I am sure if you watch TV you have seen the recent uptick in commercials advertising Medicare Advantage plans (think Joe Namath commercial or “Medicare Martha”, etc.). The insurance companies and large national call centers are spending a lot of money to get the attention of anyone Medicare eligible because these plans have gotten richer over the years, offering more benefits.

When you bought your Medicare Supplement plan, we would have also spoken about the option to have a managed care plan that takes the place of your Medicare – giving you everything under one card (including Part D RX coverage). If you are thinking about taking another look at these plans, we want to have a conversation with you!

Certainly, your Medicare supplement premium is continuing to increase year after year. Maybe you are thinking it is getting unaffordable or you are not getting your money’s worth from it. Please reach out to our team to start that discussion.

We can provide a refresher on the differences between what you have now in a Medicare Supplement and the many Medicare Advantage plan options out there. There is no reason to wait until open enrollment in the fall to have a conversation. Depending on your circumstance, you may even be able to make a plan change now and not have to wait until the fall.

As always, we will provide options that make the most sense for you! If you have questions, call us toll free at 330-633-3837 or click here to email us your name and phone number for us to call you.

When you retire — whether at 65 or later — you’ll have a choice in health plans: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) by itself, a Medicare Supplement plan or enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan. Since it’s such an important decision, you should compare your options to learn about the advantages of a Medicare Advantage plan.