Studies are finding that Americans are living longer than ever these days, and are having fewer incidents of heart disease. Deaths related to heart disease fell a whopping five percent from 2006 to 2007.
As more people are living longer, they need adequate healthcare coverage for more years. Medicare Supplement Insurance (also known as Medigap Insurance) can pay for expenses that Medicare does not cover. Nearly 10 million seniors have enrolled in Medicare Supplement Plans, and American Viewpoint conducted a national telephone survey of 500 Medicare enrollees who purchased Medigap Plans. According to the survey, 77 percent said Medicare Supplement Plans provide “excellent” or “good value” for their money.
This year, both Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance plans are changing. New plans will become available this June, and a couple of old plans be no longer be available for sale. Before June, you can talk to experts who know the old and new Medicare Supplement Insurance plans to learn which best fit your needs.
To be sure you have the best healthcare protection for your situation, you can use our “How To” Guide to review plans and get signed up, or call us at 866-323-1441. You can get answers to your questions from experts at Medicare advisors, and we have evening and weekend telephone appointment times for your convenience. We can explain the new plan benefits, and help you sign up to make the whole process easier for you.
Wiley Long is founder and president of Medigap Advisors, and is passionate about helping people navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. He is the author of The Medicare Playbook: Designing Your Successful Health Coverage Strategy, a clear and simple explanation so you can make the most of your Medicare coverage. For more information visit www.MediGapAdvisors.com.