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We meet weekly with individuals who are currently working but becoming eligible for Medicare. Their dilemma is often whether to stay on their employer coverage past the age of 65 or go on Medicare. 

Writer’s Note: In honor of Five Days of Action! (Five Days of Action! is a week-long campaign that is designed to raise awareness and inspire all adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. http://www.fivedaysofaction.org/), I reprint this column from 2010. Let us be aware o…

Whether taking a dip in a pool or the ocean, adults and kids alike should play it safe.

When you go onto Medicare, the preventive services you receive will be filed under Medicare Part B. You will find that Medicare encourages you to have your preventive screenings completed. You can go to Medicare.gov to see a list of the screenings that are considered preventive services or f…

Heads up Amazon “Echo” users. On June 8, Amazon launched a new feature called Sidewalk that creates small, public internet networks powered by Echo smart speakers and Ring home security products in your neighborhood. Sidewalk will automatically be enabled on all your compatible Amazon device…

Q: I work for a clinic. They are telling us we have to get vaccinated for COVID to keep our jobs. Is that legal? Is that a violation HIPAA?

If a person close to you has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it may be time to address some serious financial questions. Due to the debilitating nature of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on your loved one’s ability to make sound financial decisions, the sooner you can get …

When Covid-19 hit the economy, most debt collectors gave borrowers a break, cutting back on lawsuits amid lockdowns, closed courts, and loan-forbearance initiatives. A headline from a recent Wall Street Journal Article read “Most Big Debt Collectors Back Off During the Pandemic”. For some, t…

Boats, like vehicles, have rules that govern their operation as well as regulations that require specific safety equipment on each vessel.

Choosing the Medicare supplement, or Medigap plan, that’s right for you can be a difficult task. As mentioned in a prior article the most common Medigap plans sold in Alabama are Plan A, Plan B, Plan F, Plan G and Plan N. Each of these plans are “standardized” by Medicare. “Standardized” mea…

Don't we all have people in our lives who we think are always going to be there? They are part of your fabric, your day-to-day life features that settle you in and make you stable. Maybe it's your Mulla - your grandmother.  My Mulla was here until she was ninety-seven. She made me homemade p…

Dear Athletic Support: My son is wrapping up his first year of school-sanctioned athletics. He played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and loved running the mile and pole vaulting this spring. My son is by no means one of the best athletes in his grade. Not by a longshot. But …

Medicare supplements, also known as Medigap policies, are designed to help cover some or all of the deductibles, copays and coinsurance that Original Medicare does not cover. Medigap policies are sold through private insurance companies.

Q: I don’t have the money to pay for surgery that I need because of a wreck that wasn’t my fault. Why won’t the other person’s insurance company go ahead and pay for me to get the surgery I need?  Aaron, Sheffield, AL