Edgardo (Eddie) Velez
YourCareRep.com was founded by Edgardo (Eddie) Velez. Having been his mother’s caregiver for the last three years of her life, taught Eddie that Medicare benefits are confusing and it’s easy to make a bad decision with huge ramifications. Eddie believes his mother would be alive today had he understood all the moving parts that comprise Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs. This motivated Eddie to get licensed.
After becoming licensed in Florida, where he resides, and in South Carolina where he lived after being discharged from the Marine Corps in 1992, Eddie learned another aspect he did not come across when caring for his mother – veterans and Medicare. Being a veteran who receives VA benefits and medical services, he thought like many veterans do, “I have the VA to take care of me, I don’t need to worry about Medicare when my time comes at 65.” After all, if you can keep the money in your social security check, well, for many a veteran it’s the difference of making ends meet or not.
However, 1 in 17 veterans receiving VA benefits do not get dental. Knowing this from personal experience, when asked if he would be willing to help veterans with Medicare, Eddie thought, “They’re covered with VA benefits, why would they want Medicare?” Then he started to speak with veterans and realized the huge gap in benefits and the reality. It’s not just the lack of dental, there are 12 reasons why veterans need Medicare along with their VA benefits.
This became a mission for Eddie and YourCareRep.com. To help the senior, so that what happened to his mother doesn’t happen to anyone he may be privileged to help, and to help fellow veterans get the complete care they need, all while saving as much money as possible.
Welcome to YourCareRep.com!