Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in retirement will be a key component in your overall quality of life. A pivotal first step in this process is finding health insurance that works for you, including Medicare cov...erage. We know that getting started can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this new territory alone. Let Renew be your guide as you compare your options, estimate your costs, and ultimately select a plan that works for you and your loved ones.

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in retirement will be a key component in your overall quality of life. A pivotal first step in this process is finding health insurance that works for you, including Medicare coverage. We know that getting started can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this new territory alone. Let Renew be your guide as you compare your options, estimate your costs, and ultimately select a plan that works for you and your loved ones.

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  • Should I purchase additional Medicare coverage?

    While Medicare Parts A & B (also known as “Original Medicare”) will cover many of the basic services and procedures you’re likely to need throughout your retirement years, it definitely doesn’t cover everything. In fact, some of the most common and most costly health costs seniors face–like hearing aids, prescription drugs, vision, and dental care–are …

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  • Medicare Minutes: Medicare Myths, Misconceptions & Mistakes

    Keeping these common Medicare pitfalls in mind can help you save time, energy, and money as you search for a Medicare coverage solution that best fits your unique health needs.

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  • Medicare Minutes: Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement

    If you’re considering purchasing additional Medicare coverage, this video can help you decide between two of the most common options: Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement plans.

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  • Medicare Minutes: Changing Medicare Plans

    Enrolling in a particular Medicare plan is not a lifelong commitment. In fact, all Medicare enrollees have one opportunity each year to switch plans or purchase new coverage. It’s called the Annual Enrollment Period, and it takes place each year from October 15th to December 7th.

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  • The Annual Enrollment Period Preparation Checklist

    Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching, which means Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (also known as AEP) will be upon us before we know it. This period takes place every year from October 15th until December 7th, and it is the one opportunity you’ll have this year to make changes to your Medicare …

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  • 8 common Medicare pitfalls

    If you’ve spent any time at all researching Medicare, you’ve probably deduced that it is not the most straightforward subject to master. There are a lot of complex rules and important deadlines to be aware of, and the leading resources all seem to provide contradictory advice for navigating the Medicare system. As tempting as it …

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  • What are health savings accounts?

    Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, are medical savings accounts that are available to people enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). HSAs are considered tax advantaged because deposits made to these accounts are exempt from federal income tax. The funds in HSAs will also grow, tax-free, “rolling over” to accumulate year to year (unlike Flexible Spending …

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  • What is long-term care insurance?

    The phrase “long-term care” encompasses a variety of services intended to improve the quality of life of people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or debilitating injuries. Providers of long-term care help their patients maintain a certain level of independence by assisting them in accomplishing daily activities, like bathing, eating, or dressing, over short or long periods …

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  • Staying fit in retirement

    One of the greatest retirement gifts you can give yourself is an early commitment to your health and fitness. Beyond the obvious benefits of feeling and looking your best, staying fit in retirement can help you live longer, save money, and make the most of every moment in your this new phase of life. The …

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  • What is medical underwriting?

    If you’ve been shopping around for Medicare Supplement, life insurance, or long term care insurance, you may have come across warnings that you may be required to undergo medical underwriting prior to being approved for coverage. Most people, however, are unaware of what medical underwriting actually entails. The term is not exactly self-explanatory, so the …

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  • Coordinating employer-provided and Medicare benefits

    Turning 65 doesn’t necessarily mean that Medicare is your only option for health coverage moving forward. In fact, health insurance can come from multiple sources. This includes COBRA, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, TRICARE, and perhaps most commonly, employer-provided health plans. If you will still be working after turning 65, you’ll have the opportunity …

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  • Creating your personal Medicare timeline

    If you’re approaching your 65th birthday, you’d be wise to start preparing—at least mentally—to enroll for Medicare. Unless you’re already receiving social security benefits when you turn 65, it’s not likely that you’ll be signed up automatically. There are several strict deadlines within the Medicare program, and you could face lifelong penalties if you miss …

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  • Will my healthcare coverage follow me abroad?

    For many people, having the freedom and time to travel is one of the most exciting aspects of retirement. You may have been daydreaming about visiting Italy, Ireland, Indonesia, or Idaho  for years. It is less likely, however, that you’ve thought much about whether your healthcare coverage will follow you abroad. While will typically pay …

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  • Retiring before 65

    As far as retirement is concerned, people’s expectations are not always in line with reality. While the average expected age of retirement is 66, the actual average retirement age is 62. Somewhat surprisingly, that’s the highest it’s ever been. This means many people decide to retire before they’ve reached eligibility for one or more government …

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  • Is Medicare my only health care option after 65?

    While Medicare is not your only health care option after 65, it is definitely the most common. Many Americans qualify for premium-free Part A coverage due to their work history. This makes Medicare the most affordable option in many cases. For these reasons, most people over the age of 65 choose Medicare for their health …

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  • Ways to pay for Medicare

    So you’ve chosen a Medicare plan and are ready to submit an application. Whether it’s a Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Part D Prescription Drug Plan plan, you know about how much your monthly premium will be. But how will you pay for Medicare? There are a few different ways you can pay your Medicare …

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