When someone turns 65, they often have a lot of decisions to make. If they are still employed and have insurance through their company, they will often want to continue with the plan. Because Medicare does not provide for dental or vision, some people will want to wait until they are older to use the Medicare. It is easy to do and when they are ready, they need to contact the social security department at least two months before they want the coverage. Once they are on Medicare, they will need to choose one of the many Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans. Since there are several to choose from, a good insurance broker will often be able to help find the perfect plan.
Although the government regulates the plans, private insurance companies sell the policies. All of them are a little different and the price is a big factor. Some people will want to include a drug plan but others will opt to wait until they need more medications. All of the companies that sell insurance can provide basically the same coverage, it is only a matter of finding the right one. The average price is a little over one hundred dollars a month.
Every year during the fall it is possible to change companies. Since there are so many Medicare supplemental insurance plans it is important to make sure the senior is getting the best price. Many times they change what they offer and a different plan will works better. It only takes a few minutes to change policies and often the new policy will provide better coverage. A good insurance broker can sit down with the senior and go over all the different plans. Together they can plan the best policy and for the next year this will be the insurance they have. Often times they just roll over the same policy every year, but it is always a good idea to have a review and make sure that they are getting the best coverage for the lowest price.