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Save money, understand health insurance and get your best plan.

Medicare Plans

There are generally two choices for those on Medicare, Supplements and Advantage Plans.  95% of all people currently on Medicare, or going on Medicare for the first time don’t understand the vast differences.

Employer Group Plans

Since 2008 we have provided countless companies and organizations of all sizes with expert advice and superior customer service.

Individual & Family Plans

The licensed agents of The Health Insurance Store can help you navigate the Marketplace, guide you to the plan that best fits your needs, and ensure your application is done correctly to make sure you avoid mistakes that could negatively affect your tax return.

Welcome to The Health Insurance Store!

The Health Insurance Store was established in 2008 and has helped more than 10,000 people in Western Pennsylvania with their health insurance and Medicare needs.

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Free personal consultations

Our professional licensed staff are here to help. In office meetings are free and we are ready to examine your policies to find ways to save money.

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Get in touch by mail, phone or Face2Face (video conference appointment)

If you like mail we can send you documents. Phone conferences are a wonderful way to get information quickly as well. We also have video conferencing that uses a computer with a camera. Our agents are standing by ready to assist you.

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We prioritize you.

Our licensed agents are brokers appointed to sell plans from virtually every company on the market, guaranteeing you unbiased advice. We don’t work for the insurance companies. We work for our clients.

10,000+

Active Clients

12+

Years of experience

15

Staff members ready to help

$100.000

Saved for our clients

We consider ourselves the utmost experts in the health insurance field.

we provide guidance and assistance in applying for Medicare plans such as Supplements, Part D prescription, and Medicare Advantage, employer group plans, and individual and family plans.

Get Your Best Plan with The Health Insurance Store

Save Money and Understand Health Care

Listen, Watch and Learn the latest trends, savings, possible pit falls and news from The Health Insurance Store professionals. Here is where you’ll find up to date information to help guide you through the Health Care system while educating you on topics such as HMO’s, PPO’s, prescription plans and more. We are excited to help you save money, understand health insurance and get your best plan with the professionals at The Health Insurance Store. 

The Medicare Specialist 7/28/20

Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/28/20

Does the Medicare Donut Hole start at the same dollar amount regardless of which Part D prescription insurance you are enrolled in? Also, I thought it was scheduled to go away in 2020. Was I mistaken?
July 28, 2020/by unit4media
Medicare Coverage 2 with The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/20/20

Question from Bobbi: I turned 65 on November 10, 2019. Since then my health care policies have been a nightmare. What I would like to know is, if what I am doing is the best way to go and are you able to take over what I do have? Also am I compliant with Medicare rules and guidelines?
July 20, 2020/by unit4media
Couple working on Advantage Plans selection The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist 7/8/20

From Julie: In your last column you mentioned “total cost of ownership,” which I had never heard before. Can you explain that a bit more as it pertains to Medicare plans?
July 8, 2020/by unit4media
Advantage Plans and The Health Insurance Store

Supplement plan premiums are going up again, what are my options?

Question from Theresa: I just got notice my Supplement plan premiums are going up again, over $20/month. They rise every year and seem like the increases just keep getting larger each time. What are my options?
June 9, 2020/by unit4media

Did I make the right HMO choice?

I recently went on Medicare for the first time and chose a $0 premium HMO Advantage Plan. Did I make the right choice?
June 1, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod

Patient Assist Programs Will Provide Diabetic Medications For Free

I saw your Facebook post regarding a foundation that is supposedly going to provide several diabetes medications for free. Can you confirm and explain the program and details?
May 22, 2020/by unit4media
Post Gazette Q and A Podcast with Aaron Zolbrod

Health Insurance Questions Regarding Retiring Public School Teachers

In this Podcast Aaron Zolbrod discusses choices in medical and prescription plans for retiring school teachers.

Programs such as HOP, Health Options Program are are talked over along with many more options laid out by a professional. If you or someone you know is a retiring school teacher looking for information on Medicare, you are not going to want to miss this podcast.
May 20, 2020/by unit4media
What's On Your Mind WMBS Radio Uniontown

What’s On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod and WMBS 5/18/20

We have made a very significant discovery that will help tens of thousands of people on Medicare who are currently taking some of the most common and expensive brand name Diabetes medications on the market.
May 19, 2020/by unit4media
Consulting with Couples

Ask the Medicare Specialist 5/13/20 in the Tribune Review

Do you consult with couples in their early 60s doing financial retirement planning for health care costs until we reach Medicare at 65? I want to budget those costs for the next few years and get an idea of what we can expect to pay for Medicare and a Supplement or Advantage Plan as well.
May 13, 2020/by unit4media
What's On Your Mind WMBS Radio Uniontown

