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Select a Medicare advantage plan in your area

How to Select a Medicare Advantage Plan in Your Area

If you’re among the 17.8% of the United States population who are covered by Medicare, you may decide to receive your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage, also called Medicare Part C, allows you to obtain your Original Medicare benefits (Part A and Part B) and additional benefits through a Medicare-approved private …

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How to Sign Up for Medicare and Where to Find Enrollment Assistance

Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program for Americans who are 65 years or older, and certain younger individuals with qualifying disabilities, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). There are different methods of signing up for Medicare and finding enrollment assistance, including seeking the assistance of a local Medicare insurance agent. The …

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Medicare supplement insurance agent

What to Consider When Working with a Medicare Supplement Insurance Agent

Working with a Medicare supplement insurance agent offers a number of benefits as you navigate the often complex considerations of enrolling or changing your Medicare plan. Not only does the right agent help you understand different Medicare plans’ terms and coverage, but they can also lend a helping hand in regard to understanding enrollment periods …

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the difference between medicare advantage and medigap

The Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medigap Insurance Plans

Two of the most commonly chosen options for individual Medicare benefits are Medicare Advantage and Medigap insurance plans. Medicare Supplement Insurance (also referred to as Medigap) is purchased to be the secondary payer for Original Medicare (Parts A and B), while Medicare Advantage plans are selected to provide an alternative to Original Medicare. Please note …

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Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Navigating Medicare plan options and selecting the right coverage for your needs can be challenging. If you’re nearing the time when you’re considering your options, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of what Medicare plans are available, and how benefits and costs can vary. From comparing benefits to weighing coverage options, …

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