“Long-Term Care”–Three Words that Can Forever Change a Family

Three words families want to hear are “I love you.” Three words families don’t want to hear are “long-term care.” But these are words that many families learn the hard way when a loved one’s extended care event begins. Long term care is assistance provided to loved ones because [...]

2019-01-27T21:41:16-04:00October 27th, 2018|Insurance|

SHIIP is Not Just for Seniors

The services of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Program of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, are not only for people aged 65 and older. SHIIP also provides free counseling about Medicare to people on Medicare due to a disability.  Before you can receive Medicare due to a disability, you must have received Social Security Disability Insurance for a period [...]

2019-01-02T18:23:53-04:00November 9th, 2016|Insurance, Resources|

Do You Need Help Paying for Your Prescriptions?

Do you ever have difficulty paying for your prescription drugs? Do you have limited income and assets? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions and you are a person with Medicare, Extra Help may be available for you. The federal Extra Help program assists qualified Medicare beneficiaries with out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug expenses. [...]

2019-01-02T18:16:55-04:00October 28th, 2016|Insurance, Resources|

Staying Well with Medicare’s Preventive Services

Medicare benefits can do more than help cover the costs of doctor and hospital bills. Medicare’s preventive benefits help you to be proactive with your health in order to avoid serious illnesses or chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Whether you get a flu vaccine, are screened for diabetes or other illnesses, or want help to quit [...]

2019-01-02T18:24:36-04:00March 29th, 2016|Insurance, Resources|

SHIIP Is Not for Seniors Only

Did you know that if you are under age 65 and have a disability you may be eligible for Medicare? If you have questions about this or your health insurance options, SHIIP can help. SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that provides free, unbiased counseling about Medicare, not just [...]

2019-01-02T18:23:27-04:00April 19th, 2015|Insurance, Resources|
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