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Tips for Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare fraud is committed when someone knowingly deceives Medicare to get payment or a higher payment than the healthcare provider is entitled to receive. Medicare abuse occurs with practices resulting in unnecessary costs for Medicare. Examples include overcharging for supplies or services, misusing billing codes, or billing for unnecessary services.  Medicare fraud and abuse are more common than you may think. Fraud schemes can range...

A Savvy Business Owner’s Checklist for Cyber Insurance Coverage

Any business that uses computer technology today has to deal with cyber risk. Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and small and medium businesses are being targeted more than ever. With the shift to more people working from home in 2020, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the opportunity to exploit remote workers.  Cyber insurance may be essential for a business of any size. The following...

Life Insurance and Health Conditions: A Deal Breaker?

Three Things to Keep in Mind If you’re interested in purchasing life insurance, you should consider the following: Never assume a health condition automatically disqualifies you from obtaining life insurance. Sure, maybe your health is less than perfect but you may be eligible for coverage, so always check with a licensed insurance agent to be sure. Always be honest about your medical history. Failing to...

Millennials and Home Insurance

More millennials are buying homes these days, as opposed to renting. By the end of 2018, this generation represented 45% of all new home mortgages, as stated in a Housing Wire article. One thing is certain, whether renting or purchasing a condo or a house, millennials need home insurance to protect them against damage to or loss of their property and against liability. Renters Insurance Your...

Can Life Insurance Cover Student Loan Debt?

What Happens To Your Student Loans If You Pass Away? The short answer: It depends on the type of loans you have. Federal loans: Loans issued directly to a person through the U.S. Department of Education are discharged (“forgiven”) upon that person’s death, once the required documentation is submitted. Read more specifics about federal student loans at StudentAid.gov. Parent PLUS loans: As a type of...