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Retirement Coach, Kim Shea, talks to people who have happily reinvented themselves after a life event such as a layoff, health change, retirement, or an empty nest. Get inspired, and learn their secrets and tips for pivoting and thriving in the second half of life. You have more options than you might realize!
 
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefi ...
 
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Civil Engineer John Teng, realized at a young age that the lifestyle he craved was up to him to achieve. After years of perseverance, it was his, but in mid-life, he sought mental help when things began to fall apart for him in private. The lessons he learned inspired him to write Hero Mindset as a guide for others. Hero Mindset https://livxtra.net…
 
When Vickie Braden lost a job she loved, she didn't know where she was headed but knew she wanted to make a difference. A serendipitous encounter with strangers in an airport led her to a new and fulfilling career. Vickie is a licensed insurance agent specializing in Medicare. If you have tried to navigate Medicare on your own, then you know how co…
 
Stan Lieberman had many career options following college. Though he loved philosophy then, and still does today, his professor suggested he find another career for financial reasons. Once Stan saw Sputnik launch into space, he knew he wanted to be a part of that arena. He became a successful rocket scientist. When it was time to retire, Stan reinve…
 
Grace Shelley is a Fine Art and Photographic Artist. Growing up in Alaska, traveling the world, and living in Southern California have inspired her paintings and her photography. She is able to see through mud to showcase water lilies, and manipulate an ordinary photograph to highlight a special moment in a client's memory. Grace has always approac…
 
Cyn Colip and Chris Ryan, married 33 years, are heading toward their retirement years together with their business, Ryan Video Productions. Far from preparing to put their feet up though, this couple is building the business and carving out their own roles to find personal fulfillment. Through all of this, they strive to maintain their compatible r…
 
Thirteen years ago John Biethan and Stephanie Murphy were enjoying a long and wonderful relationship together in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An injury to Stephanie changed her goals and perspective, and the couple decided to go separate ways. Reuniting over the phone just before the pandemic hit, they had planned to work on their relationship. Plans chan…
 
Cheryl Collins is an enthusiastic, licensed realtor and is about to become a broker. In our conversation she told me that her pivot from a retail saleswoman to a realtor in retirement will serve her well for the rest of her life. "It's a lifestyle," she explained. Cheryl loves her life and loves helping all of her clients beyond the call of duty. H…
 
Carolyn Reinmiller of Carolyn B. Reinmiller Public Relations still has her finger on the pulse of how to promote businesses after 39 years in the industry.But that's not the only place where her hands are hard at work. Carolyn Reinmiller is one of the busiest people I know. The interesting factor I noticed during our chat is that she always fills t…
 
Larry Indiviglia was looking online for a woman to date. When he met Gayle, he was instantly drawn to her and to her honesty that she had been battling Stage IV breast cancer. Their relationship was profound, life-changing, and brief. Although Gayle felt optimistic that she would beat the disease, she lived for only 126 days with Larry by her side.…
 
Anita Bennett is the candy maker for Sunset Bay Candy. After being let go from her administrative assistant job, she decided to pursue her lifelong hobby of making candy and sharing it with others. The bonus is that she's truly fulfilled in her work. "Our goal always is to help our community." – Anita Bennett When Anita Bennett anticipated a layoff…
 
When Rayna Neises' father developed dementia, she began commuting 200 miles to help her sister care for their dad for four and a half years until he passed away. She shares their story and the takeaways. Rayna Neises is a caregiving coach and author of a new book, "No Regrets: Hope For Your Caregiving Season." Through her podcast, "A Season of Cari…
 
"We are undergoing a Vitality Revolution, so it's no longer the case that old people are just doddering, pathetic creatures that need all sorts of sustaining stuff." –Jack Cumming Jack Cumming is an independent consulting actuary, and senior housing industry expert. After moving with his wife to a continuing care senior living community, he set abo…
 
Dr. Wayne Anderson retired from Family Practice three years ago but he hit the ground running even though he had no time to prepare for this stage while he was working. Dr. Anderson made a plan to keep himself structured and organized for optimum health on all levels, while aiming for personal fulfillment and a continuing life of service. From a da…
 
Chris Shea is an accomplished author and artist, and retirement is not on her radar. She built and still owns a greeting card company, Lifesighs Cards, and has many books to her name including Dogs Don't Die Dogs Stay. Chris also writes Lifesighs Daily Thoughts, a subscription email service for her followers, based on the idea of God leaving sticky…
 
