Social Security offers online account

Recently my friend Ken sent me a link to a Washington Post article about protecting your Social Security number. The article was in response to the breach at Equifax—one of the top three credit reporting agencies—that had exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people earlier this year. On Oct. 12 the company said it [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:27-07:00October 26th, 2017|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Review health care plans

QUESTION:  I am attempting to help several older members of my family with their health care coverage and trying to understand various concepts such as Medicare fee-for-service, original Medicare, health maintenance organization plans, Senior Advantage plans, and Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D. Can you help? ANSWER: This is an excellent [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:27-07:00October 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

As parents age, denial sets in for adult kids

In my conversations with home-care agencies, residentialcare facilities and hands-on family caregivers, I hear an almost universal challenge: family members who are in denial about their senior loved one’s mental, physical or emotional health.  “Dad has never been violent,” says the son whose father with dementia punched the female caregiver in the chest. “I visited [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:27-07:00October 5th, 2017|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

It’s open enrollment time

QUESTION: If I remember correctly, it is about this time of year that Medicare has its annual open enrollment. Can you provide the dates? ANSWER:  Medicare annual open enrollment will start Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 7. During this period, you can change the coverage you have from Medicare-fee-for-service (also known as Original Medicare) [...]

By |2018-07-19T22:37:31-07:00October 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments