Tag: medicare supplement insurance

July 6, 2016 by Brad Gunning

Can You Switch Medigap Policies?

You have a Medigap policy, but maybe you initially chose a basic plan and would like to “upgrade” to a more comprehensive Medigap plan, like Part F. Maybe you realize you’ve been paying for benefits you don’t need. Maybe your finances have changed and you need to save money on monthly premiums. Can you switch

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June 30, 2016 by Brad Gunning

Illegal Medigap Sales Practices

Buying Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) on your own isn’t easy. It’s possible, but you’d have to (1) decide which of the standardized Medigap plans (A through N) is best for you, (2) call your state health insurance assistance program to find out which insurance carriers sell Medigap policies in your state, (3) call each of these insurance companies, give them your

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June 23, 2016 by Brad Gunning

When is the Best Time to Buy a Medigap Policy?

When should you get a Medigap policy? The short answer: during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. Buy Medigap During Your Open Enrollment Period The best time to buy Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) is when you’re in the Medigap Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment begins on the first day of the month in which you’re both

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June 16, 2016 by Brad Gunning

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

If you’re turning 65 years old, you’re probably familiar with the terms Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Supplement Insurance, and Medicare Advantage. But the differences between them and how they relate to each other is far from simple. Today we explore Medicare Advantage.     To begin, the first choice anyone interested in Medicare coverage makes is

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