CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - With Medicare open enrollment season beginning on October 15, 2012, GoHealth, a technology platform that helps millions of Americans compare health insurance quotes, has highlighted five reasons to talk with an insurance agent about Medicare options. Medicare open enrollment is the annual time for eligible individuals to change their current Medicare coverage and reassess their health care needs.
"Talking with a Medicare agent will clear up any confusion you may have and greatly reduce your search time," said Mark Colwell, Consumer Marketing Manager at GoHealth.
Understanding your Medicare coverage options is not a simple process. There are numerous levels of coverage (parts) to understand and different corresponding prices for each. Every consumer can benefit from talking over their options with an expert.
A licensed Medicare agent can:
1. Explain any possible changes to current coverage and how much that could cost within a year.
2. Describe benefits of health care reform and how to take advantage.
3. Find the Medicare Advantage plan to fit a consumer's health care and budget needs.
4. Estimate copayments or co-insurance rates for prescriptions.
5. Help compare plans from multiple health insurance companies to find the best coverage and price.
The entire Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15th through December 7th. During this time, qualified beneficiaries can change, switch, drop or join a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage.
"GoHealth's licensed Medicare agents are dedicated to making sure consumers get all the help they need during open enrollment season," concluded Colwell. "We want customers to feel empowered by their options rather than overwhelmed."
For more information about Medicare Open Enrollment and other Medicare enrollment periods, view this Medicare Enrollment infographic.
GoHealth and its customer-facing website GoHealthInsurance.com is a health insurance technology platform, working with over 100 health insurance carriers and more than 10,000 licensed agents across the United States. Since the company's founding in 2001, the GoHealth platform has helped nearly 30 million Americans shop and compare health insurance quotes.
For Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, seniors can learn more at GoMedicare.com.