Medicare Tips: Don’t be afraid to ask for help when signing up for a Medicare plan


Medicare is confusing, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

There are so many qualified professionals that can help you understand your options and select a plan.

You can get help from companies like eHealth.com, from a licensed eHealth agent or a licensed agent from somewhere else – like an insurance company you trust

You are under no obligation to buy from an agent if you call and ask for their help –

Plus, you can always call Medicare directly at 1-800-Medicare.

Pay close attention to a Medicare Advantage plan’s maximum out-of-pocket limit.

One critical benefit of Medicare Advantage plans is that they limit your out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Approved services at ,700 or less.

In 2013 the average maximum out-of-pocket limit for a Medicare Advantage plan was between ,000 and ,000 (source). But, some plans had caps as low as 0 for Medicare approved services received “in-network.”

During the annual enrollment period, research the plan’s maximum out-of-pocket limit and be sure you could cover those out-of-pocket costs in the event of an emergency.

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.
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