What’s On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod and WMBS 5/4/20

Listen to Aaron go further into the discussion of TRICARE for Life as a supplement and learn about fitness and health opportunities covered by Medicare.
May 5, 2020/by unit4media
Retired School Employees Medicare Coverage Advice from The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist 5/1/20 Post Gazette Article Concerning Retired School Employees

I’m a retired teacher, turning 65 soon and eligible for the Health Options Program, aka HOP. There are several choices in medical and prescription plans. I don’t understand all the differences or what plan or plans are the best options, including dental. Can you advise us retired school employees?
May 1, 2020/by unit4media
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Ask the Medicare Specialist 4/27/20

I’m 65 and on Medicare with TRICARE for Life as my Supplement. I’m looking for an additional no cost Medicare Advantage Plan that will provide for Silver Sneakers or some type of fitness plan, and possibly other benefits I don’t currently receive. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
April 27, 2020/by unit4media
Loni Nedrow Licensed Agent/Office Manager

Client Success Stories Podcast with Aaron Zolbrod and Loni Nedrow

In this podcast with host Aaron Zolbrod and special guest Loni Nedrow you’ll hear client success stories that have connected clients with the right health insurance programs for better coverage and financial savings.
April 22, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

What’s On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS 4/20/20

The sale is not the goal of the Health Insurance Store. The goal is advocacy for the client and the relationship moving forward together getting the best plan for the client every year.
April 21, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medicare Specialist 4/17/20

Question from Greg: My wife has Multiple Sclerosis. She’s having mobility issues and is likely going to require some in-home care in the future. One of her primary needs is somebody to assist with bathing. I didn’t know if Medicare helps pay for a home care worker coming in once or twice a week to assist with personal hygiene. Can you advise please?
April 17, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod

Ask the Medical Specialist 4/10/20 Post Gazette Article

Question from Patricia: I think I get the differences between Supplements and Advantage Plans. However, I’m not clear how you add on Prescription coverage. Most people who are complaining are doing so about the cost of medicines. I would like to avoid this if possible.
April 15, 2020/by unit4media
Post Gazette Q and A Podcast with Aaron Zolbrod

Listen to Aaron Zolbrod discuss 4/14/20 Post Gazette Podcast

In this podcast Aaron discusses how to add on Prescription coverage to Advantage Plans and Supplements. As the costs of medicines go up, this is a strategy that we are all going to need to implement for coverage.
April 14, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Listen to What’s On Your Mind Radio Broadcast with Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS Radio 4/6/20

What's On Your Mind with Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS.590 you can listen to the first hour of the broadcast here. The main topics are healthcare options for people feeling the impacts from the Coronavirus complications. Aaron discusses options such as COBRA, extended hospital treatments, COVID-19 testing coverages and more. Aaron also discusses retiring early and how to walk you through that process as well.
April 6, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medical Specialist 4/3/20

I wanted a Supplement but wasn’t sure I could afford one, so I took a $0 premium Advantage Plan HMO. Now I’m scared I made the wrong decision. I’m a type 1 Diabetic with complications. Can you help advise me please? 
April 3, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medical Specialist 3/27/20 Post Gazette Article

I want to address small business owners whose revenue has been drastically reduced as well as those who have been laid off and are either losing health insurance or can no longer afford it.
March 27, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Operational Logistics Concerning Corona Virus

Listen to Aaron Zolbrod on the WMBS Radio What's On Your Mind discuss the logistics of operation for The Health Insurance Store during these uncertain, rapidly changing times.
March 16, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod

Ask the Medical Specialist Article 3/16/20

When should those of us turning 65 start to plan for Medicare? What steps do we need to take? Contact The Health Insurance Store for more information.
March 16, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medical Specialist Article 3/6/20

Question from Sylvia: I just found out that I need to get the updated Shingles (Shingrix) shot, and in an online chat with the provider to inquire if it’s covered, I found out that my deductible for Tier 3 - 5 drugs is $435. The Shingrix shot is considered a Tier 3 drug and therefore subject to the deductible at a cost to me of $175. That deductible seems a little high and isn’t something I anticipated.
March 6, 2020/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod with Guest Elder Attorney Tim Witt

How to plan for Long Term Care with help from an Elder Attorney

Listen to part two of  The Health Insurance Store Podcast with guest Elder Attorney Tim Witt discussing how to prepare for the possibility of long term care and safeguarding your savings. Understand how important it is to be taken care of with proper documents and how easy they are to set up.
March 3, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS Radio Show 3/2/20

