Medicare Insurance Products
First, You Have Decisions to Make Upon Reaching Eligibility
When you become eligible for Medicare there are major decisions to make. If you make the wrong decision you could incur financial penalties. Be careful. The Medicare NINJA! is here to help. I am an excellent resource and love spending my days advising seniors about their options. All health insurance plans are rapidly changing, including Medicare.
One of the best sources of information on Medicare is your “Medicare & You” handbook that you receive each year. It outlines all Medicare guidelines for the coming year. You can download a copy on the right.
Some important points to Medicare concerning your rights and entitlements.
- Medicare was created as a way of providing healthcare coverage for senior Americans.
- At some point in life, most of us have a RIGHT to Medicare coverage.
- Most Americans, upon turning 65 years old become eligible for Medicare Parts A & B (Some become eligible before age 65, due to illness or other circumstances).
- Most people have paid into Medicare Part A through payroll deductions at work, so a premium is usually not necessary for Part A (Hospital) coverage. Some will pay for it however if they did not pay in prior to 65.
- If you elect to receive Part B, you will likely be required to pay the government a monthly premium and it covers, primarily, your non-hospital medical expenses. This monthly premium is usually taken right out of your monthly social security check.
- Medicare DOES NOT cover all medical expenses, nor does it pay ALL of the expenses on items it does cover.
- Medicare Part D is optional. It’s role is to help you pay for some of your prescription drug expenses. This separate prescription drug plan (PDP) must typically be purchased from a private insurance company in order for an individual to receive coverage for prescription drugs. IMPORTANT, if you are eligible for Part D, and elect not to sign up with a drug plan, and you have no other “credible coverage” you maybe incur a penalty when you DO sign up.
Medicare was developed in the 1960’s as a way for our government to help take care of healthcare needs for seniors age 65 and over and the disabled under age 65. Over the years, it has changed, adapted, and expanded to meet the varying needs of our population. While the subject of Medicare can occasionally become a political football, at Cool Insurance Group we believe Medicare is a sound solution for its beneficiaries. Healthcare debate generally centers on costs, benefits, and access. We understand the nuances of plans and how they vary from market to market. We can help you understand how it works and we can show you available options for your review. Our goal is always to take this often complicated subject and present it so you understand it and we work diligently to help you make the right decision.
The Medicare NINJA! can help a LOT where Medicare is concerned.
What can a Medicare NINJA! Do For You?
First, we can teach you all about Medicare and how it works. Either in a live class, an online class, through a video explanation, or a one-on-one meeting, we will be happy to walk you through the various parts and explain how they work.
Second, we can help you make your required decisions by giving you facts; not sales “puffery”.
Third, we can look up all your prescriptions and all your doctors to verify their inclusion in any medicare back up plans. AND, we will get together on an annual basis and review changes, as well.
- To view a 2015 Medicare Supplements Comparison Chart, Go HERE!
Do we know our stuff? Do we help people? Check out the testimonials below from some of our actual clients.
Testimonials from Real Clients!
Todd helped me save money and was really good with the paperwork. He showed me all my options.
He helped know which was the best way to go on my insurance. Then last year he helped me get some bills cleared up through my insurance after a surgery.
He was kind, patient with me, and wonderfully helpful.
Todd helped me pick out the right package for me. He explained everything to us so we understood it. Very nice and well mannered.
Yes. Todd helped me save money on my prescriptions and health care.
You have saved us money. Hope you can keep saving us money. Lots of the medicine is a racket. Thanks for being there for us.
Todd helped me very much. He answered all of my questions.
Calmed my fears. The plans you picked for me worked great. Thanks.
Todd helped me with answers when I need help. Thanks a lot!
Todd helped me transfer to Humana without any problems.
Todd showed us an insurance plan that was right for us. The process was quick, simple, stress free, no-hassle. Amazing! God Bless you and thank you!
Yes. It saves me money!
Helped me know what I needed. Very kind and helpful.
Anytime I've had questions Todd has always took the time to explain what I need. With health insurance as it is today, we need someone to "stand in the gap" for us. Todd is not only our agent but has become a dear friend as well. Really do appreciate him.
You helped me understand my healthcare and my Medicare. Thank you.
Todd was good about meeting me at a location closer to where I live.
Thanks for helping me get my meds!
An for all the trouble you have gone though trying to get my Medicare Part B straightened out. See you soon.
