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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce 2020 premium increases

November 14, 2019 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the 2020 increases in premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B programs. The increase in costs associated … Read More

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With the acquisition of Professional Disability Associates, a strong partnership is formed

July 25, 2019 As part of the commitment to help as many people as possible, The Advocator Group acquired Professional Disability Associates (PDA) in 2018. PDA, a Maine-based company, has an exceptional reputation in the insurance industry for assisting … Read More

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New Medicare Cards & Fraud Prevention: What You Should Know

June 7, 2018 Both Social Security and Medicare are very aware of the presence of scammers trying to steal the identities and benefits of disability, retirement, and Medicare recipients and as part of Medicare’s recent fraud-prevention efforts, new Medicare … Read More

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Do you Know the Difference Dependent Benefits Could Make for You?

November 6, 2017 We have published several posts over the past few months about dependent benefits: how they impact your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application, how to go about applying for them once you are awarded, and now … Read More

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Introduction to Medicare and the Annual Election Period

October 25, 2017 This month, we wanted to take some time to focus on Medicare, since the 2017 Annual Election Period (AEP) has officially begun (the AEP for 2017 runs from October 15 to December 7) , and we … Read More

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“What is State Disability?”

July 6, 2017 For the last two months, we have reviewed different types of offsets and financial benefits you may receive and how they may affect your Social Security Disability Claim (SSDI). Last month’s post addressed “What … Read More

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SSDI & Life Change at Any Age: Michael’s Story

May 31, 2017 Earlier this month we helped kick off Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM) by sharing some excellent resources and shocking statistics about how unprepared many American workers truly are for a sudden loss of income due to … Read More

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Are you Prepared for a Sudden Loss of Income?

May 16, 2017 May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM), and we want our clients, friends, and family members to be educated about disability statistics in America and the importance of disability insurance. Disability Insurance Awareness Month … Read More

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SSDI & COBRA: Know Your Options

April 12, 2017 If you become unable to work due to an illness or injury, then applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) could benefit you in a variety of ways. One such benefit is the entitlement to Medicare … Read More

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Join us in Celebrating National Kidney Month!

March 23, 2017 March is National Kidney Month, and The Advocator Group is proud to help raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys, to highlight various threats to their health, and to reduce the frequency and impact of … Read More