Jose Lerma

About Jose Lerma

Jose has been a career agent working with Empower Brokerage since 2021 helping clients from all walks of life find tailored solutions for their healthcare needs. He is passionate about helping people fulfill their dreams and helping clients live a more empowered existence. 

A group of people read an article mentioning "medicare expands coverage for wheelchair users."
In a monumental shift toward greater inclusivity and healthcare support for individuals with mobility issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced a policy change holding significant implications for wheelchair users nationwide. Under the Medicare program, durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, both manual and powered, is […]

Medicare Expands Coverage for Power Wheelchair Users

Technology and social life seem to be intertwined in our lives for both good and bad.
We have all heard the good and the bad about technology. Modern technology is shaping our lives excitingly and alarmingly. With the advent of the digital age, the interplay between technology and our social life has never been more complex. “Pics or it didn’t happen!” “Phone eats first!” “I need […]

Technology and Social Life

Social connection is one of the most important factors that affect longevity.
As we age, the question of how long we will live and of our own mortal longevity becomes increasingly significant. It begins to pique our interest like a child impatiently asking during a long ride in the car, “Are we there yet?” all the while staying as unknown to most […]

The Science of Longevity

Someone reentering the workforce has a great opportunity to gain some extra income.
As the Baby Boomer generation continues aging, the number of retirees reentering the workforce is on the rise. According to a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2024, about 29.1% of workers aged 65 and older will be part of the workforce. There are various reasons why retirees may […]

Reentering the Workforce

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Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SKYCLARYS™ (omaveloxolone) to treat Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) in adults and adolescents aged 16 years and older. This development is crucial for the approximately 5,000 diagnosed patients in the United States with this ultra-rare, inherited neuro-degenerative disorder, commonly diagnosed during […]

Reata Gains Approval

Every drop counts when it comes to national blood donor month.
National Blood Donor Month is in January and helps create awareness of the importance of blood donation in saving lives every day. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the selfless individuals who contribute to the blood supply by donating blood. The observance was established in 1970 to increase public awareness […]

National Blood Donor Month

Medications covered under a prescription drug coverage plan.
Do I really need prescription drug coverage? “I don’t need prescription drug coverage because I don’t take any medications!” “I get my medications cheaper without a plan!” “Why do I need to pay extra money if I have GoodRx?” There are many replies you may tell yourself as to why […]

Do I Need Prescription Drug Coverage?

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The Medicare program has provided health coverage for older Americans since being signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Millions of Americans rely on these plans to supply health benefits, but unfortunately, myths about Medicare have persisted ever since becoming law. To make the most of your Medicare benefits […]

3 Myths about Medicare

More than 131 million people use prescription drugs. If you have ever been in a pharmacy, you probably have been asked about taking generic medication. Sixty-six percent of all adults in the United States use prescription drugs. Older people and those with chronic conditions utilize these drugs at a particularly high rate. […]

Should I Use Generic Medication?