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What is Medicare Supplement Insurance (also known as Medigap?)
When an American citizen turns 65 years of age, they will then have the option to enroll in Medicare, a government program for seniors. Depending on the circumstance you may also qualify before your turn 65 if they are eligible for disability benefits, call us for more information. Basic Medicare which includes both Parts A and B cover your basic hospital and doctor expenses. Unfortunately, this does not mean they cover everything, there is a significant “gap” that is out of pocket for you. The expenses which Medicare does not cover which some refer gaps in coverage - are what a Medicare Supplement insurance plan will protect you from and protect you from potentially large and unexpected medical expenses. Medicare Supplement Plans are private insurance plans that by law all contain the exact same benefits regardless of the company that sells and provides the plan. Medicare Supplement Companies are not part of the government or of Medicare.
Who is Eligible for Medicare Supplement Insurance?
If any of the following circumstances apply to then you are already guaranteed to be eligible to purchase Medicare supplemental insurance:
It’s important to mention that you may still need to answer some medical questions. For more information or for general questions please contact us at (800) 555-1212.
When Can I Sign Up for Medicare Supplement Insurance?
Medicare can seem like a maze that is impossible to get through when you first enroll. However signing up for your Medicare Supplement Plan is normally a very smooth process and far easier to understand, and you can enroll at any time of the year. It’s important to note that there are some special time frames which, if you enroll (apply) during these opportunities, will make the process much easier on yourself as in the following.
If you apply outside of these time frames for a Medicare supplement plan, you will most likely need to go through the process of medical underwriting and answering lots of personal health questions.
Who Purchases Medicare Supplement Insurance?
Whether you're struggling to get by on a fixed income, or benefiting from some measure of wealth. All seniors from all walks of life can benefit from a Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage policy. Medicare provides standard coverage to every beneficiary, regardless of carrier or income level. However, the the more vulnerable you are to the Medicare gaps in coverage, the more you can benefit from the protection of a Medicare Supplement or Advantage policy.
Where Do I Purchase Medicare Supplement Insurance?
As a consumer, have many options. Some will prefer to look for an agent in their local area, such as a referral from a friend or online. You will find the best plan at the lowest cost (premium) by doing what you’re doing now, research and shopping online. Through the power of the internet, you will find many great plans to choose from many A+ rated insurance companies who are all willing and able to take your business, it will come down to who you feel the most comfortable with and which company will provide the best service and premium.
The simplest way for you to handle this is to let us to the heavy lifting for you. We work with virtually every Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage company in America. Our expert service agents will use our vast network and powerful quote system to find the plan you want and most importantly need and at the premium that works for your life.
Important Fact: How to Save Money!
All Medicare Supplement Plans are standardized by Medicare - this means that each plan offers identical benefits, regardless of where you live or what company is handling your policy. Therefore, the only difference is in price. And the best way to get the best price is to compare plans online and save!