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I feel that my job is a natural extension of my life experiences. I have spent 8+ years as a financial planner, and when I became the power of attorney for both my parents and my sister, I became aware of the need for competent and compassionate assistance in the area of Medicare and its corresponding programs. That’s how I found my calling. My job is aiding Medicare beneficiaries in understanding their coverage needs and options based on geographical locations and other factors in an ever evolving multi-product environment, and then assisting them with the enrollment process and following up with them on a yearly basis or more as needed.
Three words that describe me:
Compassionate, caring, and direct.
Favorite thing to do when not at work:
Read and solving puzzles.
Favorite place to visit and why:
The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. That’s where my family is from and most still are.
What I like most about helping people find the right Medicare plan options:
I’ve got the best job in the world. I get to help people maneuver through the maze of Medicare insurance plan options to find a plan that is suitable for their stated needs and goals (it’s like a big puzzle!), and I get paid to do it.
Sports Team: UT Jazz
Music: the Modern Jazz Quartet
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Medicare articles by John
What is a Medicare Cost Plan?
Medicare Cost Plans are not available in all parts of the country, but if you live in one of the areas where these plans are offered, here's what you might want to know. Medicare Cost Plans are similar to Medicare Advantage plans in some ways, but are... Read more
Will Medicare Part D Plans Cover the Cost of Claritin?
Claritin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistamines which are used to treat symptoms associated with allergies, including sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, and hives, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). It is available over the... Read more
Medicare Coverage of Cardiovascular Disease
If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you may know that each part covers different portions of your health care. Part A, or hospital insurance, may cover inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility or hospice, and some... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Medical Transportation?
Many aging adults and people with disabilities occasionally have trouble getting to and from the doctor or hospital for their medical care. They may no longer drive or are too ill to drive safely. If you're a Medicare beneficiary here's what you should know... Read more
Caregiving with Your Siblings
As you may know from experience, caregiving for elderly and infirm parents is not always simple. Having siblings around to share the responsibility may ease the burden. Very often it also makes caregiving more complex, according to the Family Caregiver... Read more
Caring for Someone with Incontinence: Emotional and Social Issues
Let's start with a definition of incontinence. According to the National Institute on Aging, incontinence is the condition of being unable to control one's bladder and/or bowels. If you're a caregiver, read on to learn more about incontinence and some... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Bed Sores?
Bed sores, also called pressure sores, can develop when you spend most of your time in bed or in a wheelchair, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from changing... Read more
Caregiver Resource: Holding a Family Meeting
As a caregiver for an ill or aging parent or family member, you know that family cooperation can be extremely valuable in helping you provide good care and minimize stress. A family meeting is often recommended by counselors and social workers as a great... Read more
What Medical Supplies Does Medicare Cover?
If you live at home and need medical equipment and supplies, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) may cover some of your costs. Under Medicare, some home-care items fall under the category of Durable Medical Equipment, or DME. To qualify for coverage, your... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Walking Canes?
If you have mobility or balance issues, or trouble walking without assistance, your doctor may prescribe a walking cane or a walker to give you the support you need. In most cases, if you're enrolled in Medicare Part B, walking canes and walkers are... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Cardiovascular Disease?
Cardiovascular Disease Overview Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the leading cause of death in both men and women, responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Every year,... Read more
What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?
If you or a loved one suffer from psoriatic arthritis, you may have many questions about the condition. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by painful, scaly, red or white skin patches that break out over the body. Here is... Read more
Can I Delay Medicare Part D Enrollment?
If you’re approaching Medicare eligibility, especially if you’re in good health, you probably have questions about just how much health-care coverage you really need. For many people, enrollment in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) happens... Read more
COBRA Insurance and Medicare
What is COBRA insurance? COBRA refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, a federal law that may let you keep your employer group health plan coverage for a limited time after your employment ends or after you would otherwise lose... Read more
What Medicare Plans Does UnitedHealthcare Offer?
Are you new to Medicare or interested in exploring some of your Medicare coverage choices beyond Original Medicare? UnitedHealthcare offers a variety of Medicare plans, including Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and... Read more
Is an Anthem Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan the Same as a Standalone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?
If you are new to Medicare, you may not know that there are four components to the Medicare program: Part A (hospital insurance) Part B (medical insurance) Part C (Medicare Advantage) Part D (prescription drug coverage) Original Medicare is... Read more
What Types of Medicare Part D Coverage Does WellCare Offer?
If you're a Medicare beneficiary who takes prescription drugs, you may be wondering how Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) works and how you can get help with your medication costs. Wellcare offers a few Medicare plan options that include... Read more
What Medicare Advantage Plans Does WellCare Have?
If you are currently enrolled in Medicare, or approaching Medicare eligibility, you may have questions about the different coverage options under the Medicare program. WellCare, a Medicare-approved private insurance company, offers several Medicare Advantage... Read more
Do WellCare Medicare Plans Cover Routine Dental Services?
If you're like many people, you may have concerns about managing your dental care costs, and perhaps your search for dental coverage through a Medicare health plan brought you here. If you're enrolled in a WellCare Medicare Advantage plan, or you're looking... Read more
Do Coventry Medicare Plans Cover Routine Dental?
