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Old 01-29-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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What about AARPs Supplement Plan. I have heard good things about it.
which plan and where do you live ? as an example aarps f-plan in ny is over 300 a month .

i got a high deductible humana f-plan for 93 bucks and 40 of it pays for my gym through silver sneakers .

i have a 2k deductible but i save 2k a year in premium .aarp offers no high deductible f-plan in ny
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Have to say - my parents were in the same boat. They had an advantage plan that cost them $40 monthly for each of them. When mom found out there were $0 cost plans she was upset they'd been paying $80 a month for their plan so they switched. Not only were co-pays and prescriptions higher - when dad had a triple bypass - they had to pay $750 a day for his hospital stay as anything after so many days was not covered and he didn't bounce back as quickly as most people.

Had they still had the plan costing them each $40 a month - they wouldn't have been charged anything. You have to look ahead and see if that cost each month may save you in the long run - especially if you don't have a large savings acct or 401K to draw from.
the advantage plans are pay as you go .they just have different amounts you pay . the main dislike i have for them is what i said above .dealing with a for profit insurer is very different than non profit medicare .

they tell you they pay for the same things but as i showed above you don't know what medicare would allow in things because you don't have medicare .
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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We never bought supplement plans, instead we got Medicare Advantage plans. Zero premium and good coverage. Check them out before you choose.

Keep very close custody of your Medicare card, it has your Social Security number on it. That is supposed to change in the near future.

I have been on Medicare for 19 years, my wife for 18.
Those Advatage plans are fine if you have an HMO or PPO in your area and donít plan to have a medical issue out of town.
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Old 01-29-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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or if you don't plan to have a controversial illness ha ha ha
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