Blog: September 2015

Medicare Enrollment Made Easy — Well, Easier!

{7:25 minutes to read} Enrolling in Medicare for the first time, or changing your status, can feel like a torturous process. It does not have to be if you have a basic knowledge of the options and limitations. Since the “Annual Election Period” begins on October 15th and ends on December 7th, we summarized the basic choices and when/how to make them. We will not deal extensively with the premiums, penalties or co-pays.

There are 2 main Medicare coverage plans: Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C).  Original Medicare consists of Part A, Part B and Part D for drug coverage. A Medicare Advantage Plan consists of all three parts. Essentially, it is a less-expensive form of Medicare, but medical care is through a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO); this restricts your choice of doctors and is only valid in the region in which it is issued.


What Do I Do with All My Parents’ Books?

{4:25 minutes to read} Books bring great joy to those who love to read and collect them. But they pose challenges when people move to smaller quarters or when their estates are settled. At Eddy & Schein, we are often called to assist clients, or their heirs, find a good solution - a recent case involved us finding a buyer for 4,000 books in mint condition. 

Most books have no value. However, that does not mean you should discard them. Here are some tips:



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