News

Elise enjoys following the news related to healthcare, medicare and retirement issues. This is where we will share posts that may be relevant or interesting to you.

Elise recently had the pleasure of working with a very talented local photographer for some new images for the website, future mailings, and more. You may have noticed the new images of Elise on the homepage along with new pictures of Stanley and Downtown Boise.......

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash Your Health Idaho recently announced that a Special Enrollment Period will occur between March 1 and March 31 of this year (2021). Uninsured Idahoans will have the opportunity to sign up for health insurance if they meet eligibility through......

National marketing companies have been advertising heavily recently, and much of what has been advertised does not pertain to the state of Idaho. Therefore, these ads can be very misleading to the Idaho public. For example, there are no Medicare Advantage Plans in the state......

This year has been a lot different due to the pandemic, but I’ve still helped countless people find the plan best for them and reassessed the available options for many other clients during this Annual Enrollment Period. It has gone by fast; there are only......

It’s likely that you have heard about Medicare Advantage Plans at this point. They are a type of private Medicare insurance that also represents the shift toward value-based care in the American healthcare system. Providers are given incentives to improve ‘quality outcomes’ rather than simply......

A few days ago, CMS put out a press release outlining the monthly premiums for Medicare in 2021. Changes in premiums from year to year are always a concern for those on Medicare, and it was also projected that Medicare spending would increase in 2021......

The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies released its 20th annual Retirement Survey of Retirees this month. The survey contains many interesting retiree statistics and insights. Something that particularly stood out in the survey was the section regarding legal documentation. The survey (carried out in June......

Don’t be surprised! Today is the first official day of the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans. If you need a new plan or need to change plans, now is the time to reach out to Elise. She will be happy to help you......

Social security is a form of insurance. Managed by the Social Security Administration, it is issued to many Americans. Today, we will talk about Social Security retirement benefits. You may be able to receive Social Security as early as age 62. Unfortunately, doing so can......

(Photo by Kate Hliznitsova on Unsplash) St. Lukes is now switching to curbside pharmacy pickup at its outpatient pharmacies in Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. According to the notice from St. Luke’s, designated parking stalls for prescription pick-up have replaced the pharmacy service trailers and tents......