We’re big fans of Medicare Supplements. As it comes from the government, Medicare pays 80% and you pay 20%. There’s no limit to how much you’ll pay. Once Medicare has agreed to pay for your care, a Medicare Supplement covers that 20%.
Example: In 2016 Jerry, who had never been hospitalized, experienced a year of surgeries, hospitalizations and other medical care that cost nearly $400,000. Medicare covered 80%. Without a Supplement, we would have faced $80,000 of bills. With our Blue Cross Medicare Supplement, we paid nothing.
Our Supplement allowed us to go to any doctor or hospital or out-patient facility that takes Medicare. We weren’t tied to an insurance company’s network. The payment for services was seamless because when Medicare approved payment, we were assured our Supplement would pay their part. You can imagine what a relief that was as the needs for care unfolded.
Now there’s even more to like about Medicare Supplements. As it comes from the government, Medicare doesn’t cover dental or vision. Now Supplements can cover those services. Supplements now cover Silver Sneakers, help paying health club fees.
If you’re turning 65 or want to change to an enhanced Medicare Supplement, call us at 847-362-8888. As always there’s no fee or obligation for out help.