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What Happens to my Regular Health Insurance When I get Medicare?

When you reach age 65, you gain an advantage – you are eligible for Medicare. If you already have health insurance through your employer, through your spouse, or purchased as an individual, it can help to know how Medicare will affect that health insurance.  When you sign up with Medicare, it is advised that you get assistance from a local insurance agent, as the process...

The Importance of Reviewing Your Life Insurance Policy

You have likely already completed the hard part – putting a life insurance policy in place. However, it’s imperative you review your policy (or policies) at least once a year. The review will protect you from paying more than you need to, allow you to increase your coverage, or convert a term life insurance policy to a whole life insurance policy.  Why Review Your Life...

8 Tips to Finding a Good Doctor

We all want to ensure we have the best primary care physician available, but how do you find a good doctor? You may have to choose a physician in your health insurance network. All health insurance providers list the providers in their network – this is your starting point. Your primary care doctor is the gateway to specialists, testing, yearly physical exams, and treatments. Building...

Can a Life Insurance Beneficiary Decline?

The beneficiary of a life insurance policy may not even be aware that they were named in a policy. The owner of the policy has the right to choose whoever they want as the beneficiary, but what happens if the beneficiary does not want the insurance payout? Does he or she have the right to decline? What is a Beneficiary? A beneficiary is a person...

8 Tips to Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

When your family has come down with a “bug,” you want to avoid catching it. At least one person in the household needs to be healthy so they can care for others! You can reduce the risk of coming down with the flu or another virus. Follow these home healthcare rules if a family member is ill: Wash Your Hands Frequently. Washing your hands may...