Individual Health & Life Insurance
Risk and uncertainty is an inherent part of life. Health and life insurance is there to help us manage whatever life brings. Our wide range of available plans can provide individuals and families access to affordable, quality health care coverage and financial protection. It doesn't have to be complicated. We work hard to stay ahead of the fast-changing health and life insurance market and can put our knowledge to work for you in securing the right plan at the right cost. One of the most dynamic changes in health care regulation has been the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We have the knowledge and tools to help you understand if and how this new law could help you. Give us a call to start turning some of life's uncertainties into peace of mind.
Health Insurance | Marketplace/Exchange
If you are an individual, family or sole proprietor and do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance, the Schwendeman Agency can help. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), qualified individuals are able to obtain health insurance through public Exchanges (also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces). Within the Exchange, consumers can price and compare available private health insurance plans to determine what plans, if any, meet their needs. Eligible individuals may also qualify for premium tax credits or subsidies to help offset the cost of insurance when enrolling in an Exchange plan. We offer individual and family health insurance through leading carriers in the Ohio and West Virginia markets. And, we know how to assess the wide range of options to assure you get the plan that best fits your specific needs.
A Medicare Supplement policy (also called "Medigap Insurance") is a private health insurance policy that can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. It can also help pay for services that Original Medicare doesn't cover. A Medicare Supplement policy can help assure you have more predictable medical costs but the coverage options must be balanced with the cost of the policy. We can help you find the right balance.
Medicare Part D
Medicare has a program called Medicare Part D that provides insurance to help you pay for prescription drugs. The Part D benefit is administered by private insurance plans so you must select one approved private drug plan for which you pay a monthly premium. Anyone on Medicare can get coverage regardless of income or health. While it's beneficial that there are many providers offering many options, it can also make it challenging to choose the best plan. Talk with us about how Plan D can help you save on prescription drugs.
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you benefits. If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare. There are several different types of Medicare Advantage Plans such as Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. Advantage Plans allow Medicare users to customize their plan to more closely fit their medical needs but options, coverage and costs vary widely. Call us to see if a Medicare Advantage Plan may be an advantage for you.
Nobody likes to think of these things. How would you manage if you were to suffer a severe accident or illness that left you unable to work? How would you pay your bills and cover your daily expenses? If you haven't thought about it, do it now. Help protect yourself and your loved ones with an individual disability income insurance policy. Disability insurance provides a monthly income should the insured become injured and unable to work. It's hard to think about but easier to live with the risk if you know you're covered.
While it's called individual life insurance, it's really about the lives of your loved ones. With the right life insurance, you can be assured that no matter what the future holds, your loved ones will be protected financially and able to live out their hopes and dreams.
There's a lot to understand when choosing life insurance and we have the knowledge and experience to help you choose smartly. There are basically two types of life insurance but many versions and options that provide a lot of flexibility. Term insurance is a simple affordable plan for a specific time period. Permanent Insurance, such as whole life and universal life, provides lifelong coverage with many options to manage premiums, build value, and receive benefits.
Whether you are looking for the affordability of term insurance or the lifelong protection and flexibility of permanent insurance, we have a broad range of plans available and the expertise to help you find the one that assures your loved ones are protected.
Long Term Care
While the population over 80 will be the fastest growing segment of the population for the next 40 years, life expectancy is going up. More and more people are living longer and entering an age when they may need care. Combine this demographic trend with the increasing cost of care and you can see why long-term care insurance is an important consideration.
Long-term care insurance helps protect individuals from the costs of long-term care and can include a range of benefits with varying lengths of time. Long-term care services may include help with activities of daily living, home health care, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, and care in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. It may also include care management services that will evaluate your needs and coordinate and monitor the delivery of services.