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Elise enjoys following the news related to healthcare, medicare and retirement issues. This is where we will share posts that may be relevant or interesting to you.

I have had the pleasure of helping quite a few young families get their life insurance updated and in place this spring.  It may be time to reassess your needs, update beneficiaries, and possibly get life insurance in place.  Young families are MOST at need......

“43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set aside for a financial emergency” – MyBankTracker.com 🙁 “14.5% of Americans don’t even know what an emergency fund is.” – MyBankTracker.com 🙁 🙁 “Americans are dying with an average of $62,000 of debt” – CBSNews.com 🙁 🙁 🙁 “Traditional burials average $7,360......

I am proud to be a part of the pilot program matching Accredited Financial Counselors with Savers who take the pledge to save during America Saves Week 2019. Visit America Saves to learn more!!  ...

I have received many calls in the past 6 weeks about aggressive insurance agents trying to schedule appointments with my clients.  In most cases, what these agents are doing is actually against the law and violates CMS codes related to marketing.  I highly encourage you......

There is a current trend for Medicare Advantage plans to work with members in arranging transportation for medical care.  Here in the Treasure Valley, there are several plans that have a transportation benefit built into the plan.  Note this article by Jennifer Bresnick describing national......

The New Medicare Card mailing is complete! Everyone currently on Medicare should have their new card with the randomly-generated Medicare number replacing Social Security Numbers on Medicare cards and in Medicare systems. This number is also known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). The biggest......

Healthcare reform is complicated. There has been a quiet, steady rise in employer coverage (call it group coverage) which is the largest insured group in the United States. Medicaid coverage comes in second, Medicare third, and then individuals who have to purchase their own insurance......

To make sure Americans are reminded of the need to include life insurance in their financial plans, the nonprofit organization Life Happens coordinates Life Insurance Awareness Month. Each September, Life Happens is joined in this educational initiative by more than 100 of the nation’s leading......

There is great value in having an independent agent at your fingertips. At absolutely no cost to you, you have a local advocate when you need it most. I am here to assist you each and every year in evaluating new plans and plan changes......

Medicare Advanatage Plans have grown from 18% to 30% as a proportion of the total Medicare spending from 2007 to 2017.  Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has been steadily increasing over the measured decade from 2007 to 2017.  33% of Medicare beneficiaries were covered by Medicare......

I had a client call me today to touch base and see if a call he had received was really from his Medicare plan or if it was a scam.  Based on our conversation it was definitely a scam! The caller kept requesting more information......