Medicare plans – Supplement or Advantage? - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Turning 65 can be a bit nerve-wracking. First, we’re inundated with promotional materials from private insurers seeking our business once we become Medicare-eligible. As we look we find that we’ll likely need more than just “original Medicare” because it will not cover all our healthcare costs as we age. Then we find that there is literally a plethora of private plans providing coverage in addition to Medicare, and we learn the difference between a Medicare Supplement plan and a Medicare Advantage plan, while hearing yearly, even after we’ve made our initial choice, from those who want us to switch from whatever we have to whatever they have. Confusing, to say the least, but this Q&A article by Toni King, appearing in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, may help you understand Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage plans. In the end, it’s probably best to find a broker, such as the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), to help you navigate the maze of Medicare-related insurance plans available across America. Click here to read more.