2022Jan

What is Medicare’s “Open Enrollment” Period?

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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is well known to retirees. Constant television commercials, phone calls, and mailers clutter the lives of millions of Medicare beneficiaries from October through December. But there is a different enrollment period fewer people are aware of. It’s called the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). OEP takes

New Year, New You

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It’s 2022! With the new year under way, we hope you are taking some time to reimagine yourself and find some positive and exciting new year’s resolutions to bring with you into the new year. While we know resolutions can be stressful and hard to implement, we believe they can
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I enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan during the fall, what’s next?

If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA) or a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) during Medicare’s Open Enrollment this past fall (Oct 15th – Dec 7th 2021), you may still have a few questions. Here are a few of the most common ones we have received from our clients
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2021Dec

Telehealth 101

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Since the beginning of COVID-19, the health industry has changed greatly to fit the needs of all patients, young and old. One of the biggest developments made to the healthcare system that is being revolutionized to change the delivery of healthcare is telehealth; a form of communication that allows for

SBS throughout the U.S.!

Can you believe that 2022 is right around the corner?? These last two years have introduced unprecedented times to everyone, and we have certainly felt that as a company. We faced challenges amid the pandemic, which nudged us to adapt and alter how we do business and interact with our

Senior Benefit Services: Season of Giving

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It’s the season of giving here at SBS and we are looking forward to a month full of holiday cheer and helping those who need it most! We want to give our readers a few ideas for ways they can give back during this season and make an impact directly

2021Nov

2022 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs…. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $170.10 in 2022. Part B (Medical Insurance)Beneficiary Pays:Annual Deductible$233Part B Premiums for those with incomes below $91,000 if

Enjoy Your Retirement, You’ve Earned It!

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Transitioning into Retirement is a major event that brings mixed emotions to many Americans. While there are feelings of anxiety around savings, expenses, and plans for the future, there should also be feelings of joy in the activities you weren’t able to do while working. You worked hard to get

2021Oct

Winterizing Your Home + Vehicles:

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Winter is coming! With that comes a little prep work from you… here are a few things that we suggest you do to get your home and vehicles winterized for the upcoming months: The Home – Cleaning out the Gutters: Clean out all the debris from summer and fall and

2022 Cost-Of-Living Adjustment

It was announced on October 13th, 2021 that the cost of living has increased by 5.9%. What does this mean for Social Security Benefits? Social Security Benefits typically increase to stay in line with inflation. An estimated 70 million beneficiaries in America will receive a 5.9% increase in Social Security Income

Mail Mail Mail

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It’s that time of the year. When the Medicare mail starts flooding in and cluttering your mailbox, inbox, and answering machine. As the stack of envelopes on your kitchen counter grows taller and taller, wouldn’t it be nice to just throw it all away and not think about it again? 

2021Sep

Life Insurance Awareness Month

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month; a campaign sponsored by industry leaders used to educate and inform consumers about life insurance and the value it holds for you and your loved ones. We look forward to being a part of that campaign as we champion the importance of being protected
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