Mindfulness is a tool that has become exceedingly popular recently. Only a few years ago the general public would not be familiar with the term, whereas today it’s something we hear about all the time in a range of different contexts.
In some ways this is a good thing: mindfulness is a great tool to be aware of and it can be used to greatly improve your concentration, awareness, and happiness. But at the same time, it’s also a bad thing: because it has been misappropriated in many instances and many people don’t actually really understand what it means anymore.
Today Medicare announced the 2017 cost increases for Medicare.
Most important for our clients include: Part B Deductible: From $166 to $183 for 2017
This means those on Plan D or Plan G will be paying the first $183 of Part B (outpatient) services in 2017 before the Medicare Supplement plan kicks in to pay the rest. This means that those cost calculations that go into Plan F rate increases will now have to account for a higher embedded Part B deductible, too (higher rates coming).
In other news, the monthly premium paid to the government by the seniors for Part B will be going from a base of $104.90 to now an average of $109.00.
This is only for those protected by the “hold harmless provision” and not subject to the income-related higher adjustment (MACRA). So, basically, the majority of seniors (not high income) who are drawing Social Security will be paying $109.00 per month for Part B in 2017.
The Part A deductible for going into the hospital is going up by $28 from $1,288 to $1,316, but of course, this is paid in full by the Medicare Supplements that we sell.
Stroke is a condition that falls under the umbrella of heart disease. Most people don’t realize that there are three kinds of stroke and that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of all kinds of stroke.
Holistic approaches to anti-ageing and weight loss are not new. For centuries people in Middle Eastern societies have cultures that believe a holistic approach to diet, exercise, and stress reduction are important for a long life.
Unlike conventional anti-ageing approaches, which involve the use of anti-ageing creams, serums, or even drastic measures such as cosmetic surgery, holistic approaches aim to target and heal the problem that is at the root of the ageing process. This contrasts with traditional anti-ageing approaches, in which it is usually just the symptoms of the ageing process that are treated. Continue reading “Seniors Holistic Approaches To Anti Ageing & Weight Loss”
The Coconut Myth
The coconut tree is one of the most versatile plants in existence. Whilst we are all familiar with the coconut as a food source not many of us know the myriad of other benefits the coconut holds. In many countries, coconut husks are woven into fabrics for mats, insulation and much more. The shells themselves are used as bowls, to make utensils and as floatation devices for rafts. Yet it is the coconut itself that draws the most interest. Coconut flesh has a beautiful taste and is used all over the world in a variety of cooking styles. Coconut milk is gorgeous to drink on its own and also is the chief ingredient in curries all over the world. Continue reading “Coconut Benefits For Seniors, Skin, Hair And Weight Loss”
Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.
Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.Continue reading “4th Industrial Revolution Part # 2”
Find out how you can file a complaint (also called a “grievance”) if you have a concern about the quality of care or other services you get from a Medicare provider. Contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for local, personalized Medicare counseling.
Learn about several ways to check the status of a Medicare claim, like MyMedicare.gov, your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), your Explanation of Benefits (EOB), Medicare’s Blue Button, or by contacting your Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.