Merrill Insurance Services Educating Seniors on Medicare and Medicare Insurance Plans

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One of the biggest frustrations that folks have with Health Insurance when going into the Medicare Market is due to the change of terminology. No longer is there a simple PPO or HMO solution. There are terms like Supplemental, Medi-Gap, Medicare Advantage, Part A, Part B, Part D, or Medical Groups vs Insurance Carriers. This is what Denice teaches monthly at her Educational Events. Denice started out as an insurance agent 14 years ago offering individual Health policies, but soon found it to be disheartening when she couldn’t get a client approved, or they would get a decline letter. Denice says she was introduced to Medicare and reluctantly agreed to sit in on a Medicare Advantage (HMO) presentation at a local Mimi’s Cafe. At the time, she wasn’t a big fan of HMO plans, thought they were limiting and wasn’t sure she wanted to represent a plan she wouldn’t consider for herself. Boy, was...

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In In the Greek myth of the Minotaur, a creature with the head of a bull and body of a man dwelt in the middle of a labyrinth. Built by Daedalus and his son, Icarus, the labyrinth swallowed all who dared to enter. Until the hero Theseus. Following his beloved Ariadne’s advice, the hero followed the labyrinth down and down into its center, never wavering to the right or to the left. Trailing a string behind him, Theseus came finally upon the beast, and after a mighty fight, slayed it there in the center of the maze. Great story, right? Something straight out of a Ridley Scott movie. Though Theseus may be a hero clear out of the pages of myth and legend, a modern tour guide into the labyrinth exists, and will lead you through the mystery that is Medicare. Ruth Page has lived in Orange County for just over two...

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Many residents of Laguna Woods are the perfect example of “healthy aging” – whether it’s participating in competitive sports, working out at the gym, or a simply going for a walk every day. Today’s older adults are much more active than their parents ever were, and the unfortunate side effects of a more active and healthy lifestyles can be sports-related injuries and living in pain. To address this common issue in active, older adults, Dr. Alan Beyer, medical director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, and host of the popular Saturday afternoon AM830 KLAA Angel’s radio show Doctor in the Dugout will be appearing regularly on Channel 6’s This Day. Dr. Beyer, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and total knee replacement, discusses the causes of various sports injuries, joint and bone issues affecting the older adult, and prevention, among other topics. His...

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Take Charge of Your Legacy

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An Estate Planning Q & A with Martin J. Lombrano, AIF®, LPL Financial Advisor Pence Wealth Management I suspect I am not unlike most other people in that I prefer to do business with individuals who are not only highly qualified with a proven track record in their respective area of expertise, but also operate with integrity, personal attention and a straightforward “say what you mean, and mean what you say” approach. These characteristics are all the more important when you are looking to a seasoned professional to help handle the finances of an estate and navigate the myriad of issues facing a surviving spouse upon the death of their loved one. That’s why it’s so refreshing to come across a financial advisor like Martin J. Lombrano who believes that success is all about being “others centered” – doing what is best for others, “having a strong moral compass, integrity, follow through, taking responsibility when...

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