"Medicare usually carries a 20 percent coinsurance for medical services," said Sephy Hambaz, VP, Consumer Operations. "For a $200 doctor appointment, that bill isn't so bad. But once you start to look at services such as x-rays, colonoscopies, chemotherapy and emergency room visits, that 20 percent starts to balloon very quickly—with no out-of-pocket max. This is where Medicare Advantage comes in, helping to limit financial exposure."
More than 55.5 million people across the country are currently enrolled in Medicare. These consumers should be aware that just like other types of health insurance plans, Medicare networks, premiums and deductibles can change from year to year, so it's important for enrollees to ensure their preferred doctors and prescriptions are still covered. The experience and knowledge of GetInsured agents can make this otherwise complex process simple for those who want to do a check up on their health plan.
The annual enrollment period for Medicare is October 15 - December 7. Licensed agents will be available seven days a week by calling at (888) 517-3945. For a full list of hours, visit: http://blog.getinsured.com/answers/expert-answers/medicare-hours/
GetInsured is a cloud-based health insurance exchange platform that combines modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers find the right health plan for their needs and budgets. GetInsured is approved by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance plans, and also provides state governments and employers with SaaS-based technology solutions for public and private health insurance exchanges. For more information, please visit www.GetInsured.com.
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