I went from growing up in Amherst, NY to working for Disney, to proudly serving my country in the United States Air Force Fire Department, to now proudly serving my community by creating the WNY Medicare SmartStart Program as the first Medicare experience in WNY of its kind, where everything with Medicare is done-for-you...from signing up for Part & B...and beyond.
In fact, I have now personally helped more than 750+ WNY'ers through my proven program to make signing up and starting with Medicare simpler and easier!
And, you may be asking yourself, "How can you be qualified to help me with Medicare if you aren't the Federal Government and you don't work for a Medicare Insurance company?" (I get this question a lot).
Well, let me explain...
If I'm being honest, my fifth grade career worksheet definitely did not say "become a Medicare expert." I actually wanted to be a firefighter like my grandpa.
Along the way, I actually fell face first into the "wonderful world of Medicare" after a tragic circumstance with my own family occurred, which brought up an immediate concern about covering cancer costs, and the subsequent financial burden to bear brought me to work for, at the time, one of the largest Medicare Health Insurance Companies nationwide (on the Fortune 100 list and you would know if mentioned by name).
You see, for my family I HAD to become a Medicare expert out of circumstance...not by choice.
Now, there are a lot of background details I am going to skip over which are only significant to me and will be insignificant to you. I'll share more with you on how I became a local Medicare advocate, professionally published Medicare author and sought-after guest speaker on Medicare later on, but what's important for you to know right now is simply the sad fact that most people stress and struggle how to get started with Medicare because they are left to fend for themselves with how to fill out and file their forms...and IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!
Just know that the problem isn't with you...it's with the limited information you have and the lack of resources available.
But here's the thing about my story...