The types of plans available changed in 2010 and some of Medicare’s rules change in 2011, but how you shop for Medicare Supplement Insurance remains the same. You still need a lot of comparison-shopping to get the best value on Medicare Supplement Plans.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to use Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap Plans and Prescription Drug Plans to pay for many of your health care needs. Each of these options comes with different coverage and different rules. The fastest way to weigh your options is with professional help from experts who work with supplementing Medicare every day.
You’ll also get a greater selection of coverage when you work with agents who are not tied to any single insurance company. Different companies can and do charge different premium prices for the very same coverage. Rather than spend days contacting different companies on your own, you can have a professional advisor compare plans from different insurers to narrow down your choices to the top candidates that meet your requirements.
With new rules and new plan choices, Medicare Supplement Insurance is still complicated, but the right help can answer your questions, clarify where the best values can be found and show you the least expensive option to cover your health care needs. You can learn more about shopping for Medicare Supplement Plans on our website at'

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