Retiree Health Choices Develops Innovative Personal Health Calculator To Drive Cost Modeling For Medicare Supplement Insurance Selection

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Patent-Pending Online Tool Helps Medicare Enrollees Optimize Best Plan and Premium Price for More Informed Decisions to Estimate Total Cost

Three converging megatrends are affecting the future of retiree insurance: complexity and cost of Medicare, tsunami of Baby Boomer enrollees, and increase in online purchasing. ~Dale Yamamoto, founder/president, Retiree Health Choices

Retiree Health Choices (RHC), a Chicago-based technology company, today announced development of a new online personal health calculator that will drive Medicare insurance cost modeling and optimize informed decisions for those seeking Medicare Supplement insurance.

The personal health calculator is the engine behind, a consumer Medicare selection and purchase site under development by Retiree Health Choices. The new site is set to launch in mid-second quarter in Illinois, with plans to expand nationally. Retiree Health Choices is creating authoritative tools to help consumers make smarter and more balanced Medicare insurance decisions.

“Retiree Health Choices is uniquely positioned to capitalize on three converging megatrends – the complex and increasing cost of Medicare, the tsunami of Baby Boomers enrolling in Medicare, and the increase in online purchasing,” said Dale Yamamoto, founder and president of Retiree Health Choices and author of Fundamentals of Retiree Group Benefits. “Our online technologies guide the Medicare Supplement insurance selection and purchase process to help consumers make the best Medicare decisions.”

How The Calculator Works
Visitors to input personal health information into the calculator, such as projected number of doctor visits in the coming year or scheduled procedures. The calculator completes the math to provide a solid estimate. The calculator delivers total estimated annual cost including premiums, doctor visits, procedures, and more while guiding consumers toward the Medicare Supplement plan with the best overall fit for coverage and total cost.

Since 2010, the Retiree Health Choices team has studied how to positively influence the Medicare insurance market with consumer-facing solutions that ease the complexity of how Medicare insurance is selected and purchased.

About Retiree Health Choices
Retiree Health Choices is a Chicago-based technology company. Founded in 2010 by a team of health insurance experts, it addresses the burgeoning Medicare sector with consumer tools to alleviate the complexity surrounding Medicare selection and purchase decisions. The company is rolling out an online consumer-facing selection and purchase site for Medicare insurance complete with a risk-modeling tool to calculate total estimated annual cost of Medicare insurance. Reach Retiree Health Choices at Follow the company on Twitter @RetireeHealth, LinkedIn and Google+.

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