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Medicare and Medigap Working Better Than Employer-based Insurance

June 28th, 2010

Medicare beneficiaries reported that they were more satisfied with their health care, and experienced fewer problems getting care and paying for care than Americans with health insurance through employers. Those finding come from the 2007 Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey that was published online in the journal Health Affairs.

This nationally representative survey included 3,501 adults age 19 and older between June 4 and October 24, 2007. Only ten percent of Medicare beneficiaries said their doctor didn’t take their insurance, but 17 percent of those with employer-based insurance reported their doctor didn’t accept their insurance.

This month (June), Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) is offering two new plans to give Medicare beneficiaries even more choices. Available to anyone enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B, the new M and N plans offer lower-premium alternatives to fill in gaps of the Medicare coverage.

MediGap Advisors can help you compare the new Medigap plans, and the changes in the existing plans to be sure you have the best coverage for your needs. At MediGap Advisors, we take pride in helping seniors get into the right Medigap Plan at the best price we can find. You can compare Medigap rates and apply online, or call us toll-free at 866-323-1441 to schedule a no-cost consultation with a licensed insurance agent. Our friendly experts can answer your questions, walk you through everything to take the hassle out of insurance shopping, and give you the peace of mind that you have the best protection for your situation.

Wiley Long

Wiley Long

Wiley Long is president of Medigap Advisors, and is passionate about helping people navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. When he’s not working he’s likely to be skiing and hanging out with his wife and son, and enjoying the live music scene around Fort Collins, Colorado.
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