Todd saved me money when he explained the benefit of an HMO instead of the PPO I had for years. Given my good health status I do not go to the doctors much. Todd also looked up different PCPs for me to choose from. Very helpful. I have never had this much help!
Larry E. & Phyllis J.
Todd saved us money on insurance, Medicare and he can answer all your questions.
Todd helped me get set up with Humana Advantage plan. He made it easy and I greatly appreciated that.
Todd helped me save $18.80 on my prescription medications.
Mr. Oldfield helped my husband and I get his retirement plan plus social security for us in order. Had I listened better, I would be paying less for a drug plan.
R. & J. Brandenburg
Todd, You saved us money and we were so happy I ran into you at Wal-Mart. We found you to be a really nice quy and look forward to working with you next year. I will make you chili again!
Todd found me the best plan with the most options for less money. Explained in detail the various components of my policy and how to save money.
Todd has always been very helpful in answering any questions I have had. Has also helped other family and friends.
The most helpful agent ever.
Todd was an absolutely wonderful in helping us to navigate our way through the medicare and supplemental insurance hurdles. He took the time to explain everything for us and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
Dave G. aka Riverdave
I was very impressed by the excellent meeting I had with agent Todd Oldfield from the 'cool' group of agents. He was very through, professional and knowledgeable. He had the answer to any question I had and further was not in a rush, seemed like he thought I was a human being as opposed to just another commission. He also met me at a little deli about half way between Lexington and my little home down on the Kentucky River. [to tell you the truth I believe he would have come all the to my home but I would not ask that of anyone without a 4 wheel drive vehicle that had a ground clearance of at least 10 inches. But I bet he would have . ]
If the rest of the agents associated with the 'Cool Group' are anywhere near the caliper of Mr Oldfield then this is certainly the place to shop for your insurance needs. In my case I was to start with Medicare. (the government seemed pretty adamant on this point) The plan Mr Oldfield laid out was with Humana and I truly believe that I came out with better than I could have by just letting the government give me whatever their concept of health-care is, the Humana folks picked up from there and sent me a great deal of info on my plan and continue to be on call for any questions I may have.
Now I just need to get sick. OK, no I really do not want to get sick, but it's a comfort to know that I have good coverage and then some. I did book an appointment for a check-up and place an order for my monthly $30. worth of over the counter items including a blood pressure cuff w/stethoscope.
I highly recommend the 'cool' group and agent Todd Oldfield.
Yours in Liberty,
David G. aka riverdave
Todd came to my house instead of me having to go to him. He sat down and explained Medicare and supplemental health insurance fully. Through his computer program he defined best program for me. Additionally best RX program and saved me ENORMOUS time and energy.
"Best insurance agent I have dealt with."
He is very knowledgeable, with insurance needs very helpful. If he does not know the answers he will gladly find out and get back with his client. I like his work ethics. Nice. Polite.
Todd has always explained the choices well. He has been available anytime I or friends of mine had questions or issues about payments. He has become a friend.
Mike (Todd) was extremely helpful with my insurance coverage. I feel he got me the best possible insurance and at the least cost! Very, very knowledgeable.
My agent, Todd Oldfield was very professional and very well informed.
J. Martin & L. Harper
Mr. Oldfield came to our home and explained the choices of supplements. He was very knowledgeable and patent when we asked questions and I feel I can call him anytime if questions arise.
I want to thank Todd for making a big difference in my life. Since I am turning 65 soon, Todd came to my home and reviewed my current insurance. I am thoroughly confused by insurance companies. Todd showed me that I have been paying $60 a month, for the past 6 years for a policy that has covered nothing. Todd made phone calls and prepared the necessary paperwork while he was at my home. Now I have the coverage I need, extra money each month, and Todd as my agent to make sure my insurance needs are met. He is also very friendly and by the time he left, I felt like we were old friends. Thanks Todd!!
You surely must know you are appreciated by all your clients. The labyrinth of insurance details is messy business. A person needs people like you to sort out the messy, confusing options. Aside from making an informed choice, you were especially pleasant and kind.
The speaker clearly knows the material. I came away feeling like I had a much better understanding of Medicare; it's components, my exposure to financial risk should I become ill, and how to protect my finances.
Michael Todd is one of a dying breed of sales reps. He knows his product , is very sincere and honest and as dependable as a mother. He loves his job and strives to be the best for you; the customer .