When US citizens turn age 65, they have the option to enroll in Medicare and a Medicare Supplement Policy. Some people are able to apply before age 65 if they are disabled. Traditional Medicare includes Part A and Part B. Part A provides some hospital coverage. Part B provides some doctor visits and outpatient coverage. While Medicare is an excellent foundation to a health plan, most Americans find great value in adding some type of Medigap coverage to supplement their basic Medicare. With the increasing expense of hospital care and outpatient treatments, many hard working Americans want to not only protect their assets, but also secure quality coverage. The good news is there are hundreds of private plans designed to help provide coverage where Medicare does not.
When can I Enroll in a Medicare Supplement Policy?
There are three key times to purchase a Medicare supplement product. During these times it is unlikely to be required to answer any health questions. Essentially, the insurance companies do not review your overall health. This is a huge benefit to most enrollees.
- Within 6 months of turning 65
- Within 6 months of receiving Part B coverage
- Prior to losing your group health insurance plan
If these times apply to you, please contact us now, so we can provide a clear overview of your Initial Enrollment Period and get you headed in the right direction.
If none of the three times listed above apply to you, you still may be eligible to purchase a Medicare supplement policy or to change policies.
For example, if you purchased your policy in the past and it is not the policy you intended, then you still may be able to enroll in a different policy. Depending on your situation you may or may not have to answer health questions and go through the underwriting process. If this applies to you, it is imperative to speak with our staff sooner than later. We possess detailed knowledge of the underwriting process and can shed light on expected outcomes and add insight on the insurance companies that may be more welcoming to applicants with preexisting health conditions.