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MEDICARE SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET

Mar 3rd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Medicare Resources on the Internet Internet resources increasingly assist senior citizens find answers to our most pressing concerns. Among the top 10 concerns of seniors is health. And that almost immediately takes us to health insurance and Medicare and all of those related issues.  Many of us have a lot of questions, and we know [...]



Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) Insurance Policies Reviewed

Sep 29th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Medicare was not designed to cover all health care needs you may encounter in retirement. Many of us are in original Medicare and we have supplemental policies, also known as Medigap Policies. (Some seniors choose the Medicare Advantage Plan, in which case you don’t need a supplemental policy; you can compare Original Medicare with Medicare Advantage here) We’re getting close to the time of year when we can look at changing, if we want to do that. That time period is coming up, November 10 through the end of the year.

Supplemental plans are offered by private insurance companies throughout the country. Some states have different regulations for supplemental policies, so you should check online regarding what your state may require.