Changes are coming to Medicare, say goodbye to plans F and C

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Starting in 2020, plans F and C will no longer be available for new enrollees.

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency

There are changes happening with Medicare Supplement Insurance plans that are worth taking a closer look at. Medicare Supplemental plans work alongside Original Medicare to help fill in the gaps for costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. These plans are standardized with letters A-N, and the cost varies by carrier and benefit level.

Starting in 2020, plans F and C will no longer be available for new enrollees. While they’ll continue to exist, these plans will ultimately phase themselves out through attrition. Some carriers have also discontinued the Silver Sneakers component in their supplemental plans.

There is a carrier in Northeast Ohio that offers Medicare Supplement plans that include Silver Sneakers. This could be an opportunity to save money and receive extra benefits.

Change with Medicare is going to happen, and it might be to your advantage to schedule an appointment with me for a free review to see if there is opportunity for you to save. It won’t cost you a thing to find out.

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