Medicare Premiums Increase for Many Retirees in 2018

 

Most of the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be used to pay for higher Medicare Part B premiums.  The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $134 in 2018, the same amount as in 2017. But many retirees who have been paying less than the standard rate for the past several years will see a jump in their premiums. Here’s a look at how much you can expect to pay for Medicare Part B premiums in 2018.

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Group Health Insurance Plans

Shopping for group health insurance?  ABM Insurance & Benefits offers many different plans for your company.  Contact us today for your free quote. 281-448-3040.

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Open Enrollment for Individual Health Insurance Plans

It is that time of year.   Open Enrollment for individual insurance coverage through and outside the exchange must be completed by December 15th to secure coverage for 2018.   Much has changed in the Individual Health Insurance market place:

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FEMA Assistance for those without Flood Insurance

It was noted that 80% of those in flooded areas do not have Flood insurance.   If you do not have flood insurance and experienced damage, we want to provide you with information for assistance.    FEMA has assets here in our area to help –   

To access FEMA assistance, complete an application at :

www.disasterassistance.gov    or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

 

If you have flood insurance coverage and need assistance filing a claim, you can visit FEMA’s site @

https://www.fema.gov/nfip-file-your-claim

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Misinformation regarding new claim legislation HB1774 in Texas

The new law is designed to do two important things:
1. Discourage the feeding frenzy by lawyers and contractors following natural events occurring in Texas over the past several years. These unscrupulous actors have taken advantage of thousands of hard-working Texans over the past several years.
2. Encourage out-of-state insurance adjusters to come work in Texas following a massive disaster like Harvey. In the following days and weeks, it will be critically important for out-of-state adjusters to work in Texas to ensure that insurance claims are evaluated and paid in a timely manner.

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Your Vehicle Can Be Your Worst Enemy In a Flash Flood

Most of us think of our vehicles as safe places. They’re tested in a hundred different ways to be sure they’re safe. They’re rated on how safe they are. They carry us safely to and from work and school and hundred other places day in and day out. 

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Please Stay Safe!

As Hurricane Harvey continues its path towards Texas / Louisiana,  I wanted to make sure you had some important links about “Hurricane Preparedness” and claims.   Hurricane Preparedness Resources   – Ready – FEMA  – American Red Cross – FloodSmart   Do You Need To File A Claim?   If you need to file a […]

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