If you’re one of 56 million Americans eligible for Medicare, it’s important to understand coverage options when selecting your health plan for 2020. Research can take time, and many people find working with a licensed health insurance agent helpful when deciding between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Supplement plans.
Answering these five questions can help you make an informed choice during the Medicare Annual Election Period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7:
Resources are available to help you in this process, including licensed sales agents, local seminars, and websites such as medicare.gov and humana.com/Medicare. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) (or TTY: 1-877-486-2048) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As with any major decision, proper research will go a long way toward making the best plan choice for your personal health care needs.
Catherine Field is the Intermountain Market President for Humana, a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS organization.
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