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Supplement insurance with Social Security

carolp99
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Joined: Aug 2012

Fairly certain that I won't be returning to work after my NHL.  I am 65 so I will have Medicare, but know that I will need additional insurance.  Can anyone suggest a good and affordable program?  Thanks! Carol

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cathyp
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Joined: Dec 2009

Hi Carol,

In Pennsylvania there is a program called APPRISE.  Counselors with go over your unique health circumstances and rx's and help to figure out the most cost effective coverage for you. 

Picking out coverage involves researching and doing a lot of homework.  Hopefully you have a program like this in your state. 

I work for Orthopaedics and see insurance coverage for many patients.  These seniors may not have the same health conditions and requirements for follow ups as you.  I could PM you with the most popular supplements I see.

Good Luck,

Cathy

carolp99
Posts: 70
Joined: Aug 2012

Thank you so much Cathy.  I can use any help I can get.  Had no idea it was so complicated. 

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allmost60
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Joined: Jul 2010

Hi Carol,

 My supplement is through Regence..MedAdv PPO. Here is the toll free #:

1-800-541-8981. I live in Washimngton State. I'm sure if you call this number they can let you know what states have this. I just started this plan Jan 1...so far, so good. Best wishes...Sue

carolp99
Posts: 70
Joined: Aug 2012

Thanks Sue.  I'll give them a call.

NANCYL1
Posts: 238
Joined: Jun 2012

 

Folks:

I am in New Jersey and have an excellent Medicare supplement, "United Healthcare."  They have different plans with less coverage.   Thus far, it has covered heart surgery and doctors' visits, and expenses for lymphoma, i.e.,  doctors' visits and Rituxan infusions.

I cannot afford it, but am afraid to take less coverage.

Any thoughts out there?

What about "Obamacare?"

Nancy

 

 

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cathyp
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Joined: Dec 2009

Carol,

I sent you a PM.  I explained the differences between a Medicare advantage Plan and a Medicare Supplement.  Do you have a similiar program in your state like the APPRISE in PA?

Cathy

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