Missed your Medicare Open Enrollment Period?

Ok, you missed your Medicare Open Enrollment Period, now what?

Medicare’s Annual Election Period or AEP runs from October 15 to December 7 every year.  This is the time of year where people enrolled in the Medicare program can make changes from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage, or from Medicare Advantage to back to Original Medicare plus add a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.  You can also change from one Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan to another for the coming year.  Furthermore, you can enroll in a Part D Prescription Drug plan if you didn’t when you became eligible, keep in mind there could be a late enrollment penalty.

Open enrollment is a great time to change to a Medicare plan that better meets your needs. But what happens if you miss open enrollment for health insurance? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

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Colorado Auto Theft Facts

Here are some important Colorado Auto Theft Facts from our Friend Lieutenant Jad Lanigan of the

Just a reminder that auto theft continues to be a problem in the metro area. According to the Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC), 18,047 vehicles were stolen statewide in Colorado in 2016, up more than 20 percent over 2015 and more than 55 percent over 2014. ATICC’s 2016 annual report indicates that Friday and Monday showed the highest levels of auto theft, while Sunday showed the lowest.

The top two locations for vehicles to be stolen from were residences and parking lots, including garages.

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Original Medicare

 

The benefits of Social Security are readily apparent for seniors.  Each and every month, for those who qualify and have filed for benefits, the program pays an average of $1,350 to retired workers.  This is a tangible and dependable benefit payment that a majority of today’s retirees count on to help them meet their month-to-month expenses.

Original Medicare, which covers some 56 million Americans, 5 out of 6 of which are aged 65 and up, doesn’t have the same tangible benefits feel as Social Security.  That doesn’t, however, make it any less important over the long run.

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NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

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More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.

That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide (112-kilometer-wide) swath of the country.

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