Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!

Posted April 29th, 2022

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash, and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired, or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


March is Multiple Myeloma Action Month

Posted March 29th, 2022

Part of getting involved in advocacy and action is learning more about the disease and cause you are advocating for to improve research, treatment development, supportive care, and resources. Multiple myeloma is often a cancer very few have heard of, but once it touches you, you never forget it – as it has for Michael […]


Breaking News: Medical Debt and Your Credit Report

Posted March 23rd, 2022

Medical debt is the largest source of personal debt in the US. Two-thirds of all personal bankruptcies are due to medical bills. About 115 million Americans under 65 report issues with medical bills, have skipped medical care due to cost, or have been uninsured/underinsured. As a result, more and more Americans are seeing their credit […]


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 1st, 2022

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the screening recommendations have changed. What you need to know. Did anyone else see the memes last week that said, “if you recognized everyone in the Superbowl halftime show, it’s time to schedule your first colonoscopy?” Yes, fellow Gen-Xers. It’s time.And if it seems earlier to you than […]


Marc Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company: A Potential Gold Mine for SOME Prescription Medications

Posted January 26th, 2022

If you are one of the millions without prescription drug coverage or who have high out-of-pocket expenses for your medications, the Cost Plus Drug Company may be a great resource for you to access some of your medications. Launched last week and founded by Billionaire Shark Tank investor Marc Cuban, Cost Plus has found a […]


Today Is Giving Tuesday

Posted November 30th, 2021

No doubt you have already seen appeals for #givingtuesday. Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to mention the year-end tax advantages of charitable contributions. I recognize that many are struggling financially this year due to the pandemic and #givingtuesday may seem out of […]


Medicare Advantage Plans: Read the Fine Print!

Posted November 12th, 2021

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 ends on December 7th. No doubt, like me, you have seen the countless commercials and even 30-minute-long infomercials from various Medicare Advantage plans touting the great benefits of these plans—like dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, meals, transportation to medical appointments—and many others. For some, Medicare Advantage plans are good […]


Open Enrollment for 2022 Affordable Care Act Plans is Here!

Posted November 1st, 2021

What is open enrollment? This is the time each year when you can make changes to your health insurance coverage-usually through the Healthcare Marketplace (healthcare.gov). When can I enroll or make changes to my plan? Open enrollment for ACA (“Obamacare”) insurance plans for the 202 coverage year runs from November 1st– January 15th for states […]


This Saturday: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted October 22nd, 2021

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Tomorrow!

Posted October 14th, 2021

Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2022. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You can switch […]