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Navigating the Medicare Maze with Craig Smith (Ep. 151)

Navigating the Medicare Maze with Craig Smith (Ep. 151)

There is no secret to Medicare, you just need the proper guidance.

In this insightful episode of Life Unlimited, host Larry Heller, CFP®, CDFA®, welcomes Craig Smith, Medicare professional. With a focus on senior healthcare since 2013, Craig has become a go-to advisor for baby boomers managing healthcare and insurance financials, especially Medicare. The episode delves deeply into the layers of Medicare, shedding light on its various sections, eligibility nuances, and pivotal decisions for those approaching their golden years.

Key Points Covered:

  • Exploring Medicare Parts A and B, along with drug plan details
  • Clarity on Medicare eligibility starting at age 65 and special condition considerations
  • Insights on how employer healthcare plans interact with Medicare choices at 65, including spousal coverage implications
  • Highlighting Medicare’s automatic enrollment, penalties, and drug plan selection
  • Differentiating between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Guidance on Medicare’s annual enrollment and state-specific plan variations
  • Plus, more tips for making well-informed Medicare decisions!


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About Craig Smith:

Craig Smith has been an instrumental figure in the senior healthcare market since becoming an insurance agent in 2013. His expertise in Medicare and commitment to offering unbiased, affordable healthcare plans have significantly impacted retirees and those nearing retirement age. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Medicare, Craig provides tailored advice to his clients, helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare and financial security.

Taking Financial Responsibility Before You’re a Widow or Widower (Ep. 108)

Taking Financial Responsibility Before You’re a Widow or Widower (Ep. 108)

99% of people will become a widow or widower at some point in their life, so financial preparation will be helpful during this emotional time.

In this episode, Larry Heller guides you around ways to make financial planning easier during this major life transition by revealing key steps you’ll want to incorporate into your financial planning should you become widowed. Plus, he explains why financial discussions between spouses are important, especially in the later years of life.

Larry discusses:

  • Concepts to include in your financial plan for when you become a widow or widower
  • How tax situations may shift when one spouse becomes widowed
  • The potential shift in insurance coverage as a widow or widower
  • How editing a will after one partner has passed may be required
  • And more


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Why Everyone Should Have Supplementary Uninsured Motorist Coverage — With Attorney Brian Murphy (Ep. 83)

Why Everyone Should Have Supplementary Uninsured Motorist Coverage — With Attorney Brian Murphy (Ep. 83)

Approximately 15% of people behind the wheel don’t have any automobile insurance coverage.

What happens if you’re injured by one of those people? 

Find out in this episode, as Larry Heller speaks with Brian Murphy of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP. As a personal injury trial attorney, Brian represents individuals all over the New York Metropolitan area who have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of others. Brian shares real-life accidents and educates you on the value of supplementary uninsured motorist (SUM) coverage.

You will learn:  

  • The most important aspects of auto insurance policies
  • Real-life situations where SUM coverage can be used
  • How to find out what your SUM coverage is and how much it costs
  • Whether SUM coverage is covered under your umbrella policy
  • About no-fault auto coverage
  • And more! 

 Listen now to learn about supplement uninsured motorist coverage and how it can protect you! 

Resources:  Heller Wealth Management: (631) 293-2806 | Email Larry | RGLZ Personal Injury Law: (631) 293-2300 | Email Brian Murphy