Archive for Finance

  • What’s the ‘advantage’ with Advantage Plans? What’s the ‘advantage’ with Advantage Plans?

    By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor Medicare Part C – Advantage Plan - has been around for a long time and is an alternative to Original Medicare. Many Medicare Beneficiaries are not familiar with the use of Medicare Part C or the term ‘Advantag...

  • YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Davenport, IA Office YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Davenport, IA Office

    By Linda Clayton-Powell Social Security District Manager Davenport, Iowa DON’T BE MISLED BY FALSE MEDICARE OR SOCIAL SECURITY ADS Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relyin...

  • YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office

    By Cristina Vital Social Security Manager Rock Island Social Security Office BEAT PROCRASTINATION BY CHANGING YOUR DIRECT DEPOSIT EARLY September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day. With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of constantly postponing some tasks because of othe...

  • What Exactly is a Senior Center and Why Do I Need It? What Exactly is a Senior Center and Why Do I Need It?

    By Laura Kopp CASI President/CEO Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) As President and CEO of CASI, I am out and about in the community on a consistent basis. From fundraising to friend-raising, my job allows me the benefit of meeting new and interesting people all the time. Of course, as the ...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Kathy Nitz GolderCare Solutions Medicaid Basics Commonly we get a call with a scenario something like this: Mom was in the hospital, now “they” are telling the caller that she needs to go to long term care. The nursing home is telling the caller that she only gets a short stay under Medic...

  • Shocked with a Question! Shocked with a Question!

    By Mary Huebbe Marketing Director – Ridgecrest Village Most people in our area have heard about Ridgecrest Village, and many know it is a continuum of care community. But few people know exactly what it has to offer. One of our residents told me. “I used to drive by on Northwest Boulevard and...

  • Why Residents Love Living at Friendship Manor Why Residents Love Living at Friendship Manor

    Information from Friendship Manor We conducted a resident survey asking what was so impressive about living at the only Illinois Quad Cities’ Continuing Care Retirement Community. Our Friendship Manor residents shared a variety of highlights and here’s what they want you to know about living i...

  • YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office

    By Cristina Vital Social Security Manager Rock Island Social Security Office SOCIAL SECURITY WHEN YOU ARE SELF-EMPLOYED Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes from their paycheck, matches that contribution, sends taxes to t...