It’s scary when you hear about a friend or family member who has dealt with identity theft or fraud, but we are here to ease your mind with these 5 steps to master your medicare and prevent medicare … [Read more...] about Master Your Medicare With These 5 Tips
We’ve all heard about the friend or family member who fell and broke his or her hip and had to wait around for hours until somebody came and found them. You definitely don’t want this sort of accident … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Indoor Falls
High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1 in 3 American adults are diagnosed with … [Read more...] about How to Control Your Blood Pressure [Infographic]
Stretching and exercising are one of the best keys to increasing your mobility, building up stamina, and preventing diseases. We have found some invaluable exercises that can become part of your daily … [Read more...] about 6 Exercises for Limited Mobility
Many people who are enrolled in Medicare have questions on how diabetic self-testing equipment and supplies are covered. Blood sugar (also called blood glucose) self-testing equipment and supplies … [Read more...] about Diabetes and Medicare: What’s Covered?
Are you wondering if Medicare will pay for nursing facility care? We are here to clear up any confusion and explain what requirements must be passed in order to receive nursing care cost assistance … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Nursing Facilities?
Are you wanting to avoid unnecessary medication expenses? In order to do that, it’s important to know which medication plan is the one for you. There are differences between a Part D medication plan … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Part B and Part D Medication Plans?
Do you want to make changes to your current Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug plan? During the Annual Election Period, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare … [Read more...] about How to Change Your Medicare Plan During the Annual Election Period
Are you looking for a Medicare Plan to fit your specific needs but don’t know what important factors you need to consider? Keep these factors in mind while choosing a Medicare plan. Medicare Plan … [Read more...] about What to Look For When Choosing a Medicare Plan
Which Medicare Plan is the one for you? Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements are the two main plans that are used to coordinate with Original Medicare. Check out this list of these plans … [Read more...] about Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplements: Which One Is Right For Me?
When choosing a Medicare plan, one important attribute to consider is a “Star Rating.” The overall Star Rating gives a ranking of the Medicare plan’s quality and performance for the types of services … [Read more...] about Star Ratings and Why They Are Important
Two very important questions that many people have asked us is: “Does Medicare Cover a Shingles/Zostavavax Vaccine?” and “If so, how expensive would the shot be?” Good news- we have a plethora of … [Read more...] about Does My Medicare Cover a Shingles/Zostavax Vaccine?
What happens when your Medicare pays for most of your costs, but not all of your costs? Don’t worry- Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) will pay for the extra costs such as copayments, … [Read more...] about Medigap – What is It and Do I Need It?
Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us: Twin City Underwriters (TCU) just celebrated their 50th anniversary helping people make Medicare decisions. Who We Are We are an independent agency who … [Read more...] about Twin City Underwriters Turns 50!
It’s important to be prepared when you are getting ready for an international trip so that you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Besides remembering to grab your passport and pack extra socks, it’s … [Read more...] about Travelling Internationally with Medicare
Now that the sun is shining and summer is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to venture outside. Take your exercise routine from indoors to outdoors with these simple and effective … [Read more...] about 5 Outdoor Exercises for Seniors
For many Medicare-eligible retirees, traveling is the dream. When it comes to Medicare and traveling it is prudent to know where you stand. Traveling Domestically Let’s talk about the good news … [Read more...] about How to Travel With Medicare
Thanks to movies, we all know the telltale signs of heart attack: sudden arm pain and chest pressure. But for most people, these aren’t the symptoms they experience. Often, the signs are a lot more … [Read more...] about Heart Attack Signs in Men and Women: How They Differ
It’s easy to fall into a routine with eating habits, but being mindful of the food you put in your body is critical as you age. Giving your body the right nutrients will help you keep your brain … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Eat Well as You Get Older [Infographic]
With all the different Medicare options out there, it can be hard to know what is the best option. You may have heard of a “Medicare Advantage Plan” and wonder if it’s right for you. Simply put, a … [Read more...] about What is a Medicare Advantage Plan (And Do I Need One?)
Your brain is the most important organ in the human body – but one that we often neglect. There are many ways you can keep your brain strong. Use these 5 tips to help your brain think right and do … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Strong
The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap What is it? Will it affect me? When will that happen and how long does it last? You may have heard the phrase “Donut Hole” on the news. Unfortunately, this isn’t the … [Read more...] about The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap: What You Need to Know
Want help getting in shape? Many private health plans including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost and Medicare Supplement plans offer additional benefits that Original Medicare does not. Medicare … [Read more...] about Medicare Fitness Benefits
This Valentine’s Day, spend a special day with your loved one by trying something new this year. Whether you’re celebrating with your spouse or with someone new, these date night ideas for couples … [Read more...] about 5 Date Night Ideas for Couples Over 50
It’s hard to find the motivation to work out when snow is on the ground and the winter blues have set in. Regular exercise can boost serotonin and endorphins to help you fight those winter … [Read more...] about 5 Indoor Exercises for Seniors