New States Add Medicare Supplement Birthday Rules

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Insurance agents competing to sell Medicare Supplement insurance in five states can now capitalize on rules benefiting Medicare beneficiaries.  According to the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), the five states include California, Illinois, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho. “Medicare insurance agents now face a daunting task of competing with the millions of dollars being spent on television ads featuring celebrity spokespeople,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.  “Survival of the independent Medicare insurance agent will depend on the ability to take advantage of…

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Sterling Insurance announces new California Supplement policies for Medicare beneficiaries

Sterling Insurance has announced that it is now offering California residents Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies There are currently over 4.8 million residents of the state that are eligible to receive Medicare. In California, every day means that approximately 1,000 more people will have turned 65, rapidly increasing the number of possibly eligible beneficiaries. At the moment, only 7 percent of the Medicare-eligible population of the state is carrying a Medicare Supplement policy, which means that there is a large number of people who have health coverage, but who will also…

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Adding supplemental dental insurance to Medicare coverage

eHealth, Inc. subsidiary, PlanPrescriber, has now published a report for beneficiaries of Medicare who are looking to purchase additional stand-alone insurance that covers dental. Part A and B of Medicare (also known as the Original program) does not include dental in its coverage. Therefore, if a beneficiary of Medicare experiences a medical emergency where their teeth need care, the original plan might or might not provide coverage for the emergency, depending on who has provided the care. Furthermore, basic Medicare coverage does not provide the type of dental coverage that…

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