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Healthy Eating for Diabetes and Prediabetes - QCInow.com

Healthy Eating for Diabetes and Prediabetes

Diet can’t cure diabetes on its own, but it can help you keep it under control, and if you’re prediabetic, you could reverse it with diet. If you struggle with diabetes or are prediabetic, there are ways to stabilize or improve your condition by eating better!
What you should know about qualifying life events and special enrollment periods for health insurance. - QCInow.com

What are Qualifying Life Events for Health Insurance?

Here’s what you should know about qualifying life events and special enrollment periods with regards to your health insurance. You only have a certain amount of time to change your plan!
Do I Pay Taxes on Life Insurance Payouts? - QCInow.com

Do I Pay Taxes on Life Insurance Payouts?

Here’s what to expect if you ever receive a life insurance policy payout, and what to know if you’re planning to protect your own loved ones with a life insurance policy from Quality Choice Insurance.
Do I Pay Taxes on Life Insurance Payouts? - QCInow.com

October’s Newsletter is here!

October's newsletter contains information regarding the upcoming Medicare meetings as well as other information on updates to Medicare. Read more at https://mailchi.mp/qualitychoiceinsurance/oct-newsletter-4992010
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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Vision Simulator How does age-related macular degeneration affect your vision? Macular degeneration reduces vision in the central part of the retina. It usually does not affect the eye’s side, or…
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February is Heart Month!

The Nation Goes Red in February National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 7, 2020 On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from…
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Trends Shaping Health Insurance and Health Care in 2020

As a new decade begins, the health insurance industry is on the cusp of making a leap towards improved, higher-tech management of health plan participants. A recent paper by Capgemini, an insurance technology and consulting firm, predicts…
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Beware of Social Security Phone Scams

Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees.  The scammers mislead victims into making cash or…
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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis During Travel

If you plan on taking a long trip, you should be aware of a vein disorder that is especially common among travelers over 50. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blot clot forms in a deep leg vein. DVT is potentially fatal because a clot…
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Medicare: Planning for Out-Of-Pocket Drug Costs

Once you qualify for Medicare, you have some choices regarding paying for prescription drugs. Basic Medicare (Parts A and B) does not cover prescription drug costs. You will have to either pay out of pocket, arrange outside coverage, or…
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Telemedicine Taking Off, Reducing Health Costs

One of the fastest-growing parts of the health care system, and which touches significantly on group health plans, is telemedicine.  From 2016 to 2017, insurance claims for services rendered via telehealth ― as a percentage…
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Top 8 Reasons Why Homes Catch Fire and How to Prevent Them

Fires are the most common claim for homeowners and they can start in a variety of ways.  The causes of these fires range from food left unattended on the stove to candles left burning. A majority of these fires are preventable with…
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Preventing Family Disputes Over Inherited Property

After a family member dies and leaves property or belongings to heirs, it is common to hear about disagreements and even fights. Property inheritance rarely brings out the best in family members. If a loved one left instructions regarding…
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Eight Insurance-cost Saving Tips for New Year

As 2020 gets underway, now is a good time to review your home safety and insurance plans for the year. Make sure this year that you make your home safety a priority, and also ensure that you get the most bang for the buck with your insurance coverage.  You…
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5 Ways You Can Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

More than nine out of ten current retirees rely at least in part on Social Security benefits to fund their retirement income. The maximum monthly Social Security benefit that an individual can receive per month in 2020 is $3,790…
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Understanding the Need for Disability Insurance

The implications of being totally disabled are frightening. Disability has far greater economic, relational, and social consequences than dying.  Individuals (especially males) between the ages of 30 and 50 will likely suffer an…
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Making your Smart Phone “Insurance Smart”

Using your smartphone to manage all of your insurance affairs is not only smart, but it will also put you ahead of the game if you need to access your insurance information or if you end up having a claim. There is no better place than…
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Happy Holidays

QCI wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Beware of Parking Lot Hazards at the Holidays

During the busy holiday season, there are many distractions that make parking lots a fairly dangerous place to be.  The combination of early sunset, increased traffic and pedestrians, scam artists, vandals and thieves, and people in…
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Prepare a Digital Estate Plan for Future Caregivers

How to provide the information they’ll need to manage your online data by Amanda Singleton, AARP, June 11, 2019 GETTY IMAGES En español | My mother kept a little black book. Not the fun kind filled with suitors’ phone…
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How to Thwart Porch Pirates

As the holiday shopping season gets started and more people are shopping online, the threat of having your packages stolen from your doorstep continues growing. One of the modern plagues during the holiday season is the emergence of…
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How to Outsmart a Burglar and Keep Your Home Safe

Written by Monique Seitz-Davis | Updated December 27, 2017 In 2014, two Minnesota men were robbing a car repair shop when one of the thieves accidentally pocket-dialed 911. As you can imagine, this butt-dial inadvertently…
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How Not to Gain Weight During the Holidays

Indulge wisely during the most 'carbiest' time of the year by Kimberly Goad, AARP, November 22, 2019 BHOFACK2/ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES Two pounds. That's how much adults gain, on average, after Thanksgiving. Not…
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Winter Car Care Tips: Keep Your Vehicle in Peak Condition During Frigid Weather

Don't let cold temperatures wreak havoc on your car By Jon Linkov January 02, 2018 Keep these five car-care tips in mind as the mercury plummets. You don't want to be stranded by a dead battery or get into an accident because…