YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE
For the last two weeks, our telephone lines have been ringing non-stop with people on Medicare asking me, "Do I have to make changes now? My friend said I have to make a change before the end of the year"!
Friends are what make bad days bearable. Friends are there when we need them.
Poems, essays, and even books have been written about the value of friends. A true friend is always well meaning when advice or guidance is given, but in our office we see what can happen when you get advice from a friend who may be misinformed. Be wary of well-intentioned friends bearing advice on a subject about which they know little or nothing.
You do not have to change your Medicare supplement (also known as Medigap). There is no such thing as "open enrollment" for your Medigap policies. You can change your Medigap policy any time you wish but you certainly do not have to. Many people are calling because of the changes the government made to Medicare supplements effective June 1, 2010. Some of the supplements are less expensive than the policies issued prior to June 1st.