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Medicare 101

Aging into Medicare can be scary, but it can also come with many unexpected perks.  Here are some answers to common questions that may surprise you:

  • Am I going to have to choose a new doctor? Approximately 91% of all physicians participate in Medicare. This is over 800,000 healthcare providers for you to choose from.
  • Will Medicare still cover my preventative care? Medicare offers free screenings for diabetes, cancer, glaucoma, aortic aneurysms and cardiovascular conditions as well as yearly wellness visits, bone mass measurements, flu and pneumonia vaccines.
  • Will my pre-existing conditions be excluded? People with a serious or chronic health condition often fear transitioning to Medicare.  Fortunately, when you activate Medicare Parts A & B, there is no waiting period for treatment.
  • Will I still be able to travel and be covered? The short answer is yes.  The key will be to choose a plan that provides the benefits that best fits your needs.  If you travel for several months, you may want to take a deeper look into Medigap plans as they are not restricted by networks.

We know this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the complex world of Medicare.  But when you are ready to dive in, just give Your Friends at Ieuter Insurance Group a call and we will help you find the best plan for you.