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How — and When — Do I Sign Up for Medicare?

  Santa Ana, CA – July 11, 2017   Medicare Part A and Part B If you are already receiving Social Security benefits before you turn age 65, no sign-up is required for Medicare Part A or Part B. Part A is basic hospital insurance; Part B helps to pay for medically necessary services such […]

How Do I Pay for Health Care Costs While Living or Traveling Abroad?

Santa Ana, CA – June 6, 2017 Generally speaking, public and private health insurance plans in the United States — including Medicare and most private policies — only pay for treatment and services provided to individuals while they are in this country. Therefore, as an American living, working, or traveling outside of the United States, […]

Navigating Medicare and Medigap Insurance

Santa Ana – August 12, 2016 Most adults become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month they turn age 65. Whether you need to sign up, and how to go about doing so, depends on the type of coverage you select and whether you collect Social Security benefits prior to becoming eligible […]

What Is a Health Care Proxy?

A health care proxy allows you to designate a person who can make medical decisions for you in the event that you are too seriously incapacitated through illness or injury to make those decisions yourself. In some states, a health care proxy is known as a medical power of attorney. Many legal and health care […]

Kaiser leads HMOs in providing recommended care in state

Out of the 10 largest HMOs Kaiser was the only HMO that received a four-star rating in California. Anthem Blue Cross and CIGNA were the highest rated PPOs. The information was gathered from claims and patient surveys in 2013 and the report card was generated The report card is available at the Office of the […]

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