Alan Mindell notes that the characters in his books lead more interesting lives than his own, but he has a lot of projects and activity in his reinvented life. He is a published author of two books, with a third book on the way in November 2020. Alan has been a runner for years and now he has multiple gold medals from the Senior Olympics to show fo…
 
John Sanders, an engineer who worked for the CIA, turned investor, is now investing in young companies, young children, and small charities with a passion. Retirement has been a huge win for him because he has maintained his pre-retirement career interests, but tailors them around golf, time with his wife of 53 years, and a zest for learning and ge…
 
Entertainer, singer and songwriter, Peter Seltser, was successful in the insurance business for decades. But a visit to a nursing home to serenade a staff member for a friend, turned into more than just a date for his friend. When the administrator heard Peter singing, he asked Peter to come back one week later to perform for the residents. His lif…
 
Richard Blue is a career coach who has had decades of experience in human resources at Polaroid and at Tufts University, to name a few of his roles. Over time he developed a life goal to have a significant, positive impact on how people experienced their careers. Growing up in Massachusetts in the 1930's and 40's, as one of 15 children, under the l…
 
Kate Torri is my Aunt. She was a dedicated full-time mother when her son was growing up, but had been working on her acting skills for decades when time allowed. Once she had an empty nest, Kate was able to devote her time and energy to her stage career. She's having a ball! You can hear just how much she loves what she is doing now and you can als…
 
Peter Marin has just published his first book, Hollywood Entrepreneur: Behind Practiced Smiles. It's an interesting journey through his life with the fascinating people he has met and worked with and the challenges he faced. At age 52, a serious mental illness rocked Peter's world. It was music that helped him to fight his way back. Peter shares so…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm finishing up my series on the Medicare Plan Sponsors that CMS has issued Sanctions and/or Civil Money Penalties for in 2020! THREE more plan sponsors to discuss! CMS sent notice to Ms. Aparna Abburi, President of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), on February 28, 2020, that CMS was impo…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation CMS Imposes a Civil Money Penalty against HUMANA! CMS conducted an "Audit" of Humana's Medicare Operations from June 3, 2019 through June 21, 2019. Humana failed to comply with Medicare requirements related to Part D formulary and benefit administration and coverage derterminations, appeals, and grievances in vi…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation Today, I'm informing you about The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Notice, given to Mr. Art Carlos, CEO of Delaware Life Insurance Company. In a notice dated January 31, 2020, CMS notified Mr. Carlos that they were immediately imposing Intermediate "Sanctions" against Delaware Life Insurance Company. CM…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Medicare has taken many steps to assist you during the COVID-19 crisis. Coronavirus tests Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called COVID-19). This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders the test. I spoke about tes…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It’s April 1st and over One Million People have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 Virus Worldwide! On this week’s episode….. I provide a time-line of the events of the Pandemic as well as updates on COVID-19 testing and Important phone numbers should you have symptoms or questions about COVID-19. I also…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! We're smack in the middle of a Corona Virus Pandemic! The Medicare Nation I wanted to give you an episode that is full of USEFULL information. I know you've been hammered by the news, internet and newspapers about the Corona Virus. Let's start with a very important fact: Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's still January...but February is right around the corner. Spring WILL come. I promise! Let me give you some good news! Medicare is now covering Acupuncture! As of January 21, 2020, The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will cover acupuncture for "Chronic Low Back Pain." Let's look at t…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's 2020! Love the sound of that! Right now...... the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is in full swing. If you are on a "Medicare Advantage Plan," you have the opportunity to make a ONE TIME change, between January 1st through March 31st. You can change from one Medicare Advantage Plan to an…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! CMS just announced the 2020 Medicare Part B Premium increase! CMS also announced 2020 Part A Deductible and co-pays, as well as the Part B annual deductible. Here's a look at what's changing in 2020: Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payment amounts are adjusted each year in accordance with the Soc Sec Act. SOCIAL SECURITY…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's October! That means it's Medicare Time! The Annual Enrollment Period is just around the corner. Did you receive your "Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC)" for your Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan? If not....contact your plan and request the ANOC. Today......I want to talk with you ab…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com How Do I get treatment & prescriptions during a weather emergency? Hurricane Dorian is moving up the East Coast of the U.S., and MILLIONS of people have evacuated the coastlines, to seek safety. What happens if you get sick or you need to fill prescriptions while you’re away from home during a weather …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com If you are turning 65 or still working on an employer group insurance plan, you may need assistance in finding the Medicare plan that fits YOUR unique needs. You may have a loved one in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility, who is not receiving proper care. Call me! You can hire me as a con…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Help your PARENTS, Spouses and Friends "SUBSCRIBE" to Medicare Nation! With almost 100 episodes on Medicare and Medicare Resources available, your loved-one will be able to find answers to their Medicare questions! Use the "Purple" colored icon on an Apple phone or .... download Stitcher, Himalaya or P…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm discussing how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) SLAPPED Agewell New York LLC with a Civil Money Penalty of $39,200! CMS conducts audits to ensure Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans are following conditions of the current contract as well as Medicare rules & regulati…
 
