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I enjoy helping people understand the complexities of Medicare. Married (45 years) live in Atlanta with my college sweetheart and wife. Empty nester's but our rescue Doxie (Elsie) entertains us and serves as our burglar alarm. Our son lives in GA and is an engineer @ Google. Our daughter is an art teacher in DC.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
Over 45 years working in the health insurance arena. 18 years on the carrier side, the balance as an independent agent. Specialize in Medicare benefits since 2010.
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https://community.aarp.org/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/20742300 I am a bit confused about your post. Were you covered by a UHC Medigap plan and wanted to change to a different letter plan with the same carrier? If so, underwriting may be required...
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@MichaelS37672  Medicare Part A alone or A and B at the same timeNOTE - Ideal time is 3 months BEFORE your 65th birthdayYou can apply online for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire. Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It take...
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@KittuR492730 what's up with the "website" link to a survey?
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@StevenW450294 employer group health plans almost always start on January 1.  If you have an HSA you will either want to stop contributions or delay Part A until you plan on retiring.
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@mkschmidtjr Call back again. You won't get the same person. Here is a quote and link from the AARP site. Basically, the person you talked to was clueless.  You must be 65 or older anda United States citizen, ora permanent legal resident (green card ...
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https://community.aarp.org/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/20742300 I am a bit confused about your post. Were you covered by a UHC Medigap plan and wanted to change to a different letter plan with the same carrier? If so, underwriting may be required...
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@MichaelS37672  Medicare Part A alone or A and B at the same timeNOTE - Ideal time is 3 months BEFORE your 65th birthdayYou can apply online for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire. Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It take...
somarco 01-15-2021 09:29 AM
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@KittuR492730 what's up with the "website" link to a survey?
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@StevenW450294 employer group health plans almost always start on January 1.  If you have an HSA you will either want to stop contributions or delay Part A until you plan on retiring.
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@mkschmidtjr Call back again. You won't get the same person. Here is a quote and link from the AARP site. Basically, the person you talked to was clueless.  You must be 65 or older anda United States citizen, ora permanent legal resident (green card ...
somarco 12-28-2020 01:00 PM
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https://community.aarp.org/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/20742300 I am a bit confused about your post. Were you covered by a UHC Medigap plan and wanted to change to a different letter plan with the same carrier? If so, underwriting may be required...
somarco 01-15-2021 09:41 AM
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@MichaelS37672  Medicare Part A alone or A and B at the same timeNOTE - Ideal time is 3 months BEFORE your 65th birthdayYou can apply online for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire. Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It take...
somarco 01-15-2021 09:29 AM
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@KittuR492730 what's up with the "website" link to a survey?
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@StevenW450294 employer group health plans almost always start on January 1.  If you have an HSA you will either want to stop contributions or delay Part A until you plan on retiring.
somarco 01-01-2021 06:10 AM
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@mkschmidtjr Call back again. You won't get the same person. Here is a quote and link from the AARP site. Basically, the person you talked to was clueless.  You must be 65 or older anda United States citizen, ora permanent legal resident (green card ...
somarco 12-28-2020 01:00 PM
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