Let me answer the question of whether or not you need an agent for your health insurance in retirement by asking you some questions. Did you have someone in the Human Resources department at work who coordinated your healthcare benefits? Do you have an insurance agent for your home and automobile insurance needs? You likely answered “yes” to one or both of these questions. Let’s discuss the reasons why I believe you DO need a health insurance agent in retirement.
- Personalized service. A good health insurance agent will listen to you, find out the specifics of your situation and your budget; then make recommendations based on your needs.
- Knowledge. A health insurance agent will know the Medicare plans that are available in your area, the costs associated with those plans, as well as the financial strength of the insurance companies offering them. These factors are all crucial in helping you make the right decision in how you will receive your Medicare coverage.
- Accessibility. Because you have an agent, you have someone you can call anytime you have questions about your coverage or need assistance in the future, such as reviewing your coverage to keep your costs down over time. You aren’t left wondering who will be picking up the phone each time you call. When you and your agent talk, isn’t it nice when he or she asks about your family, recent vacation, or recovery following an illness? You are not just a policy number, but a person!
Most noteworthy, you pay NO FEE to the agent for his or her services nor do you pay more in premium for your Medicare health plan or supplement. Therefore, why wouldn’t you utilize the agent’s expertise to make the best decision for your healthcare in retirement?
We would love for you to be a part of the Senior Benefit Solutions family! Call us anytime toll free at (800) 385-4820 and let us help you make a smooth transition in to Medicare. We are independent agents and put your needs FIRST.