Fueled by seniors seeking local Medicare insurance agents the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance reported website traffic has increased by 49 percent.
“The number of individuals visiting the Association’s website since the beginning of Medicare’s Open Enrollment has increased 49.3 percent compared to the prior year,” declares Jesse Slome, director of the Association. “The vast majority are access the Association’s directory of Medicare agents.”
Medicare Open Enrollment began October 15. “This is the single best time for seniors to review their Medicare Advantage and stand alone prescription drug plans,” Slome explains. “Many seek the expertise of a local agent who knows the various options available in their specific area. They find that preferable to speaking to an anonymous call center operator.”
Traffic to the Association’s website was measured mid-way during Open Enrollment. “December 7 is the final day to make changes under Medicare Open Enrollment,” Slome notes. “We expect traffic to get busier as millions of seniors want the best Medicare Advantage and best stand alone Medicare drug plans. Waiting until the end of Open Enrollment is just not a smart strategy.”
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocates and provides information on Medicare. AAMSI hosts the national online directory giving consumers free access to find local independent Medicare insurance brokers. For more information visit the organization’s website at www.medicaresupp.org.
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All registration discounts for the 2021 National Medicare Supplement Insurance industry conference will end shortly according to the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI).
“July 31st is the final day for individuals to register for the conference before the rate increase,” reports Jesse Slome, director of the organization. The conference takes place September 8-10, 2021 at the Schaumburg Convention center in NW Chicago.
The conference brings together professionals who market, price, administer and support Medicare insurance products including Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage as well as related products and services. “The conference will be help live in person with attendance expected to exceed prior events,” Slome predicts.
Registration for the conference is currently $650. On August 1, 2021 the registration increases to $795. Complete information regarding the National Medicare Insurance Conference can be accessed via the organization’s website.
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance supports insurance professionals and organizes the national Medicare Sales Summit. In addition, AAMSI hosts the national online directory giving consumers free access to find local Medicare insurance brokers and agents. For more information visit the organization’s website at www.medicaresupp.org.
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Individuals on Medicare have the right to appeal the amount they pay for Medicare Part B Coverage shares the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI).
“COVID has impacted many Americans on Medicare who are not aware of this right,” states Jesse Slome, AAMSI’s director. “As a Medicare beneficiary, you can appeal if you believe you meet one of the qualifying reasons.”
The Association has added a webpage providing an overview of the Medicare appeals rules and process. The first step is to request a reconsideration of the Social Security Administration’s initial determination (the amount being charged or deducted).
According to the organization, individuals can appeal for two reasons. “First, you believe that the income information used by Social Security to calculate your premium was incorrect or outdated,” Slome explains. “For example, you filed an amended (corrected) tax return.”
In addition, the organization’s webpage lists a number of life-changing events that have resulted in an income decrease. “Many people chose to stop working rather than be exposed to COVID while others had hours reduced,” Slome notes. “That would constitute a valid reason to appeal.”
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocates fore the importance of awareness and understanding regarding Medicare insurance related matters. The organization operates the largest free national directory enabling consumers to find local Medicare insurance agents nationwide. For access, visit the organization’s website at www.medicaresupp.org.