| Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Frustrated With a Medicare Coverage Decision? NMEW Can Help!

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

medicare coverageYou already did the research back when you first became eligible for Medicare, and you selected a Medicare plan that you felt met your needs. It’s worked okay so far. Why go through all that hassle again during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Even though it could be advantageous to switch Medicare plans, most beneficiaries don’t revisit their Medicare coverage decisions, says a 2013 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. People tend to stick with the status quo, rather than taking time to explore their options and determine the best Medicare choice for their individual needs.

It’s easy to see why some people may shy away from shopping for a Medicare plan. It can be frustrating and difficult to compare plans, especially while being bombarded with information in the mail and through the media. To top it off, just understanding the basics of Medicare can be confusing.

That’s why UnitedHealthcare created National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15 – 21) offering free educational events across the country as well as an online presentation you can view at any time.

Here are just some of the questions National Medicare Education Week events and resources can help you get answers to:

  • What are my coverage options?
  • What are the steps in selecting a plan?
  • How could I save money?
  • Where can I find more information?

Participants also have an opportunity to get answers to their specific questions at live events and—for Twitter users—at a Medicare Made Clear tweetup on Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST.

Learn more about National Medicare Education Week and how you can take part.

National Medicare Education Week is supported by AARP, Ameriprise Financial, the Caregiver Action Network, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), Safeway, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Sam’s Club.

For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

Resources:

Medicare & You: Get the U.S. government’s official Medicare handbook.

Show Me Guide: Get help understanding Medicare choices and finding a plan to fit your needs.

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