disability. The program was originally designed to take over for health insurance in retirement after employer coverage has ended, but has grown to be the go-to health plan for adults over 65.... Read More ...

Study: Women's Health and Coverage Both Decline Following Divorce

Study: Women's Health and Coverage Both Decline Following Divorce

Posted by Andrea Emerson on February 17, 2016 in Life Transitions

A study by the University of Michigan titled Divorce and Women's Risk of Health Insurance Loss reported that roughly 115,000 American women lose private health insurance each year in the months following a divorce, and more than half of them become uninsured. What's more, divorce also causes their health to decline, both physically and psychologically, compounding the loss of medical coverage and financial hit that follow a divorce. It's a perfect storm for many women struggling with the end of their marriage.... Read More ...

Retirement Planning: Advantages and Disadvantages of Early Retirement

Retirement Planning: Advantages and Disadvantages of Early Retirement

Posted by Ashley Norman on January 20, 2016 in Life Transitions

Early retirement is often an opportunity to restore order to a proper life balance by spending more time with family and working on your favorite hobbies. But with these joyous prospects comes an income reduction, regardless of whether you take Social Security or an early pension. Different employers have different plans, but it pays to be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages of taking an early retirement.... Read More ...

Can Dependents be Insured Under Medicare?

Can Dependents be Insured Under Medicare?

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Insurance

As time passes and more people wait to marry and to have children, there’s an obvious effect –more people are caring for children later in their lives. If you wait until age 35 to have your first child, you’ll be in your late fifties when he or she graduates from college.... Read More ...