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More about Brenda
I’ve been a licensed insurance agent specializing in Medicare since 2008. I worked for four years as a field agent and have worked for the past two years at eHealth. I love the work that I do and find it very satisfying. I have been married for 26 years, with three children ages 16- 24. I had the pressure of caring for and assisting my parents during their later years. Every Medicare beneficiary that I assist is an honor and tribute to my parents. While I count on this work that I do to support my family, it is so much more than just a job to me.
Three words that describe me:
Knowledgeable, compassionate, honest
Favorite thing to do when not at work:
Relax at home.
Favorite place to visit and why:
My travels so far have been limited to the East Coast, some parts of the Caribbean, Africa, and Canada. While I love to travel and see other parts of the country or world, I love to come back home. I love the Northeast, it’s diversity including the people, experiences, and of course weather.
What I like most about helping people find the right Medicare plan:
I find great satisfaction and sense of purpose knowing that I have made someone’s life better by helping them to find a Medicare plan that is right for their needs.
I enjoy all types of music – gospel, R&B, jazz, and country, just to name a few.
Medicare articles by Brenda
Risks of Combining Medications and Alcohol
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, seniors (persons age 65 or older) make up only 13 percent of the population but consume over 33% of the prescription medications in the United States. If you or someone you love takes prescription drugs,... Read more
Seniors and Insomnia
If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you may have insomnia. According to National Institute of Health (NIH), insomnia affects almost half of adults age 60 and older. Insomnia can result in serious health concerns. Specifically, the NIH study showed... Read more
How to Find Local Services for Seniors
If you're enrolled in Medicare, many of your health-care costs are usually covered as part of your hospital and medical benefits. But sometimes, you may need help recovering from an illness or injury, or even coping with the issues of day-to-day life when you... Read more
Resources for Background-Checking a Caregiver
Have you been reluctant to hire a caregiver to help care for an aging relative because of concerns about letting a stranger into your loved one's home? You might have heard horror stories about caregivers who stole from or abused elderly clients. The good... Read more
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Many people may feel that forgetfulness is just a normal part of getting older—misplacing keys or forgetting a name or an appointment can happen to anyone. Sometimes, however, memory loss becomes more frequent or troublesome, possibly even causing concern... Read more
How Can I Find a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare?
If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you may be concerned about managing your out-of-pocket expenses. One way to lower costs and get more from your Medicare benefits is to receive care from health-care providers who have signed an... Read more
How to File Medicare Claims
A Medicare claim is a request for payment that you submit to Medicare when you receive health-care services and items you believe to be covered. In most cases, if you're a Medicare beneficiary, you won't have to file your own Medicare claims. However, there... Read more
Senior Citizen Health: How to Prevent Falling
Falls pose a huge risk for Americans aged 65 and above. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Approximately 2.5 million elderly people are treated in emergency rooms every year because of falls. One in three people over age 65 falls... Read more
After Caregiving Ends: Life after Caregiving
When your caregiver duties come to a close after the death of a loved one, there's often a double sense of loss, observes the Hospice Foundation of America. In addition to grieving for your loved one, you also might feel the loss of your caregiving role... Read more
What is Sleep Apnea: Overview, Symptoms, and Medicare Coverage
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects about 12 to 18 million Americans. According to the NHLBI, about half of all sleep apnea sufferers are overweight, and more men than women... Read more
What Is End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 12 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and severe COPD can limit a person's ability to do routine activities. The Centers for... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Pelvic Exams?
If you're a woman enrolled in Medicare Part B, pelvic exams may be covered. Here's what you should know about pelvic exams and your Medicare benefits. What is a pelvic exam? Your doctor uses a pelvic exam to look for signs of vaginal or cervical... Read more
Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men and is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men. Prostate cancer is usually slow growing, and if caught early, before it has spread outside the prostate gland, there is a... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Medical Nutrition Therapy?
If you are covered under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may be eligible for medical nutrition therapy services at no cost to you if you meet certain requirements. Here's what you should know. What... Read more
What Is Hepatitis B?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the word "hepatitis" means "inflammation of the liver.” Hepatitis can be caused by many things, including alcohol abuse, drug toxicity, and certain viral infections. Hepatitis B--along with hepatitis A... Read more
Do Anthem Medicare Plans Cover Routine Vision Services?
