About John Claeys

John Claeys is the Founder of Claeys Group Insurance Services, as well as a frequent contributor to the Medicare Blog. John lives with his wife of 30 years in Tyler, Texas. Unsure about Medicare coverage options in East Texas? Contact John for guidance and help navigating the Medicare coverage process.
  Claeys Group Insurance Services has been named a top life insurance agency in Tyler, TX by Expertise.com, an independent rating agency that rates financial stability and customer satisfaction. This leading life insurer offers a wide range of coverage options, including term, whole and universal life policies. They also offer a variety of riders that...
We live in a scam-filled world. Evil people who attempt to scam money or “business” from others continually scheme to come up with ways to do so. Beware of Current Scams Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries In 2024, seniors in the U.S. face several Medicare insurance scams, each designed to trick them into giving away personal information...
Claeys Group Insurance recommends that new Medicare Beneficiaries researching coverage options reach out to an Independent Insurance Agency for best results. Working with an independent agency gives Medicare beneficiaries the peace of mind that they are receiving unbiased advice and the best possible coverage options.” — John Claeys, Founder/CEO TYLER, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 15,...
Medicare Open Enrollment period kicks off October 15 and continues through December 7. During this time-frame, most Medicare beneficiaries can make necessary changes to their health and drug coverage options. If you missed your Initial Enrollment Period in October or qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, now is your only chance to enroll for Parts...
This article discusses how to apply for Medicare in Texas and gives an overview of the Medicare application process for Texans. Over 4.4 million Texans currently enroll in Medicare, the federal health insurance program designed for people 65 or over. People younger than 65 with qualifying disabilities such as end-stage renal disease or amyotrophic lateral...
Original Medicare (Parts A and B) is free for most people who qualify, depending on their or their spouse’s work history and/or income levels. Individuals with higher incomes may have to pay a premium for Part A coverage. Part B provides coverage for doctor visits and outpatient services as well as durable medical equipment and...
Selecting the ideal Medicare Supplement plan may seem daunting at first. With ten standardized plans available and coverage varying depending on individual healthcare needs and budget constraints, selecting one may seem impossible. There are 10 Medicare supplement policies, each offering its own set of standardized benefits (plans A through N; Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin also...
Which Medicare supplement is best for you? Choose from the most popular supplements--Plan F, Plan G, and Plan N, but only one is the best. Get the best supplement with the insurance company with the lowest premium and the one that has had the lowest rate increases.
Who really wants to think about dying? Buying life insurance means we must face our own mortality and that can be scary.  For anyone considering a life insurance policy to protect family and loved ones, we have created the Life Insurance Buyers Guide for . Life Insurance Buyers Guide Most of us push it out...
The Challenge of Rising Premiums If you have a Medicare supplement, it is likely because you want great coverage and want to be able to choose your own doctors. Medicare supplements typically offer very good coverage with little or no out-of-pocket cost when you use your supplement. (However, see Which Medicare Supplement Best for You?)...