Multi Target Stool DNA Test vs. Fecal Occult Blood Test Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Have you subscribed to Medicare Nation? Don’t know how? If you have an Apple iPhone……. Click on the “Purple” icon…. With the white microphone. When the page opens….Click on SEARCH. Type in Medicare. Medicare Nation comes right up… WHY……BECAUSE….. …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com I'm not an expert on Reverse Mortgages......in fact, I don't know much about them. I have heard about Reverse Mortgages on commercials, in newspapers and on FaceBook feeds. I never had the need to learn about Reverse Mortgages, so...... I never did......until...... a client asked me about them. When a …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com On the Last episode.....I spoke to you about Medicare Supplement Plan "F" and High Deductible Plan F. Today....I'm going to talk about Medicare Supplement Plan "G" and Plan "N" Plan "G" allows you to "purchase" an insurance policy, where you pay a monthly premium to the carrier...... in return...... Me…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com More than 10,000 people a day are turning 65! While qualifying for Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Beneficiaries are VERY confused as to what type of plan to enroll in, to "supplement" Original Medicare. By zipcode, a Medicare Beneficiary may have over "100 Plans" to choose from to help supplement…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's almost Spring time! For many people, this has been a terrible winter. Many Medicare Nation listeners have been emailing me to find out if Medicare covers "Emergencies" while traveling across the U.S. or abroad. That's a great question! Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans Do cover "Emerg…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! htpps://www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm going to speak with you about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. CMS...Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new regulation that began January 1, 2019. Under 42 CFR 422.62(a)(3)....CMS published the following: During the MA OEP, MA plan enrolles may enroll…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! You are getting ready for Thanksgiving and you haven't even looked at Prescription Drug Plans for 2019. Don't panic! I have your back :) There are Prescription Drug Plan changes for 2019. Listen to this episode to learn about the NEW changes and make a confident decision to enroll in the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that fit…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! It's October! Lots of changes going on in the Medicare landscape. Social Security recently announced the 2019 COLA, and for those of you on Social Security and Social Security Disability, you will be receiving a 2.8% raise in your monthly check. Social Security raise goes into effect January 1, 2019. Social Securtiy Disbility g…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! I have a special show for you today. The FDA has issued a "Voluntary Recall" on Westminster Pharmaceuticals of all lots of their Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets). Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC, which has its Corporate HQ in Tampa, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all lots, within the expiration date, of Levo…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation The topic of Medical Marijuana is BOOMING! I had to bring back Dr. Rachna Patel to update us on what's going on in the Medical Marijuana Community. Currently, there are 9 States, plus the District of Columbia (DC), that have "Legalized" the "Recreational" use of Marijuana. The 9 States are: 1. Alaska 2. Californ…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Millions of people are diagnosed with "Foot Drop." Some people also call it......"Drop Foot." Help A Child or Adult Walk Again! Either way, Foot Drop is a serious matter! Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, necessary for walking. Foot Drop causes a person to drag t…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Do you know what "Drop Foot" is? Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot necessary for walking. It causes a person to drag the foot and toes, or engage in a high-stepping walk called a "steppage gait." This increases the risk of falling for individuals. There are about …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Special Election Period Extended through March 31, 2018 for Medicare Beneficiaries Affected by California Wildfires. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Special Election Period (SEP) for Medicare Beneficiaries affected by the California Wildfires to March 31, 2018. Any M…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! It's January 2018! I hope everyone made informed decisions regarding your Medicare Advantage Plans for 2018. If you missed the last episode, go back and listen to it! I discussed the Medicare Premiums, co-pays and co-insurance for 2018. Many of you have sent me emails "asking me" if you can change your Medicare Advantage Plan i…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! The Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally announced 2018 Premiums and deductibles for Part A & Part B of Medicare. Just as I had anticipated...... CMS has increased the Part B premium in 2018. A hefty amount....I might add. The 2018 Part B Premium for 2018 will be $134.00. Over 50 Million Medicare beneficiaries we…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! It's Medicare Annual Enrollment Time! The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15th through December 7th, each year. Many of you are looking at different Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans for 2018. Some of you are staying with the Medicare Advantage Plan you're already on. What many of you don'…
 
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