Listen to Aaron Zolbrod discuss what a single payer/socialized medicine/Medicare for all health care system might look like her in the United States. How would it affect US citizens negatively and positively and even those that are already on Medicare and more on the WMBS radio broadcast.
March 2, 2020/by unit4media
The Health Insurance Store Podcast With Attorney Tim Witt Pt. 1

The Health Insurance Store Podcast with Attorney Tim Witt

Listen to part one of The Health Insurance Store Podcast with guest Elder Attorney Tim Witt discussing the three documents everyone should have, Power of Attorney for financial purposes, Power of Attorney for health care purposes and a will. Understand how important it is to be taken care of with these documents and how easy they are to set up. Aaron and Tim have an informative and entertaining discussion full of knowledge that clarify the healthcare system.
February 28, 2020/by unit4media
Skilled Nursing Discussion with The Health Insurance Store

Skilled Nursing Discussion with The Health Insurance Store

Does your Health Insurance cover skilled nursing or extended nursing care? Don't wait until you need to know. Rest easy by knowing what kind of nursing care your plan covers. Discuss your plan with the professionals at The Health Insurance Store.
February 24, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod

Ask the Medical Specialist 2/21/20

Interested to find out how much of your Medicare or Supplements pay for Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living or Nursing Home Services? These are big topics that Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store tackles in this informative Tribune Review Article. Maybe you didn't read it in the paper, you can always view it on The Health Care Store Website.
February 21, 2020/by unit4media
Skilled Nursing

Long Term Nursing | Skilled Nursing | Elder Care Attorneys

Listen to the second hour of the WMBS What’s On Your Mind Broadcast with Aaron Zolbrod and learn about long term nursing home coverage versus skilled nursing care with your Medicare plan.
February 19, 2020/by unit4media
The Health Insurance Store Staff

There’s a fit for you at The Health Insurance Store.

Listen to Aaron Zolbrod on the WMBS radio show What’s On Your Mind mention that there is a fit for you somewhere at The Health Insurance Store. Our brokers are beholden to no one so they will find the best plan for your personal needs.
February 18, 2020/by unit4media
Prescription Drug Prices in Canada and America

Prescription Drug Prices in America are a Shell Game

Prescription drugs prices in America are a shell game. Big Pharma is keeping us all confused by giving rebates and raising prices.
February 5, 2020/by unit4media

Important message for those on Medicare

Did you know that all Medicare plans are not considered supplements and designed to pick up the portion of the bill Medicare doesn’t pay? Learn more from this important message for those on Medicare from Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store.
February 3, 2020/by unit4media

If You’re on Medicare Listen Closely

If you're currently on Medicare and not a client of The Health Insurance Store listen closely. Many people are able to change plans during the year and not just during the election period.
February 2, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medicare Specialist Post Gazette Article Jan 31 with Aaron Zolbrod

I and thousands of other US Steel Retirees are confused. We are provided an Advantage Plan. Calls to US Steel, Aetna, and the United Steelworkers Union all end up with the same response. “If you drop, change, or enhance the plan, you can never get it back”. We have no dental or eye protection that retired seniors drastically need. Is there any plan or supplement available that won’t break the bank?
January 31, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod

Ask the Medical Specialist 1/30/20

If one has VA benefits, how does that figure into which Medicare plan to consider? I’ll be turning 65 in August and am starting to investigate all my options. 
January 30, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS Radio Show 1/20/20

Aaron discusses important topics such as, the differences between Medicare Advantage and Supplements, the pros and cons of both, as well as what groups of people might be best on each option. How to avoid the extremely costly prescription drug "Doughnut Hole”. Also what caused drug prices to increase 300% to 500% in the last eight years?
January 21, 2020/by unit4media
Ask the Medicare Specialist

Ask the Medicare Specialist 1|17|20

My husband and I are investigating making a switch from an Advantage plan to a Supplement, if we qualify, and have several questions which we’ve not yet seen addressed in your columns:
January 17, 2020/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod in Podcast Studio

Interview with Aaron Zolbrod about the new Podcast Studio

Interview with Aaron Zolbrod about the new Podcast Studio
January 16, 2020/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod | 1/10/20

For those of us who want to retire prior to going on Medicare, is there a better time of the year to do that? What do people need to be aware of prior to making this move?Can you help me find a health plan that will get me to my 65th birthday? 
January 10, 2020/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medical Specialist Aaron Zolbrod | 1/9/20

Should I move from an Advantage plan that has a premium in the $70 per month range, to a true Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription plan at a cost of $150? Taking into consideration what someone may pay for medical services, in addition to Advantage Plan HMO or PPO premiums, a Supplement could be a much better value. Let’s take a look. #thehealthinsurancestore, #getyourbestplan
January 8, 2020/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Aaron Zolbrod on WMBS Radio Show 1/6/20

January 6, 2020/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medical Specialist By Aaron Zolbrod | Dec. 27th

Question:
In last week’s column you recommended that people…
December 27, 2019/by unit4media
Advantage Plans and The Health Insurance Store

Advantage Plans are quite popular and can make sense for those looking to save money on monthly premiums.

