About YourCareRep Team

Edgardo Velez, Florida and South Carolina licensed Medicare and Veterans' specialist insurance agent

Eddie Velez

Eddie Velez is the Founder and CEO of YourCareRep LLC, a fiduciary insurance agency specializing in educating clients on Medicare and retirement. He is also a veterans’ specialist, understanding the intricacies of the unique needs of veterans with TriCARE For Life, dependents on CHAMPVA, and those who only have VA healthcare benefits. Eddie is a former combat Marine veteran and the Chaplain of the Marine Corps League in St Petersburg, Florida. Eddie is also a Registered Social Security Analyst® (RSSA) and has received training in Social Security regulations, claiming strategies for different situations and how to lower your taxes in retirement, to minimize longevity risk, and has earned the RSSA credential.

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Determining when to claim your Social Security benefits can be challenging. Eddie will help you navigate these pitfalls and answer questions you don’t know to ask. He will balance your Social Security choices with your overall retirement planning, so you also have peace of mind. And if you are a veteran earning disability compensation or a retirement pension, how it affects your Social Security retirement benefit.

Speak with Eddie — a trained expert — for a FREE consultation. If you decide to engage with him, you’ll receive a comprehensive personalized analysis and advice, for you to consider or share with your financial planner, that may provide you with tens of thousands of dollars more in lifetime benefits and show you how you may lower your taxation risk in retirement.

 

Denise Simanca

Denise Simanca

Medicare is a complicated maze. So many people, like Eddie and me, learn about it because of caring for a loved one. Like Eddie, I also cared for my mom in the final year of her life. Having to learn about Medicare was an eye-opening experience. Now I know why so many people struggle with it and make life-changing decisions by mistake, for lack of knowledge and guidance. This prompted me to become a health agent, specializing in the Medicare arena.

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I chose to join the YourCareRep LLC team, because of the common goal Eddie and I are passionate about: making sure we educate and help as many people as possible, so they make the best choices when it comes to their benefits and avoid being manipulated by any bad actor. It’s such a satisfaction we I see a member of our YourCareRep family smile and thank me for helping them. They say, “Now I understand it! Thank you!”

I am a native of Philadelphia (go Phillies…sorry Tampa Bay Rays), but today I proudly call Lakeland, Florida my home. I am married and have three children and two wonderful grandchildren, who I love enjoying the sunshine and palm trees with.

Heather Strasheim

Heather Strasheim

From a young age, my mother fostered my calling to help others by taking me to visit nursing homes, participate in charity walks, and consistently challenging me to look for ways to help others, inside and outside of church.

I initially worked as a Homeowners’ Insurance Adjuster, and eventually I became a caregiver to my parents in 2016. Since then, I have learned many things:

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  • How Medicare works
  • That Medicare would not provide for my mother’s Long-Term Dementia care
  • That Veterans should enroll in Part B to avoid lifetime Medicare penalties
  • That Veteran benefits do not cover dental care
  • The importance of pre-arranging for final expenses
  • And how to apply for Medicaid

Later on, I served others as a Human Resources Manager, where I helped employees review benefit plans being offered. Then after years of caregiving, I became motivated to use my personal and professional experiences to benefit others in the senior community and their caregivers. After experiencing Eddie’s compassion and commitment to education, joining the YourCareRep LLC team was a “no-brainer.”

I grew up in Edmond, OK, and now live in Seminole, FL. I am a proud daughter of a Navy Korean War Conflict Veteran, and I am blessed to be the mother of a beautiful, intelligent, and loving daughter.

Tisis (Sheka) Robinson

Tisis (Sheka) Robinson

As a child, my mother taught us the importance of giving and helping others. Although we weren’t rich, the pure heartedness of being there for others came naturally. I am my mother’s daughter.

When I became a young adult, I wanted to surround myself with people who were older than me. I didn’t understand the kindred spirit with them. In 2009, I decided to go into the medical field following unfortunate circumstances. I loved it! I would take care of the elderly in their homes and became emotionally involved as I truly fell in love with my patients.

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When COVID hit, that came to an end. Who knew God had been preparing me for other plans, becoming an insurance agent. Hindsight being 20/20, I can now see how insurance works and choosing the right plan makes a major difference in one's health outcomes. I'm going to ensure whoever I am blessed to help will be educated on their benefits. Knowledge is power, because it arms one with the ability to make good choices with better results.

Unfortunately, many seniors don't know. Which is why my mission is to educate and help one senior at a time. I pray to be able to help thousands!

Mike Laubert

Mike Laubert

Mike Laubert, licensed in 2010, found his niche in life helping people with their life and Medicare insurance needs, in addition to his first love of church music playing the organ, piano and directing choirs.

Mike focuses on educating his clients about their life and Medicare needs and is just a phone call away from helping you find solutions for your needs!