If you're shopping for Medicare vision coverage, you may be interested in Anthem Medicare Advantage or Anthem Extras plans to help you manage your out-of-pocket costs for routine vision care. Learn more about Anthem Medicare vision coverage and... Read more
Can I Laminate My Medicare Card?
It’s very important to keep your Medicare card safe and in good condition. Your wallet may be a good place to keep it because you can then have it with you at doctor visits. But do safeguard it, as you would an identity document or credit card. The... Read more
Medicare and Liposuction
In most cases, Original Medicare does not cover cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction. Generally, Original Medicare only offsets the costs of cosmetic surgeries that are required to improve the function of malformed organs or correct accidental... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Xanax?
Xanax (generic name: Alprazolam) is a type or prescription medication that your Medicare doctor may prescribe to treat anxiety. According to the FDA, the drug belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. If you have no other coverage besides... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Avandia?
If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might treat you with Avandia, or rosiglitazone (the drug's generic name), along with diet and lifestyle changes and sometimes other medications. That's according to the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Klor-Con?
Medicare prescription drug coverage might cover Klor-Con, also known by its generic name, Potassium Chloride. Medicare drug coverage is available through a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or through a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug... Read more
Medicare Coverage and Basics Overview
If you’re just about to become eligible for Medicare, you may be wondering how your Medicare coverage works and what benefits are included. Medicare is a federal program, managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that provides health... Read more
2017 Medicare Annual Election Period Checklist
Many people don't realize that you can't always make Medicare coverage changes anytime you want. That's why it's important to learn about Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP), when you may be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or a stand-alone... Read more
Medicare in Colorado
You may want to consider all of your Medicare plan options in Colorado before choosing a plan. This page helps you review what’s available while offering Medicare.com’s plan comparison tool to examine plan pricing options and plan details. About Medicare... Read more
Medicare in Connecticut
While browsing Medicare plan options in Connecticut, you may wish to examine all of your coverage possibilities. Let Medicare.com be your resource as you shop for a plan that suits all your needs. About Medicare in Connecticut Medicare beneficiaries in... Read more
Medicare in Indiana
While shopping for Medicare plans in Indiana, let Medicare.com be your resource. About Medicare in Indiana Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana can choose to receive their health care through the federal government with Original Medicare, Part A and Part B or... Read more
Medicare in Massachusetts
Original Medicare is the federal health insurance program for those aged 65 and older and individuals with certain disabilities or health conditions. You may qualify for Medicare regardless of age if you have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or end-stage renal... Read more
Medicare in Oklahoma
Let Medicare.com be your resource when shopping for a Medicare plan in Oklahoma. We offer our plan comparison tool to help you evaluate Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage), and Medicare Supplement plans in your area. About... Read more
Affordable Medicare Coverage by State
While Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, is the same throughout the country, certain types of Medicare insurance may vary by insurance company and location. This includes Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), and... Read more
Medicare in Tennessee
When looking to join a Medicare plan in Tennessee, you may want to explore every possible option. Let Medicare.com be your resource for plan comparisons. With us, you can browse Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement insurance plans in... Read more
Medicare in West Virginia
If you're new to Medicare in West Virginia, you may be wondering how the health insurance program works. As a Medicare beneficiary, you may have many choices available to you, and it's important to carefully compare and consider all options. Here's an... Read more
The Different Types of Medicare Advantage Plans
There are many types of Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) plans. Medicare Advantage plans provide an alternative way to receive your Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, benefits. With Medicare Part C, you get the same coverage as Original... Read more
When You Can Buy a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance Policy
The best time to purchase Medicare Supplement insurance, also known as Medigap, is during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period lasts six months and begins the first day of the month in which you are 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B. So... Read more
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan Comparison Chart
The 10 different Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans available in most states have standardized benefits across each plan letter. For example, Medigap Plan A will have the same benefits regardless of which state you live in or which insurance company you... Read more
Customer reviews of Brenda
I cannot say enough nice things about Brenda. She was knowledgeable and so considerate!
Anonymous, Athens, GA
Brenda was incredibly helpful, patient ,kind and informative. She answered all the questions that I had and calmed me down because I was pretty angry with my call to the previous insurance. She was great!!!!!
Anonymous, Pearland, TX
Extremely pleased. Spoke slowly enough so husband who hearing impaired could easily understand.
Anonymous, Aumsville, OR
Excellent service from knowledgeable lady, Brenda.
Female, 87, Las Vegas, NV
she was very pleasant and respectful
Female, 80, Mantua, OH
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