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ABOUT2021-06-21T19:50:24+00:00

One Team, One Vision

OUR MISSION

CARE IS A GROUP EFFORT

We believe that aging well takes a village. The way we measure and define aging is changing over time. We are living longer and better, with many productive years of ahead of us. We can redefine the aging experience even as we advance in years and face more physical limitations and age-related health issues.  Effectively navigating the insurance and medical systems along with the associated emotional and financial challenges of living longer requires two things:  a network of amazing people and planning.  With these in place, you can shift your focus away from problem solving to taking care of your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.  Get on the right path to aging well with self-education, care advocacy, and the support of others.

Amazing Care Network (ACN) members can access education, resources, networks and partners including:  Physician Friends of the Family, Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacy consults, End of Life Support, ACN’s Member Community and more.

ACN also offers a savings plan, giving you a disciplined platform to accumulate cash reserves for you and your loved ones to fund services that may not be paid for by medical and/or long-term care insurance.  ACN’s savings plan can provide a measure of economic security to help us cope with change and risk so that we can age positively.  We can grow the financial resources we need to achieve the kind of life we value.

CORA TELLEZ
CORA TELLEZCEO & FOUNDER
In January 2015, Cora launched Amazing CARE Network, Inc. to focus on helping men and women redefine aging, so that with preparation and planning, we can live the best life of which we are capable.

Cora received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Mills College. She serves on the corporate boards of public and private companies. Cora is also on the board of several nonprofit organizations and chairs the board of the Hawaii Community Healthcare Alliance. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

JEFF STRONG
JEFF STRONGVP OF SALES
Jeff joined Sterling Administration and Amazing CARE Network with many years of experience in the health insurance and financial services industry including Cigna Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Rosenbluth International.
LOLA CHRISTENSEN
LOLA CHRISTENSENACCOUNT MANAGER
Lola is the Account Manager for the Amazing CARE Network. Lola has worked in the healthcare industry for over 40 years and is our resident subject matter expert on aging and caregiving issues. In her role, Lola ensures that ACN members are able to access their benefits and answers questions they may have. In her spare time, Lola enjoys getting together with family at a vacation cabin near Yosemite, celebrating the beautiful hiking trails and magnificent views.

…The Amazing Care Network looks at a part of our lives that’s precious and sacred and gives permission and support and encouragement to talk about it.  Without being depressed, without being ashamed, and without needing to guilt-trip other people…like your kids.

Joan H.

For me personally, it’s all about my kids.  I don’t want to be a burden to them and I want to know that in a very smart way I’m planning for my final years and that whatever those plans will be, it will make it a little easier on them.  That’s it.  That’s the essence of it.

Tom S.

A unique thing about Amazing Care is how it helps prepare you, and encourages you to take the time to look and listen and learn about options. I know that it helped me when I had the opportunity to care for my father-in-law. I’ve been to enough Amazing Care tea times now that I think it’s made me a better person.

Pat L.

The teas and lunches are like a perk for your establishing the savings account for when you get older.  They present terrific speakers to enlighten and inspire people, to help in the journey of aging and taking care of aging loved ones.  And taking care of ourselves!

Lola C.
Who should join the Amazing CARE Network?2021-07-11T23:45:38+00:00

Those who want to plan well for their future and a smarter, healthier, and more secure  tomorrow by building cash reserves, extending their network beyond family ties, and having access to expert resources.  ACN is also great for anyone providing or managing a loved one’s caregiving, healthcare decisions, finances, and resources. 

How can I make a disbursement?2019-04-23T11:58:26+00:00

Once your bank has been added, go to MANAGE ACCOUNT > Disbursement > New Disbursement > Select Pay Me by Direct Deposit > Select your bank account > CONTINUE > Complete the required fields > CONTINUE > SUBMIT

Can I make changes after scheduling a deposit?2021-06-21T20:25:23+00:00

No, you cannot make changes to a deposit once it has been submitted.  However, you can cancel the deposit then schedule a new one so long as the deposit is in Pending status, and not Processed. Go to MANAGE ACCOUNT > Deposits > All Deposits > Click on the red X of the scheduled deposit you want to cancel.

How do I add a bank account?2019-04-23T11:52:50+00:00

Go to Manage Account > Bank Account > + Add New Bank Account. Complete all the required fields then click on SAVE to add the bank account.

