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The NSPA Blog

Medigap and Medicare’s Annual Wellnesss Visit

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Posted on August 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

Now, that we covered the Basics of Medicare and the Changes to Medicare 2020 in our previous blog posts, today let's take a look at a couple of features of Medicare that people always seem to be confused about: Medigap and the Annual Wellness... Continue Reading »

Medicare – Changes in 2020

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Posted on August 6th, 2019 by Jeryl Wojcik, under Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

Last week, we provided you with an overview of Medicare Basics; This week we would like to provide for you some information on the pending changes to Medicare in the year 2020.  While the changes for Medicare are not in place as of yet we... Continue Reading »

Medicare – The Basics

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Posted on July 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It’s almost this time of year again, enrollment in health care. One of the options you may have may be Medicare. Whether you will be a first time enrollee, or whether you already are enrolled with Medicare, over the next few weeks, we will... Continue Reading »

The Sandwich Generation – an Overview

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Posted on July 21st, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Caregiving, Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Take Charge

Who They Are You probably have heard the term “Sandwich Generation”; maybe you are a part of this group. If you aren’t a part of this group, you may be curious about who they are. The term “Sandwich Generation” was originally... Continue Reading »

Managing Caregiving with Siblings

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Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Caregiving, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

When your elderly parents’ health declines and they can no longer manage their life on their own, some may choose to live in a Retirement Facility or Assisted Living or Memory Care Facility, depending on the level of care they need. But not... Continue Reading »

Caregiver Stress – How to Identify and Minimize It!

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Posted on July 8th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Caregiver, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Taking care of a loved one is a noble task. It is something we sometimes feel obligated to do, sometimes we have no choice due to financial restraints, sometimes it’s our chosen profession. However we arrived there, it is a very stressful job... Continue Reading »

Building a Caregiver Support Team

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Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Caregiving, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy

More often than not, when a loved one falls ill, the initial reaction or decision is to take on caregiving for this person. There is an overwhelming desire to provide help, care, funds, or whatever else is needed or necessary to get our loved one... Continue Reading »