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BEAR Blog An ongoing series of informational entries ​

Medicare Information and Updates

Educating our clients about Medicare is one of our top priorities.

Who is eligible for Medicare?

Check out updated information regarding the Medicare 
World below:

Understanding the Prescription Gap (Donut Hole)

Ways to handle polarizing topics during these times of unrest

Difficult Conversations During A Time of Unrest Across America

April 2020 -

Different ways to discuss polarizing topics without damaging your important relationships with friends, coworkers and anyone else that you have a conversation with...a must-watch video.

Aetna Covid-19 Resource Page

April 2020 -

As a part of CVS Health®, Aetna is committed to providing you with support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the presence of our retail stores in communities across the country, and our ability to reach millions of consumers with innovative, local solutions, we’re in a unique position to help address this unprecedented situation. Please be assured that we are ready and able to take care of our customers and their employees during this COVID-19 outbreak. We’re taking a number of steps to fulfill this commitment. 

Covid-19 Resources

CAREs Act & FFCRA - Big Picture

April 2020 -

Please see attached chart showing a side by side of the provisions of FFCRA/CARES/PPP programs that are available for eligible employers and employees. 

CARES Act Diagram

Some COBRA regulations have changed as part of the government's response to COVID-19 National Emergency

April 2020 -

The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service issued joint regulations on April 29,2020

COBRA Regulations

Is your company ready to return to work?

April 2020 -

COVID-19 Response: Employment Compliance Considerations for Reopening the Workplace.  

Getting Back to Work - 1hr Video

Important notice for employers providing coverage for
Medicare-eligible individuals

June 2020 -

Dear Employer: BEAR Insurance Broker wants to remind you that employers are required to provide a Medicare Part D Disclosure Notice to Medicare-eligible individuals by October 15 of each year and at various other times.

Creditable Coverage Info and Letter Template

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