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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why Shop Around for Medicare Supplement Insurance?

Why do the majority of Medicare Insurance Recipients spend too much for their Medicare Supplement Insurance? It's simple, they don't shop around.

All Medicare Supplement Insurance Companies Offer the Same Plans.

The simple truth is that in most states, Medicare Supplements are standardized by government regulators in how they supplement your Medicare Insurance. What that means is that whether you get an AARP Insurance Medicare Plan or supplemental insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Loyal American, Mutual of Omaha or any other company that offers Medicare Supplemental Insurance, they are under the same requirements for what policies and provisions they are allowed to offer. The standardized supplemental insurance policies offered in most states are lettered A-L.

Though companies can choose which of these Medicare Supplement Insurance plans they wish to offer, the coverage’s for these standardized policies are the same from company to company. This is because they are standardized by regulators. However, though the coverage’s are the same, the prices differ dramatically from company to company.

As a member of the Alliance for Retired Americans affordable insurance to supplement Medicare is available to you through the Alliance for Retired Americans' Retiree Health Plan. The Retiree Health Plan Annual Open Enrollment period is underway and members can enroll now. Don't wait! The open enrollment period has been extended through April 30, 2009. During this period Medicare-eligible retirees and their spouses are guaranteed acceptance with no waiting periods regardless of pre-existing health conditions.

Visit http://www.araretireehealth.com for further details or call 1-866-298-9117 to receive your Free Retiree Health Information Kit and your open enrollment application.*

To become a member of the Alliance for Retired Americans and to enroll in this affordably priced Medicare supplemental program visit http://www.retiredamericans.org or call toll free 800-333-7212

*No agent will call you - everything is handled through the mail.


  1. Can I join this association if I am not retired from a union?

  2. The Alliance for Retired Americans is open to all american retirees , union and non-union.

  3. Lenore The Villages, FLMarch 26, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    I have spent the past 2 days checking out other plans and hands down this supplement is the best. Thank you Alliance for bringing this program to the membership.


  4. Why Shop Around for Medicare Supplement Insurance? It's full of informative and relevant to the Medicare Supplement Plans Comparison. I read your whole blog there are all topics helpful for the people . That's good job....


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