No. of Recommendations: 0
I will be eligible for medicare soon and am being asked by my insurance company if I plan on picking it up. I plan on keep working and have good health insurance policy. I don't have a good understanding of this whole issue. Is there any benefit for me to go on Medicare? Geez I didn't even know I could go on Medicare. I hope I posted this in the right board, if there is a right board.
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 1
I will be eligible for medicare soon and am being asked by my insurance company if I plan on picking it up. I plan on keep working and have good health insurance policy. I don't have a good understanding of this whole issue. Is there any benefit for me to go on Medicare?

I'm a little surprised that your company doesn't require you to go on Medicare and to use your other insurance as gap insurance. I don't know a lot about getting it but am learning a lot about using it because of my mother. The one benefit I've noticed is a wider choice in hospitals and it seems like there is fuller coverage but this is anecdotal. For 2 weeks in the hospital, including days in critical care, she ended up owing nothing. There was a co-pay of just under $100 but her AARP gap insurance paid that(and after all this, I would highly recommend that as gap insurance if you're ever looking).

There's a ton of info about medicare at www.medicare.gov . YOu might also consider talking about it with your current doctor. I wouold also check with your flex plan people if one is available to see how that might work in paying medicare premiums.

rad
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
There was a co-pay of just under $100

I should have proofed better - this is just under $1000 but the AARP insurance did cover it

rad
Print the post Back To Top
Advertisement