Put a Medicare plan in place

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Even if your 65th birthday is a year or so away, it’s always a good idea to get your ducks in a row ahead of time.

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency

Although the enrollment period for current Medicare participants has officially come to an end, people rounding the corner to age 65 can enroll throughout the year. In fact, if 65 is on the horizon for you in the coming months, now is a perfect time to sit down with me to discuss your options.

New 65s have a seven-month enrollment period, three months before their birth month, their birth month, and then three months after their birth month, to enroll in Medicare. Most people need to apply for Medicare through Social Security.

Even if your 65th birthday is a year or so away, it’s always a good idea to get your ducks in a row ahead of time. Arming yourself with a good understanding of how Medicare works will make the process of enrollment, effortless when the time comes.

Some people think retirement isn’t doable because the cost of health insurance will take too big a bite out of their finances. That may not be the truth. Let’s review your financial circumstances together to find out if you can enjoy a life of rest and relaxation a little sooner than you expected. In fact, many people are surprised to discover there are a number of affordable solutions for coverage that fall outside of Medicare.

It’s important to note that my guidance is always free of charge. So whether Medicare and retirement are in your distant, near or immediate future, I can help you choose the best path.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is located at 1039 Pearl Road, in Brunswick. Call Roni at 330-225-2550. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and evening hours by appointment. Visit the website at HealthMarkets.com/RoniBell.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Agents may be compensated based on enrollment. No cost or obligation to enroll. HMIA006441