Ask The Medicare Specialist

Save Money, and Understand HealthCare

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. 

Audio/Video Media Sources

Ask the Medicare Specialist: December 2023 – Is dental insurance and a lower premium worth the possibility of paying more money out of pocket for medical services and forgoing a Supplement plan?

December 22, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: December 2023 – Did I make a mistake leaving my Supplement for an Advantage Plan?

December 14, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: December 2023 – How can lower cost Advantage Plans have better benefits than those with higher premiums? I’m afraid to change to one.

December 7, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: November 2023 – Ask the Medicare columns may no longer run in the Post-Gazette. Your help is needed

November 30, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: November 2023 I want to retire at age 62. Does The Health Insurance Store help people like me find individual plans that bridge the gap to Medicare and what insight can you provide?

November 17, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: November 2023 – I don’t like being forced to get authorizations that can delay my care. Can I leave my retiree Advantage Plan and go on a Supplement without going through medical underwriting?

November 13, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: October 2023 – Why should I pay for Part D prescription coverage if I don’t take any expensive medications?

November 2, 2023/by Jo Barker

Ask the Medicare Specialist: October 2023 – Seniors are under siege from untrained and unethical agents. What do we need to know?

October 30, 2023/by Jo Barker

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