However, they need to be chosen wisely. There are now approximately…
December 6, 2019/by unit4media
Post about The Health Insurance Store on Google

Posting your reviews and photos on Google helps other customers get to know small businesses like us.

Posting your reviews and photos on Google helps other customers…
December 6, 2019/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist Dec. 5th

Ask the Medicare Specialist
Question: I’m going to be turning…
December 5, 2019/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist Nov. 27

Ask the Medicare Specialist
by Arron Zolbrod

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November 27, 2019/by unit4media
Get a Medicare Health Insurance Quote Request Online

Get a Medicare Health Insurance Quote Request Online

Get a Medicare Health Insurance Quote Request Online.
Fill out…
November 26, 2019/by unit4media
Save Money on Your Prescriptions

Save Money on Your Prescriptions

Stop in to The Health Insurance Store and let us go over your…
November 8, 2019/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Q and A with Aaron Zolbrod Nov. 6th

Question:
I’m a retired public-school teacher and get my Medicare…
November 6, 2019/by unit4media
Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO's, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod discuss preferred pharmacies, HMO’s, fake health insurance mail and more on WMBS.

Listen to the Owner of The Health Insurance Store Aaron Zolbrod…
November 5, 2019/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Q and A with Aaron Zolbrod Nov. 4th

Question:
From Jean: I know you’re a big fan of Supplements,…
November 4, 2019/by unit4media
Tina at The Health Insurance Store

Meet Tina

Meet Tina. She’s been working at The Health Insurance Store…
October 31, 2019/by unit4media
Jennifer at The Health Insurance Store

Meet Jennifer

Meet Jennifer. She’s been working at The Health Insurance…
October 31, 2019/by unit4media
The Health Insurance Store Radio Show

Medicare A-Z with Aaron Zolbrod on KDKA (commercial free) recorded 10/19/19

October 28, 2019/by unit4media
Introduction to the Health Insurance Store with Aaron Zolbrod

Introduction to The Health Insurance Store | Owner Aaron Zolbrod | Insurance Coverage | Connellsville PA

October 28, 2019/by unit4media
The Health Insurance Store

Look around at The Health Insurance Store

Haven't made it into the The Health Insurance Store, no problem.
Take…
October 28, 2019/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod owner of The Health Insurance Store

Ask the Medicare Specialist

By Aaron Zolbrod

There is no question this week. However,…
October 17, 2019/by unit4media
Radio Show 1020 AM with Aaron Zolbrod

Medicare from A to Z with Aaron Zolbrod live on KDKA, Saturday morning Oct. 19th from 7-8 in the morning on KDKA 1020am.

Medicare from A to Z with Aaron Zolbrod live on KDKA, Saturday…
October 16, 2019/by unit4media
Open Medicare Enrollment Oct. 15th - Dec. 7th

Opent Medicare Enrollment Oct. 15th – Dec. 7th

Open Medicare Enrollment Oct. 15th - Dec. 7th

Contact the…
October 15, 2019/by unit4media
The Health Insurance Store Radio Show

Medicare A-Z with Aaron Zolbrod on KDKA (commercial free) recorded 9/21/19

May 11, 2015/by unit4media
Aaron Zolbrod with Pets

Staff Photo Shoot

Meet the staff of The Health Insurance Store.
Learn more about…
January 24, 2015/by unit4media
Meet Deb

Meet Deb

Meet Deb. She’s the first welcoming face you meet at The Health…
August 24, 2014/by unit4media
Welcome to The Health Insurance Store

Welcome to The Health Insurance Store “Video”

December 24, 2013/by unit4media

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See the eligibility guidelines below for PACE/PACENET to see if you qualify. Don’t qualify for PACE or PACENET?

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Erie County Area

1105 West 12th Street, Suite – A
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-920-5275
Fax: 814-920-5276

Fayette/Westmoreland County Area

121 North Pittsburgh Street
Connellsville, PA. 15425
Phone: 724-603-3403
Fax: 724-603-3402

Pittsburgh Area

21 Yost Blvd., Forest Hills, PA 15221
Mailing Address: 128 Forest Hills Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: 412-349-8818
Fax: 878-302-3149

Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico Area

821 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone: 505-200-0069
Fax: 505-200-0073