Protecting What Matters Most
OCTOBER 03, 2016
John and Marjorie Brant
John Brant is a 73 year old retired Army veteran who also worked for the state of Ohio. He and his wife, Marjorie, a 69 year old retired attorney, participate in Silver Sneakers at their local YMCA weekly together.
The program has motivated them to stay active from walking 3 times a week to practicing yoga and swimming for a healthier lifestyle, especially in the colder seasons. Living on fixed incomes now, they appreciate that Medicare Advantage has afforded them to have access to the facility, that saves them $400-$600 per year. John is depended on his Medicare Advantage plan to treat some of his symptoms as well as any follow up surgeries. After prostate surgery several years ago, John had almost no out of pocket expenses thanks to his plan.
“Each year, being able to re-enroll in our Medicare Advantage plan provides us and our family the mental, physical & financial stability that we can grow old without worrying about major financial hardship, while we continue to work out at the YMCA to stay strong,” John and Marjorie told the CMC.
The state is eliminating spousal coverage under OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System) so Marjorie is thankful to know that Medicare Advantage is there for her. Any cuts will mean less options for her healthcare. She is fortunate to be in good health right now and values the different programs to be preventative but stresses the importance of the certainty that Medicare Advantage provides if they need it. This program is the whole mental to physical package to keep them well.