Michael Medved: OK, there’s very important Medicare news. The enrollment period’s now open, and a lot of our listeners aren’t sure they have the right plan, or they feel they may be paying too much. That’s why we have a special guest today to explain it all. That’s Mike Stahl from HealthMarkets, a national organization, helping people find the right Medicare coverage at the right price. Welcome, Mike.
Mike Stahl: Thanks, Michael. HealthMarkets offers a free Medicare service that searches thousands of plans nationwide to help folks maximize their benefits and save money. Listeners can go to HealthMarkets.com or call 800-561-1854. 800-561-1854.
Michael Medved: OK, Mike, now that the Medicare enrollment period is here, what are listeners supposed to know?
Mike Stahl: First, Medicare plans can change every year, and there may be options that could increase your benefits and lower how much you pay. Even if you’re currently enrolled in Medicare, if you don’t have the right Medicare plan, you could be left with thousands of dollars in expenses. That’s why HealthMarkets has set up a free Medicare enrollment service that anyone can use just by calling.
So many Americans aren’t aware of everything they’re entitled to under Medicare. And we want to make sure you get all the benefits that you deserve.
Michael Medved: Of course. Nobody should miss out on benefits. How can they ensure the benefits they deserve?
Mike Stahl: Know that enrollment in the right plan is not automatic. And changes to benefits and out-of-pocket expenses could affect the coverage you have, the care you receive, and the price you pay for it.
At HealthMarkets our sole purpose is to ensure you get the coverage you deserve and any savings you qualify for. When your listeners call HealthMarkets we’ll search thousands of Medicare plans from leading insurance companies nationwide. Plans that may cost less and cover more with lower copayments; more choices like dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; and the freedom to see the doctors you choose. Best of all, our service is free.
Michael Medved: How about all those folks who already have a plan? Should they feel safe with what they have, or is it a good idea even for them to call HealthMarkets to compare?
Mike Stahl: You know, it makes sense to shop since rates and benefits are changing nationwide. You may be paying more than you need to and missing out on important benefits.
At HealthMarkets we do all the legwork for you and check on things you may not even be aware of like whether you qualify for additional prescription drug savings through Medicare’s Extra Help program. We may even be able to find you plans with a $0 monthly premium. 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. Keep in mind with the deadline for enrollment coming soon I would urge your listeners to act now.
Michael Medved: That all sounds great, Mike. Obviously when it comes to Medicare it is important that people have the right plan at the right price, and with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, I know folks out there can trust HealthMarkets.
Tell our listeners one more time how they can receive free help from HealthMarkets.
Mike Stahl: It’s very easy, Michael. For our free Medicare enrollment service, listeners can go to HealthMarkets.com or call 800-561-1854. That’s 800-561-1854. Don’t miss the enrollment deadline. Call 800-561-1854.