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2022 Medicare Part B Premium Increase Reasons

2022 Medicare Part B Premium Increase Reasons Over the last few weeks we have been monitoring the situation related to the historically large Medicare Part B Standard Premium increase for 2022 from $148.50 (2021) to $170.10. This affects the vast majority of seniors on fixed incomes who are on Medicare Part B. Some reasoning

2022-01-25T13:41:17-08:00January 25th, 2022|

“Oh my those Medicare Ads”

"Oh my those Medicare ads!" They just seem to never stop. They are coming in the mail.  Medicare ads are running when you turn the TV on.  Recently, a prospective client told me she is getting non-stop phone calls about Medicare.  She said she doesn't know who to believe, what to believe and what

2021-11-05T15:34:21-07:00November 5th, 2021|

Be Careful with New Medicare Advantage Plans in Your Area

Be careful with new Medicare Advantage Plans in your area! New plans in your area do mean more options but there is a but.  Let's start with when we would encourage you to sign-up for those new plan options.  Let's say company ABC has previously had Medicare plans in your area.  They have a good

2021-10-29T13:29:43-07:00October 7th, 2021|

The Medicare TV Ads Are Back

The Medicare TV Ads are back in full force.  Let's get real, they never left!  If you watch TV at all you have seen them.  They will try to lure you in anyway they can using giveaways like free benefits such as limited dental coverage, hearing coverage and even partial Medicare Part B premium givebacks. 

2021-10-29T13:28:56-07:00September 13th, 2021|

Medicare Supplement Plan G Rate Increases

Medicare supplement plan G rate increases are definitely here! So what is the solution to the ever increasing premium rates?  Rate increases for plan G can cost you $20 a month, this adds up when both the husband and wife are on this plan.   The solution?  We strongly suggest that our clients consider a Medicare

2021-10-29T13:31:04-07:00July 8th, 2021|

NEW Washington State Long Term Care Tax

There's a new Washington state Long term care tax which is in all reality an income tax, newly named the WA Cares Fund.  This will affect you if you are a W2 employee working and living in Washington State.  (Starts January 1, 2022.)   If you are employed, there is only one way to permanently opt

2021-05-26T11:35:47-07:00May 26th, 2021|

Can I Get My Medicare Part B Premium Back On My Check?

"Can I really get my Medicare Part B Premium back?!"  That is what all the advertisements on TV keep telling us.  These ads are rambling on and on about getting $144 added back on to your Social Security check.  At Senior Solutions Group, we receive multiple phone calls about this weekly and honestly it isn't

2021-05-13T14:12:32-07:00May 13th, 2021|

A Must: Both A Medical & Financial Power of Attorney

This isn't always a fun topic but very necessary.  We can't stress enough how important it is to have both a medical and financial power of Attorney in place. Health Care Power of Attorney We are not giving legal advise BUT, if you have a major health crisis and you can’t act on your own

2021-10-29T13:18:57-07:00April 29th, 2021|

Why Use An Agent for Your Medicare?

Why would you need to use an agent for your Medicare? With us you are not a number, you are a client and a friend.  We are always available to help you.  If you go local, the best agents offer all the plans the call centers offer and more.  Your agent should be looking around

2021-03-31T16:21:06-07:00March 31st, 2021|
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