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Medicare Made Easy

The Medicare Answer Guy Can Help You With All Your Medicare Needs

mp_medicareanswerguy4Jim Robeson is the president and CEO of The Medicare Answer Guy, an independent insurance and benefits agency, specializing in helping seniors navigate Medicare. Jim started his career in the insurance industry in 1978. “Early in my career, I began by focusing on helping small business owners with their employee benefit programs,” recalled Jim, who later went on to earn his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations and expanded his insurance practice to working with seniors who were beginning to transition into Medicare.

Through the years, Jim – a member of the NAHU and CAHU (national and state health associations) and a member of The American College of Underwriters – had enrolled many seniors in Medicare, but it wasn’t until he himself was eligible for Medicare that he fully understood the confusion, frustration and anxiety that can accompany the transition to Medicare. “The number of seniors turning 65 in San Diego will exponentially explode over the next 10 years leaving many without someone they can speak with about their options,” stated Jim. “We are here to help the over 40,000 San Diego seniors who are turning 65 each year with their transition to Medicare.”


The Medicare Answer Guy represents major insurance carriers that offer Medicare health plans. Their focus is to help educate San Diego seniors about their Medicare options, such as, when and how to enroll in Medicare and what the various types of Medicare health and prescription drug plans there are for those both turning 65 and those still working past the age of 65. “We are in year seven of an 18-year ride of ‘baby boomers,’” explained Jim. “Our goal is to make Medicare clear, understandable, and affordable to seniors who are beginning to make that Medicare journey.”


Something that sets The Medicare Answer Guy apart from the competition is Jim’s genuine interest in helping to educate seniors with their Medicare insurance planning. As a result, Jim and his office manager, Craig Deane, serve over 500 individual health insurance clients, most of whom have been referred by existing satisfied clients. “Today’s health insurance marketplace is out of control and the future is uncertain in many ways,” explained Jim. “People are looking for an insurance agent they can trust, knowing that person will stay current with the Medicare rules and regulations and is creative in solving their personal ongoing health insurance challenges.” With fewer than 1,000 agents in San Diego who specialize in Medicare, Jim and his team are proud to be one of them.


Name of Business: The Medicare Answer Guy
Owner: James S. Robeson, CLU, ChFC
Manager: Craig Deane
Years in Position: 40
Year of Establishment: 1978
Address: 10504 Rock Creek Dr., San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-935-9120
Description of Business: We help seniors age 65+ navigate the complexities of Medicare and help them transition from their current health plan to Original Medicare and select a competitive Medicare health plan that fits their budget and health needs.