Mike Gallagher: If you’re concerned about the future of healthcare in America, you’re not alone. With the enrollment period for Medicare just started, a lot of our listeners aren’t sure if they have the right plan, or are they paying too much? That’s why we have a special guest today to explain it all. Mike Stahl from HealthMarkets, a national organization that helps people find the right Medicare coverage. The news reports say that Medicare rates are going down.
Mike Stahl: So that’s right. The government projects that the costs of Medicare plans will decrease this year. So you have to ask yourself, are you getting the best rate? HealthMarkets offers a free service that searches thousands of Medicare plans nationwide to help folks maximize their benefits and save money. Listeners can go to HealthMarkets.com or call 800-965 7783. That’s 800-965-7783.
Mike Gallagher: With enrollment period for Medicare being here, what do people need to know now, Mike?
Mike Stahl: First, you need to know that Medicare plans can change every year. With so many options, it can be confusing. My advice? Don’t go it alone. You can get unbiased assistance that can help you get the benefits you deserve, and the savings you’re entitled to. Even if you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare plan, you may be paying more than you need to and missing out on important coverage. That’s why HealthMarkets has set up a free Medicare enrollment service that anyone can use just by calling.
Mike Gallagher: What about people who are just now eligible for Medicare, Mike, what should they know?
Mike Stahl: They need to understand that enrollment in the right plan is not automatic. When they call HealthMarkets, we’ll search thousands of Medicare plans from leading insurance companies nationwide. Plans that may cost less and cover more with lower co-payments, more choices like dental and vision care, and the freedom to see the doctors you choose. Whether it’s Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans, and even prescription drug plans, HealthMarkets can help you find the right plan at the right cost. Best of all, our service is free.
Mike Gallagher: So for those who already have a plan, should they consider shopping for a different plan or stick with the one they have?
Mike Stahl: It makes sense to shop since Medicare rates and benefits are changing all across the country. As I said earlier, even if you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare plan, you may be paying more than you need to and missing out on important benefits. The only way to know for sure is to shop and compare. HealthMarkets has enrolled Americans in millions of insurance plans and our licensed insurance agents can do the work for you, making the process really easy. With the Medicare deadline only weeks away, it’s important to act now.
Mike Gallagher: This is such important and timely information, Mike. Obviously when it comes to Medicare, it’s so important that folks have the right plan for them and at the right price. Tell us one last time how people can receive free help from HealthMarkets.
Mike Stahl: It’s very easy. For our free service, listeners can go to HealthMarkets.com or call 800-965-7783. That’s 800-965-7783. Don’t miss the Medicare deadline. Call 800-965-7783.