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  • Extra Help to pay for Medications

    By Shmully Schwartz

    January 8, 2014 | 9:38 am

    How does a senior on a fixed income with limited resources pay for the astronomical cost of prescription medications? It truly is a quagmire because once your income starts going down at an older age - or reaches a standstill - you're required by your doctor to take medications... read on

  • A Medicare Mitzvah (Yaakov, an 84-year-old cowboy)

    By Shmully Schwartz

    November 3, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Being the resident expert on Medicare for the Los Angeles public libraries is more exciting than the job title suggests. I get to meet all types of people, see many unique and diverse areas of Los Angeles, and run into the occasional crazy person who yells at me for ruining Social... read on

  • The Ins and Outs of Group Health Insurance

    By Shmully Schwartz

    April 24, 2013 | 5:04 pm

    Q. What advantages are there by belonging to a group plan?

    Well for one, in most cases, your employer will pay most of your monthly premium if not all of it. More money in your pocket is good… You’ll still be responsible for copays and coinsurance but your definite costs are... read on

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  • The Two Schools of Healthcare

    By Shmully Schwartz

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Medicare, Obamacare, Paul Ryan and President Obama are going head to head on the budget, and they are refusing to budge on entitlements. 

    Is it November?  No. I just checked my calendar and it's March 13, 2013.  President Obama was inaugurated in January and the elections... read on

  • What Are My Medicare Options

    By Shmully Schwartz

    February 14, 2013 | 9:22 am

    So I’ve heard that there are insurance carriers that will cover the 20% of your healthcare costs that original Medicare doesn’t cover. Is this true?

    Yes. Medicare will pay insurance companies upwards of $1,000 a month for managing your Medicare. This means that the insurance... read on

  • An easier way to buy health insurance

    By Shmully Schwartz

    February 3, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    Many of you have heard about a new place to buy health insurance starting at the end of this year called the exchange. As part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), starting in 2014 ALL Americans must have a minimum amount of health insurance or be taxed by the government. The... read on

  • Pay attention to the numbers when buying Health Insurance

    By Shmully Schwartz

    January 14, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    In our previous post we spoke about Obamacare, the Pros and the Cons.  As we prepare for the insurance exchange and the employer mandate, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect what would be the best position for our clients.  As I was thinking about how to best help our clients, both... read on

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