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2011-10-31 23:31:17
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In general, private insurance companies require their clients to sign up for Medicare as soon as they become eligible.


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When someone is approved for a Medicare plan they often get pamphlets and paper work for doctors that will accept Medicare insurance. The United States government also has a website and you can get information from there.

In the United States, there are many Medicare beneficiaries who find themselves in need of Medicare supplemental insurance to cover certain health care needs that are not adequately covered by Medicare. Also known as Medigap, these private forms of health insurance are considered essential for many citizens who depend upon Medicare, particular those who happen to have serious preexisting conditions. Medicare supplemental insurance currently plays a very important role in the health care industry. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20% of current Medicare beneficiaries are now paying for some form of Medicare supplemental insurance. Here is an inside look at the world of Medigap that can help you figure out what kind of Medicare supplemental insurance is right for you. In order to enroll in a true Medigap program, it is necessary for an individual to qualify for Medicare assistance. Just like any health insurance program, there is a period of open enrollment for Medicare supplemental insurance that a citizen needs to take advantage of. In the case of Medicare supplemental insurance, an individual needs to apply for a Medicare supplemental insurance plan within six months of becoming eligible for Medicare. For most citizens of the United States, this means that a person needs to find the right Medigap program for him or her within six months of his or her 65th birthday. Thankfully, consumers can now rest assured that Medicare supplemental insurance plans have been approved by professional organizations. In order to be considered a Medicare supplement insurance plan, it is necessary for a provider to be approved by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also known as CMS. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services have organized Medicare supplement insurance plans into a dozen different categories that make finding the right Medigap plan for you easier than ever. It is important to shop around when it comes to approved Medicare supplement plans, as some Medigap plans can actually be more expensive that a full service health insurance plan. Nevertheless, there are some excellent Medicare supplemental insurance plans available provided that you are willing to put in the time and energy necessary to find the Medigap plan that you need.

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Yes, an insurance agent who works for your insurance company should be able to help you find the right medical plan for you and your family. You can also find more information here:

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Over 40 million Americans are covered by Medicare, the largest health insurance in the US. If you are 65 years and older or if you are younger with certain disabilities, you may be eligible for Medicare health insurance. However, if you have end stage renal disease which involves permanent kidney failure and require a kidney transplant or dialysis treatment, you may qualify for health insurance covered by Medicare, regardless of your age. The Medicare health plan covers two main areas, Hospital Insurance which is Part A and Medical Insurance, known as Part B. Both Medicare Parts are referred to as the Original Medicare Insurance and while most people who worked and contributed to Medicare taxes do not pay for Part A, the majority of persons covered by Medicare pay a monthly fee for the Part B. Hospital Insurance helps to provide coverage for part-time skilled nursing facilities, hospice and home health care services. Hospital inpatient care is also included, which involves hospitals that provide long-term care, critical access and rehabilitation facilities. Medical Insurance helps with the coverage for outpatient care and treatment by doctors as well as some preventative services. Once the services are covered by Medicare, Part B will pay 80% of the approved amount. Other health insurance programs covered by Medicare are managed by Medicare approved private companies. They are Part C, also called Medicare Advantage and Part D, which is Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. Both of these plans include Parts A and B along with other benefits and for Part C, payment of a monthly premium is required. As a Medicare beneficiary, you have two choices of how you can get the senior health insurance. One method is to start with Part A and B (Original Medicare) and add Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) as well as a Supplemental Coverage such as Medigap. The other choice is to start with Medicare Advantage (Part C) and then add the Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D). However, you would not be able to add a Supplemental Insurance with this latter choice. If you need clarification or information about Medicare health insurance, contact the Social Security Administration or the website.

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Medicare Advantage is also known as Medicare Part C. With a Medicare Advantage, or MA, plan, a private insurance company takes over the administration of medical benefits under Medicare Parts A & B. MA plans may or may not include prescription drug coverage offered by Part D plans. Secure Horizons is just one of the insurance companies that may offer MA plans in your area. There may be other options in you area, such as a Medicare Supplement, or Medigap plan. You can request information on current MA plans or other plan options available in your area by contacting Medicare at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).

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