TURNING AGE 65? GET READY!

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Bob Evenson

Get ready if you are turning age 65 within the next 12 months. You are about to be bombarded with mailings from insurance companies and agents promoting Medicare Supplement policies and other Medicare plans. Recently, a man came into our office with a small laundry basket full of mail he had received for Medicare plans. This can be overwhelming to a person who has had limited choice for health insurance provided in the past by an employer.

What should you do when you are flooded with this material? Do a little research on you own! A great resource is the Kansas Insurance Department at www.ksinsurance.org or Medicare’s website, www.medicare.gov.

The Kansas Insurance Department explains Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, and how a Medicare Supplement works. Learn the difference between an issued age policy and an attained age policy for a Medicare Supplement. Explore how many options fit the type of coverage you need. You can also review the various Medicare Supplement plans and rates offered in Kansas. Notice that although the benefits for each type of Medicare Supplement plan are standardized, the premiums can vary dramatically. By doing a little research on your own, you can forget about the laundry basket of mail and move forward with an efficient plan best suited for you.

You can also attend a MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR offered by Century Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Stormont Vail Health, Topeka. The seminars are FREE and open to the public. In one hour’s time, you can receive the professional education you need to learn about Medicare and its options. Our goal is to relieve the anxiety that comes along with turning 65 and entering Medicare.

Seminars are held twice per month. Please feel free to call us at 785-270-4593 with questions or to sign up for a seminar. Our business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Go to: http://www.centuryinsuranceagencyks.com or email info@century-health.com for more information.

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