The critical point in a recipient's enrollment process is the six month window of opportunity that starts at age 65 and ends at 65½
Fort Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) April 20, 2010
Citing confusion people often have about Medicare supplement insurance either for themselves or for a loved one, Fred Adams, nationally recognized health insurance expert and Medigap specialist for Medigap Advisors, a leading national health insurance information provider and insurance agency advises consumers to start becoming familiar with Medicare at least a year before enrolling, especially in the wake of changes in Medicare due to the recent passage of health care reform legislation.
To help soon-to-be or current Medicare recipients and their loved ones understand their options, Adams is kicking off a series of informative teleseminars followed by an open Q&A session. The first one will be held at 3:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Free registration may be requested at Medigap Teleseminar.
"The critical point in a recipient's enrollment process is the six month window of opportunity that starts at age 65 and ends at 65½", said Adams. He went on to say that it is only during that period that Medicare recipients can enroll in a Medicare supplement plan, also known as Medigap, with no questions asked about their prior medical history.
"The first step is to decide whether to go with the original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, a subsidized private health insurance program. If the recipient selects original Medicare, they may then choose among available Medigap plans. And, of course, depending on their health history, enrolling in a Medigap plan during the six month open enrollment period could result in significant savings in insurance costs over the span of a lifetime", he also stated.
About helping people arrive at a satisfying solution to a complex issue, Adams said, "I like to put things in a simplified and clear way so that the average person who knows little about their Medicare options can find them easy to understand. Though sometimes they do not like the reality that they face, I feel good when I help someone sort through a myriad of options, and am able to help them find the best possible choices for their personal scenario. Often times, the solution I come up with is something they would have never thought to do themselves, no matter how much they know, or how much homework they do."
On Tuesday, April 27 at 3:00 PM Eastern, Adams kicks off a monthly teleseminar series in which he and other nationally recognized experts will explain in concise terms how Medicare works and how to select the best options, whether they be a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare with supplemental insurance. Adams' presentation will be followed by an open Question and Answer session in which callers are invited to ask anything they would like to know pertaining to their Medicare options. Participants can register for free at Medigap Teleseminar on a space available basis.
About Fred Adams and Medigap Advisors:
Fred Adams has been in the health insurance industry since 1988, personally meeting one-on-one with thousands of individuals and families over the years. He's also served as Vice President of a consulting firm, specializing in training insurance professionals to run their businesses and their lives more effectively. After several years of working with highly paid financial planners and insurance agents, he chose to get back to helping the average American, those who could really benefit the most from his years of experience.
Medigap Advisors is a leading independent Medicare supplement firm specializing in Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Through its extensive website and personal advisors, Medigap Advisors provides complete information and guidance on MediGap and Medicare Advantage insurance plans, insurance quotes and online applications. Their web site at Medigap Advisors is dedicated to providing the type of up-to-the-minute comprehensive information that consumers need to make informed choices about Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage health insurance plans.
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