I have VA Benefits. Do I need Medicare?

If you have VA benefits and Medicare, don’t go canceling your Medicare coverage! Just so we’re all on the same page, you can only be eligible for VA benefits if you meet a slew of eligibility requirements (https://www.va.gov/health-care/eligibility/) including financial status and how long you were enlisted. If you don’t meet these requirem..

Michael Sams Earns 2018 Agent of the Year Award

Michael Sams, a senior market insurance agent for Sams/Hockaday & Associates, has earned the 2018 Agent of the Year Award. This is Sams’ 6th time receiving the award (Sams also was awarded in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Since 2005, Sams has been helping seniors save money and time when it comes to their insurance needs. Med..

Celebrities Turning 65 in 2019

Are you curious about which celebrities are turning 65 in 2019? We’ve put together a list of famous actors, businessmen, musicians, and more that were born in 1954, which means they’ll be turning 65 this year. Familiar faces like Oprah, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld will be aging into Medicare this year. Yep – you’re not alone! ..

10 Christmas Recipes Illinois Natives Can't Live Without

Honestly, food has become pretty synonymous with the holidays. Think about it – we have Christmas cookies, the Christmas ham, and depending on where you’re from, maybe even a little bit of Christmas pudding. That got us thinking… are there any recipes that are rooted here in Illinois? Maybe even recipes that are tried-and-true for th..

Our Best Articles of 2018: Your Favorite Senior Reads This Year

At Sams/Hockaday & Associates, we put out new senior-interest blog content every week. As we near the end of 2018, we thought it’d be both fun and interesting to look back and see which articles you enjoyed the most this year! We put together a list of our best articles of 2018, which are the articles that were the most popular. We thin..

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