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All Services

Life Insurance:

Life insurance is protection against financial loss that would result from the premature death of an insured. The named beneficiary receives the proceeds and is thereby safeguarded from the financial impact of the death of the insured. The death benefit is paid by a life insurer in consideration for premium payments made by the insured.

We have a multitude of options for your life insurance needs.  For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation please call 563.332.2200.

Financial Planning:

A financial plan is a comprehensive evaluation of an investor’s current and future financial state by using currently known variables to predict future cash flows, asset values and withdrawal plans. Most individuals work in conjunction with a financial planner and use current net worth, tax liabilities, asset allocation, and future retirement and estate plans in developing financial plans. These metrics are used along with estimates of asset growth to determine if a person’s financial goals can be met in the future, or what steps need to be taken to ensure that they are.

We will ensure that we create a financial strategy that will allow you to live the way you want.  For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation please call 563.332.2200.

Health Insurance:

Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that pays for medical and surgical expenses incurred by the insured. Health insurance can reimburse the insured for expenses incurred from illness or injury, or pay the care provider directly. It is often included in employer benefit packages as a means of enticing quality employees. The cost of health insurance premiums is deductible to the payer, and benefits received are tax-free.

HMO’s health maintenance organizations, PPO’s  preferred provider organizations, POS’s point of service networks, and HSA’s health savings accounts, we can help with these complex items.

Insurance plans with higher out-of-pocket costs generally have smaller monthly premiums than plans with low deductibles. When shopping for plans, individuals must weigh the benefits of lower monthly costs against the potential risk of large out-of-pocket expenses in the case of a major illness or accident. Health insurance has many cousins, such as disability insurance, critical (catastrophic) illness insurance and long-term care (LTC) insurance.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation please call 563.332.2200.

Paycheck / Disability Income Insurance:

Like most people, you may have a range of financial obligations you’re responsible for, such as rent or a mortgage, retirement savings and everyday expenses. If you become disabled, you’ll still need to fulfill your commitments and provide for your loved ones. Even if you have group long term disability income insurance through your employer, it may not be enough. Individual disability income (DI) insurance may help protect more of your income if you become too sick or injured to work for an extended period of time.

Income Protection

When you add up your income throughout your career, it will most likely be your single biggest asset. Without it, your ability to support yourself and your loved ones, as well as the future you envision, may be in jeopardy. With so much at stake, it’s important to help protect a portion of your income with DI insurance.

Retirement Protection

You’ve worked hard to save for retirement, so it’s critical to protect the nest egg you’ve built. Since DI insurance can help you meet your current financial obligations if you become too sick or hurt to work, you may be able to avoid tapping into your retirement savings. You may also be able to purchase a DI policy designed to help you continue saving for retirement if you become too sick or hurt to work. And while they are not a retirement plan, or a substitute for one, some DI policies may help replace an amount equal to the contributions you would have made to your retirement plan if you had not become disabled.

Customizable Coverage

Your life and needs may change over time. Individual disability income insurance policies may be customizable, so you can prepare for the future. For example, you may be able to choose to add a rider to your policy that allows your coverage to grow as your salary increases. Other riders may offer income protection for your specific occupation, or during a partial disability.  Graded premiums and student loan riders to prevent against student loan defaults are also popular.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation please call 563.332.2200.

Medicare:

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)

Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) 

Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans)

A type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, most Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren’t paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage)

Part D adds prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. These plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans may also offer prescription drug coverage that follows the same rules as Medicare Prescription Drug plans.

Our office conducts monthly Medicare Community Meetings that educates consumers on Medicare.  All meetings are at 10:00 A.M. in our office.  Please RSVP for a seat.

Here are the 2017 dates:

March 21 & 23

April  18 & 20

May 16 & 18

June 20 & 22

July 18 & 20

August 15 & 17

September 19 & 21

October 17 & 19

November 14 & 16
We will help you navigate your Medicare plan to make sure you understand your options.  For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation please call 563.332.2200.