2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles
Paying Your Medicare Part B
If you’re a federal retiree with an annuity from OPM and not entitled to RRB or SSA benefits, you may request to have your Medicare Part B premiums deducted from your annuity. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to make your request. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.
There are always questions about Marriage and Social Security Benefits. If you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits and you marry, will your benefits will stay the same. Your getting married, you may have some questions about changing the name on your Social Security card. Here’s how marriage may affect other benefits:
A very common question we get, “What will Medicare Cost Me?” This is probably the single most important question a new enrollee into Medicare can ask; especially one who is retiring and planning to live off a fixed income.
Very few people understand how it works, but it can greatly impact how much you pay each year for your prescriptions. Let’s get clear on what it is so you can plan for it, or possibly reduce your exposure to the hole.
Summer barbecues, outdoor games, and soaking in the sun mean more accidents and injuries. Here are essential tips on how to treat burns, cuts, and stings, what to keep in your first aid kit, and how to get the most out of your summer-lovin’ fun.
Happy Fourth of July! Break out the hot dogs, cold drinks, and apple pie! But do not forget about Fourth of July Safety!!
Ironically, even though Independence Day may be filled with fun activities, what everyone truly waits for is the day to end. Or more precisely, for darkness to fall. And all across our great country, folks head for city parks, ballparks, rivers, lakes, ocean shore, or wherever the local display is about to begin, to ooh! and aah! at the true centerpiece of all Fourth of July celebrations: fireworks!
Your Grill Should Cook, Not Burn… the barn. Or the house. Or a child.
Every year, what should be a fun outdoor occasion for family and friends instead turns into a tragedy at nearly 9,000 homes, causing deaths, injuries and tens of millions in property damage. Your local and licensed Healthy Colorado Insurance Agent want to remind you that fire damage and potential liability for injury to friends will be covered by your homeowner’s policy, but we’d much rather you sidle up to the picnic table than hunker down in the emergency room.
RV Trip? Make Happy Trails, Not Painful Travails
The concept of sightseeing no doubt predates the invention of the wheel. The caveman equivalent of “Kilroy was here!” has been discovered from the highest mountaintops to the deepest caves. When the weather is right and the mood strikes, there is clearly something in humans that cries, “Road trip!”
Own a Home-Based Business? Then you should think ‘Presidentially’ When Considering Risks. No, we are not implying you fancy yourself the next Washington or Lincoln. But are you the proud owner or founder of one of the estimated 59% of established businesses in the United States that operate from a home? Then, even if your face doesn’t appear on Mount Rushmore, for your business you are still the top dog, head cheese, or grand high poobah. So welcome Mrs. or Mr. President!