If you are turning 65 soon or already have a plan, we’ll guide you through your initial enrollment. After that, we’ll help you sort through the dozens and dozens of new options each and every year to make sure you are saving on your healthcare costs, while keeping your preferred doctors and pharmacies.
We have thirty years of experience and work with many top quality carriers, which allows us to take an unbiased approach in finding solutions that fit you and your budget.
We offer quality solutions, in addition to guidance and support that is free of charge to you for the following types of Medicare insurance:
True stories of how we have helped our clients.By: Barbara Todd-Leffel – All Benefit Agency
Lucile E. lost her husband last year. She was hospitalized herself last month and soon received a letter from her Medicare Supplement carrier that her plan was terminated 2-28-17 as her premium was overlooked while she was hospitalized. She was in a panic. She called the carrier and explained her side of the story, but they were not willing to give her an exception. She was instructed to re-enroll for a May 1st effective date. That would leave her having to pay a hospital deductible of over $1300. She could not afford that!
So I went to bat for her. I got a hold of my contacts with the carrier and explained the whole situation. They made the exception the next day and are setting her up on auto bank draft. She will have no lapse in coverage!
This story is a perfect example of the type of service you get from All Benefit Agency. Unlike a toll-free number insurance agency, we have a real agent who answers the phone and will have your back. When it comes to your Medicare benefits, our goal is not just to sell you an insurance plan, but to provide support and ongoing education on new trends and plans throughout your senior years.
Often I speak at retirement communities to help educate seniors. Afterwards, several have reached out to me for an appointment over the years. One in particular, Micheal M. sat with me and I discovered she only made around $900 a month. She was financially hurting and only had original Medicare. I asked her if she ever looked into LIS, which is extra help one may qualifiy for to help pay for drugs with Social Security. After I thoroughly evaluated her situation, I was certain she would qualify.
I gave her step-by-step instructions on what to do, guiding her in the qualification process. When she got approved, she called me with such excitement to set up an appointment. I then enrolled her in a plan that had all of her doctors, and that would meet her needs. She was thrilled. She would never have to worry about the donut hole as she got an increase in her Social Security check and her insurance plan premium was drastically decreased. This is another perfect example of how we have made our client’s life easier with deep knowledge of the Medicare system and through our personal service!
Start saving on routine, preventative & other dental/vision.
Cancer coverage can help reduce the personal financial impact of the cost of fighting the disease and keeping up with everyday bills through that process.
These plans help you to pay for expenses that regular health insurance does not cover when you are hospitalized.
Final expense insurance is generally less than regular life insurane and helps you pay for your final expenses.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older. The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. Most people will pay a standard Part B premium which varies depending on income.
Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) roll Part A & B into one plan and have several options that may provide more coverage than your original Medicare.
Medicare Supplements work together with your original Medicare to cover things like your deductible, co-pays and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Medicare Part D adds prescription drug coverage to your original Medicare
To sign up for original Medicare Parts A & B, along with Part D, most people will have an Initial Enrollment Period which is a 7 month period around the time they turn age 65. This period begins 3 months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends 3 months after the month you turn 65.
Once your Initial Enrollment Period is over, if you wish to change or purchase Advantage or Part D Plans, you must act during the open enrollment period.
October 15th through December 7th.
Note that you must already be enrolled in Original Medicare to purchase Medicare Advantage Plans, Supplement Plans or Part Plans.
To purchase an Advantage Plan or a Part D Plan outside of the open enrollment period, you will need a qualifying event to be eligible.
Once enrolled in Medicare, if you wish to change or purchase Medicare Advantage and Part Plans, you must act during the open enrollment period.
When open enrollment is closed, there are special circumstances in which one may qualify to enroll outside of the enrollment period. Listed below are the qualifying events:
Barbara Todd-Leffel had more than 20 years experience as a health insurance advisor/agent when she first learned, through her own experience with her parents, how complicated the Medicare program can be. It’s been 12 years since she helped her parents transition to Medicare, and ever since then she has dedicated herself exclusively to serving the Medicare Eligible Community – she knows more than the average agent and is passionate about helping clients with their Medicare benefits.
That passion is what sets Barb apart from other Medicare agents and is demonstarted in her willingness to educate and support clients in finding solutions that fit their unique needs.
Also, Barb works with and has developed strong relationships with all the major carriers, which she leverages to her clients’ advantage.