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Old 09-17-2013, 12:56 PM
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Medicare suppliment

I am turning 65 in December. I am getting all kinds of contact from insurance comanies all vying for my suppliment policy.

What is everybody here using for it and what does it cost?

I specifically am interested in the AARP policy.

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Will let you know when I qualify . . . in the meantime, be sure to keep good notes for the rest of us kids . . .
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:50 PM
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Will let you know when I qualify . . . in the meantime, be sure to keep good notes for the rest of us kids . . .


T,

Can you be or are you covered on your wife's teachers HC policy? Or does she no longer work?

United probably has the most popular plan in numbers, b/c of their AARP tie-in.A woman in a Doc's office told me last year that's what she used. I am still in our small professional group plan, so for me Med B is primary, BC/BS is secondary.
When I got to 65 I enrolled in Med A only. Only later, when our firm split up did I enroll in Part B

If you take Meds, you have a few more considerations to deal with.

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MTI.... not a question of if merely (and hopefully) when.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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I am covered by my wife's school policy until Jan. 1 2014, then I'm planning to go on medicare and she will buy the single plan from the school corp.

I don't currently take any prescription meds, just some suppliments and vitamins.
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Friend of mine down the street took one of the supplement plans which had no charge at all. Seems bizarre to me but apparently there are a number of companies which want your business and charge nothing.
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I might some friends for lunch who are retired, and I asked them your question.

They went with what they called Plan J through Anthem / BC / BS.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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Thanks guys! This is helpful.
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They also mentioned that plan J was the most expensive option, but had the highest level of coverage.
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They also mentioned that plan J was the most expensive option, but had the highest level of coverage.
You get what you pay for......eh?
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You get what you pay for......eh?
You sure do.

He is a retired CPA, and he sold his firm, but still draws some income from it.

Their policy covers all of their medical expenses. He hasn't paid a dime.

The couple is in their middle seventies, and the policy runs about $1,050 / month for the both of them, IIRC.

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