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Tips for Seniors – COVID-19

For many North Carolinians, it seems like life’s normal patterns stopped in a flash in mid-March.  Life has definitely slowed down and hopefully we are all finding happiness in the simple things during this “new normal.”  The team at Carolina Insurance Professionals is dedicated to helping folks navigate these new waters when it comes to Health Insurance and Medicare related issues.  It is of great importance to our team to keep our Senior North Carolina residents updated on pertinent information.

First, if you have specific questions about how your Health Insurance carrier is handling COVID-19 related matters, you can check out the following pages:

If you are on BCBSNC Medicare you can check out the latest info by visiting BCBSNC COVID-19.

If you are still on traditional health insurance, you can visit:

BCBSNC

Ambetter

Bright Health

Secondly, many doctors in North Carolina have stopped seeing patients in person, but do not hesitate to check with your doctor with concerns as many physicians have moved to Telehealth appointments.

Thirdly, here is a list of information that many folks will find helpful in the coming weeks.

Tips for Senior North Carolina Residents:

Here are some basic tips to help Senior North Carolina residents during the Coronavirus pandemic:

  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from North Carolina public health officials and the CDC website. We can all get bombarded with things we see on the news and social media, but we recommend you sticking with official health organizations.
  • Prepare an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, and medical contacts.
  • Reach out to neighbors if you need assistance with grocery shopping, medical visits, etc.  So many people are willing to lend a helpful hand. If you do need to go out, check with your local grocery store and pharmacy because many businesses are hosting “Senior Only Shopping Hours”
  • Follow the general guidelines of washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mount.
  • Keep moving—short walks and light exercise are the perfect things to start your day and fit into your schedule in the coming weeks.
  • Contact your friends and family using all the wonderful technology that is available these days!
  • Stay focused on monthly tasks that need to be completed—bill payments, prescription refills, etc.

Finally, if you are 64 it’s time to begin the Medicare process for your transition from health insurance to Medicare.  Although there is a lot going on in the world, it’s important that you stay on track with important matters such as your health insurance and Medicare.  With 20 years of experience on our side, our dedicated Agents can help you navigate the Medicare process and make it simple to understand. Rest assured you will get the coverage that will cover you.

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