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Medicare Enrollment Period Offers a Chance to Shop for Coverage, but Many Don’t

family-senior-huggingFrom – – by Kathleen McGrory

When it comes to guiding seniors through Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, most experts sound a lot like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

Their oft-repeated advice: You better shop around.

“The open enrollment period is an opportunity to compare plans in a given area to be sure the drugs you…

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George McAllister

Can I just get a copy of the Supplemental plans available to my area (Plans A through N). Zip 29576 without having to speak to an agent. Other web sites post them why not AMAC?

Lloyd Pingel

Medicare rules are unfair to people who need to rejoin part B after being unable to continue on private insurance! I am 74 years old and have never used my Medicare because I have been covered under my wife’s insurance. She retire last December and I was able to stay on her retirement insurance until she reaches age 65 in 3 years. In Dec. of 2015 she was informed that the cost of my portion of coverage would double making it unaffordable for us. At that time I went to the SS office to get back on Part B. Since I did not need the coverage, several years ago I dropped Part B and was assured it would not be a problem to get back on if I needed to. I also signed up for a supplement policy. Late in Dec. I was informed that I could not get a… Read more »

Joe Rumsey

Where do I go on this site to get assistance?

Gemroe R Fletcher

How do I find the best Medicare supplement for my area 49120 Currently have Humana

Denise Beebe

What’s the point of having a discussion if no one is answered, or if so, there’s no way to see the answers that might help someone else with the same question?

Rick Nuttall

Why is there so many land mines one must watch for. Pay the premium part B and everything should be streamlined where you don’t to watch for this watch for that things you need to know if you are over 65. I live overseas, I can’t use Medicare, yet I have to be enrolled in it, otherwise I will get a big fat penalty. So again, I pay out my premium for Medicare, so I don’t get penalised, but I can’t use it…..Seems like the government is getting a good deal, I pay for something I can’t use, yet if I don’t I get penalised. It has got to be good being the government. Like I paid my premiums for my heath insurance, working for a government organisation, yet I never used it because as bad as we were paid, after they took the premium I had no money left… Read more »

Joe Rumsey

I need assistance. Would like to talk with someone about enrollment in a medicare supplement program this week