Why do we need Care networks?2021-06-21T20:27:14+00:00

Everyone can benefit from more resources and information to navigate their future and to plan ahead for future needs in later life. ACN facilitates networking to help us remain socially connected and engaged, and promotes knowledge about the aging process and access to healthcare providers, advice, services, and support. ACN also encourages financial well-being so that network members have the funds they need to achieve the goals that are important to them as they advance in years.

What makes Amazing Care Network different from other support groups and services?2021-06-21T20:39:03+00:00

ACN is different in a number of ways. We understand the health, social, and financial factors that underlie successful and positive aging.  Most importantly, we believe growing older should be a shared experience. Navigating the insurance system and the medical system along with the associated emotional and financial challenges requires a network of Amazing people and a plan. We encourage our members to shift their focus to life-enhancing activities and resources management via self-education, care advocacy, and support. ACN recognizes that a longer life will require more savings and better financial capabilities and for that reason, we provide a disciplined platform to segregate and accumulate cash reserves to fund desired services that are not supported by medical and/or long-term care insurance. Enjoy access to education, resources, networks and partners including: Physician Friends of the Family, Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacy Consults, End of Life Support, ACN’s Member community and more.

How is a Care network formed?2016-09-12T18:07:56+00:00

A Care network is formed by a leader—someone like you—and is ideally a minimum of four and maximum of 10 people who are linked to the leader through friendship, business, and/or familial ties. Each network determines its own rules of engagement. For example, collectively the network decides who will be invited to join, what goals will be pursued, when and where to meet, and what will be discussed at the meetings. The leader of the network works with ACN staff to ensure that the Care network goals are being met.  Often, the leader already participates in network(s) of friends and family, so adding information about the Amazing Care Network is a seamless endeavor.

What if I don’t have a network of family or friends but really want to be a part of Amazing Care?2016-09-12T18:07:39+00:00

No problem – you do not have a network to join and you can access all of Amazing Care’s services and partners simply by becoming a member.

How much should I save?2016-09-12T17:57:32+00:00

Generally speaking, you should strive to set aside $30,000–$50,000 by age 80 to provide financial flexibility for a variety of needs. More funds can certainly be set aside depending on one’s preferences, financial situation, and goals.

Suggested Savings

How much should I set aside monthly/annually at an assumed interest rate yield of 3% on my savings?

AGE SAVINGS GOAL ANNUAL SAVINGS MONTHLY SAVINGS
45 $30,000 $482.00 $40.17
45 $50,000 $803.00 $66.92
55 $30,000 $799.00 $66.58
55 $50,000 $1,331.00 $110.92
65 $30,000 $1,566.00 $130.50
65 $50,000 $2,610.00 $217.50
75 $30,000 $5,846.00 $457.17
75 $50,000 $9,143 $761.92

 

How much should I set aside monthly/annually at an assumed interest rate yield of 6% on my savings?

AGE SAVINGS GOAL ANNUAL SAVINGS MONTHLY SAVINGS
45 $30,000 $254.00 $21.17
45 $50,000 $423.00 $35.25
55 $30,000 $516.00 $43.00
55 $50,000 $860.00 $71.67
65 $30,000 $1,216.00 $101.33
65 $50,000 $2,027.00 $168.92
75 $30,000 $5,021.00 $418.42
75 $50,000 $8,368.00 $697.33
When / how can I self-direct my investment?2021-07-11T23:50:19+00:00

A minimum balance of $5,000 is required before members can self-direct their investments. Once the $5,000 threshold is met, the member may invest excess funds via a broker of the member’s choice.

The $5,000 threshold ensures that cash is readily available to the member for payment of products and services that a member may need immediately.

Must I use the funds exclusively for medical-related products and services?2016-09-12T17:49:55+00:00

No, you can use your Amazing Care funds for anything you wish at anytime.

Who decides how my funds are used?2016-09-12T17:49:28+00:00

You decide how to use your funds, including how much to withdraw, the timing and frequency of the withdrawal and how to use your money.

Tell me more about Sterling Administration.2021-07-11T23:56:54+00:00

Sterling is a privately held, woman-owned, financially self-sustaining company with a strong family-oriented culture. Founded in 2004, it administers account-based programs like health savings accounts, FSAs, HRAs, Cobra and the like on behalf of employers and individuals. It is highly regarded for its sterling quality service. Please visit their website for more information: www.sterlingadministration.com.

How do I close my account?2021-07-11T23:47:33+00:00

Please call customer service at (877) 248-7098 or email us at customer.service@amazingcarenetwork.com and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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