MediGap Advisors will conduct a comprehensive webinar on October 14, 2013, to inform Medicare recipients of recent changes brought on by health care reform and how their Medicare coverage might be affected.
Medicare expert and webinar host Fred Adams will answer questions and present news and strategies for those 65 and older. “We believe that knowledge is power when it comes to health care reform,” explains Adams. “There are changes taking place in the health care industry right now that Medicare members should know about.”
Adams will be addressing such issues as the projected $135 billion the Obama administration is cutting from Medicare Advantage through 2019 to put towards the cost of health care reform for those under 65. The webinar will also focus on the $7 billion in cuts in reimbursements to health insurance carriers offering Medicare Advantage benefits in 2014.
“Future doctor shortages are a real concern for seniors,” says Adams. The webinar will answer questions and concerns about the numbers of physicians leaving the program due to lack of reimbursements.
Adams’ webinar will explain the predicted elimination of “donut holes” in prescription drug coverage—a plus of health care reform. Some negatives about the effect of Obamacare will also be addressed (i.e., possible loss of 100% coverage of Medigap plans and the unavailability of Plan F gap coverage).
The October 14 webinar will also examine the creation of accountable care organizations and independent advisory boards and explain their impact on Medicare, and will address concerns about reductions in prescription drug benefits as well.
“We welcome all individuals and family members who are concerned about the future of Medicare and Medigap insurance coverage to join us on October 14,” Adams says. “We believe in making health care choices as simple and easy to understand as possible amidst all the changes going on in health care reform today.”
Adams explains, “When Medicare began in 1965, it was not intended to provide for all of seniors’ health care needs. Many folks underestimate how much health care will cost them during retirement, so we’re going to talk about things that might affect those costs like the exponentially increasing cost of U.S. health care and the uncertain effects of health care reform.”
MediGap Advisors is a leading health insurance consumer advocate providing seniors with plain-English explanations that make sense of Medicare rules, with education about how to get health care at discounted rates, and with effective strategies to pay less for Medicare supplement insurance.
How to Register for MediGap Advisors’ October 14 Health Care Reform Webinar
Free registration for this informative health care reform webinar is available on the MediGap Advisors website, where consumers can register now.
MediGap Advisors notes that this free event is only for educational purposes; no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.
About MediGap Advisors
MediGap Advisors is a team of the nation’s leading independent online experts on strategies to supplement Medicare coverage. Through our comprehensive website at http://www.MediGapAdvisors.com we keep seniors up-to-date on the changes that affect their access to health care and the resources available to reduce their costs for health care.
MediGap Advisors provides free, immediate access to licensed insurance professionals with expertise in Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance at 1-866-323-1441 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern.
With a large market share, MediGap Advisors and its partners also offer seniors a range of options to reduce their spending for health care and protect their savings so they can maintain independence during retirement. For more information, visit http://www.MediGapAdvisors.com/member-benefits.htm.
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.