Under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), there is no coverage for routine or preventive dental care services, such as routine exams, cleanings, extractions, or dental appliances. In some situations, Medicare may cover certain dental services if they are... Read more
The Different Parts of Medicare in 2017
There are several "parts" to Medicare, as you may know. Costs and benefit details may change from one year to the next. Here's a quick summary of out-of-pocket Medicare costs in 2017. 2017 Medicare Part A costs Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital... Read more
2017 Medicare Prices and Out-of-Pocket Costs
Your out-of-pocket Medicare costs may change from one year to the next. Stay up to date on Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance costs in 2017. Medicare Part A, hospital coverage Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital care,... Read more
Getting Medicare When You’re Married
You're generally eligible for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) when you turn 65 or receive disability benefits, whether or not you're married. If you're married and haven't worked in a paying job or didn't work enough quarters, you may still qualify for... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Coumadin?
Coumadin, or its generic form Warfarin, may be used to prevent blood clots, according to the FDA. It's in a class of drugs known as anticoagulants, also called blood thinners. Medicare Part A only covers medications administered in an inpatient hospital... Read more
Finding a Medicare Primary Care Physician near You
Are you wondering how to find a primary care physician (PCP) near you? Whether you need a primary care doctor may depend on the type of Medicare coverage you have. If you have Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and B), then you don't need to choose a... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Levaquin?
Levaquin (generic name Levofloxacin) belongs to a class of antibiotics used to fight bacterial infections, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Certain prescription medications are covered under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. These are... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Plavix?
Plavix (generic name Clopidogrel Bisulfate) is used in the treatment of heart health. It may be prescribed by your doctor or health-care provider to prevent a heart attack or blood clot, according to the FDA. There are only certain types of prescription... Read more
Medicare Power of Attorney for a Friend or Family Member
If you’re a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary, you may not realize that you can’t make health-care decisions on his or her behalf, such as enrolling in a Medicare plan or filing an appeal, unless you have the legal authority to do so. This is required... Read more
How Do I Report Original Medicare Fraud?
An example of Medicare fraud is when a doctor or provider knowingly sends Medicare a bill for health services or supplies that were never provided. If you have Original Medicare, you should compare your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) with statements and... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Orthotics?
Your doctor may prescribe orthotic devices, or braces, to support weak joints or muscles. If you have foot pain or other health conditions involving your feet, your podiatrist or other provider might prescribe custom orthotics for your feet. Medicare Part B... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Lipitor?
Lipitor, or its generic form Atorvastatin, is in a group of drugs known as statins. According to the FDA, this drug may be used to control your cholesterol levels. Medicare Part B typically only covers drugs administered at a doctor’s office or in a... Read more
Does Medicare Cover Diovan?
If your doctor prescribes Diovan or its generic form Valsartan, this is generally used to treat high blood pressure. According to the FDA, this medication is in a class called angiotensin receptor blockers. Only drugs administered at a doctor’s office... Read more
Medicare Supplement Plans and Medical Underwriting
Medical underwriting is a practice employed by private health insurers when determining if they will provide coverage to a prospective beneficiary. During the underwriting process, an applicant may be required to undergo a physical examination, and the... Read more
Medicare in Delaware
As a Medicare beneficiary in Delaware, you may have many choices when it comes to your Medicare coverage. You may want to consider all available options, whether you keep Original Medicare, or get a Medicare plan such as Medicare Advantage offered through... Read more
Medicare in Iowa
Are you shopping for Medicare in Iowa? As a Medicare beneficiary, you may have many Medicare plan options available in your state, depending on where you live. Learn about the different types of Medicare coverage, including Original Medicare, Medicare... Read more
Medicare in Michigan
It’s a good idea to consider all of your Medicare plan options in Michigan before choosing a plan. Medicare.com can be your resource throughout your search for a plan that covers all of your needs, offering use of our plan comparison tool to help you... Read more
Medicare in Mississippi
Are you shopping for a Medicare plan in Mississippi? This may feel like a daunting task, but Medicare.com strives to be your resource for Medicare information. We offer the obligation-free use of our plan comparison tool so that you can review available... Read more
Medicare in New Hampshire
Are you shopping for a Medicare plan in New Hampshire? Medicare.com can be your resource. We offer the complimentary use of our plan comparison tool that can help you find Medicare options that may work best for you. About Medicare in New Hampshire New... Read more
Medicare in North Carolina
In addition to Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, beneficiaries in North Carolina may be able to choose from a range of Medicare plan offerings. Options may include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicare Supplement... Read more
What You Pay in a Medicare Advantage Plan
Medicare Advantage plans frequently offer more benefits than Original Medicare and may have lower out-of-pocket costs. Your health insurance rate and out-of-pocket costs will depend on the particular Medicare Advantage plan you choose. Some plans charge... Read more
Customer reviews of John
John Bulliner was friendly and patient. He explained everything often many times and never rushed through the information until I understood what he was explaining. I know that he is representing this enrollment with excellant cusotmer skills, even though this can be hard on the customer.
Anonymous, San Leandro, CA
John was great to work with, he took time to search for the best plan based on my son's needs, was very curteous and did a wonderful job. I am grateful for having someone who shows care and concern and is very knowledgable.
Anonymous, El Paso, TX
John Bulliner was more than helpful. He made the enrollment process easy and understandable, as well as sharing helpful knowledge regarding Medicare enrollment.
Anonymous, Grants Pass, OR
I still plan on calling back, I have more questions.
Female, 80, Onalaska, WA
very friedly and a nice guy, that is why i called back this year
Female, 51, Ozark, MO
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