Whats New For 2009 2010 Medicare Supplement Plans

 You can expect to see many more PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans to replace the very popular PFFS (Private Fee For Service) plans which will be fading out over the next few years due to cuts in Federal funding, The Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement  plan markets should be very competetive this tear with many insurance companies fighting for your business. Those who do the proper research and choose wisely will be rewarded with lower premiums, better coverage, and lower out of pocket costs. We usually recommend finding an insurance broker who is experienced in the field of Medicare plans. Brokers work for the consumers and will research all of the available options regardless of the company and can answer all of your questions regarding the best choices for your specific situation.

There will also be many changes in Medicare Supplement Plans as well. These changes will vary by state

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Will Your Medicare Advantage Plans Still Be Available In 2010

Due to recent cuts in funding and new regulations put into place by the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services many plans have decided to discontinue some plans in certain markets. The new regulations will affect millions of Medicare Beneficiaries who have been quite happy and have become quite comfortable with their current plan.

However, there is little need for worry. There will still be plenty of Medicare Advantage plans to choose from, but you will still want to shop for the best coverage and rates. There is a very helpful format on choosing a Medicare plan wisely at www.todaysmedicare.com .

The plans affected most will be the PFFS Private Fee For Service) plans. These plans will start pulling out of many markets for the 2010 benefit year. Others will pull their PFFS plans off the market altogether and replace them with PPO (Preferred Provider Plans) or simply discontinue plans in some areas.

If you currently have Advantra Freedom, Aetna, or Healthnet PFFS plans you should start looking into different options as soon as the new plans are released on October 1st 2009. You may also contact a licensed broker to assist you and to answer any questions you may have. If you have an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plan or a PPO (Preferred Provider) plan you may also see a difference in benefits and co-pays. Therefore, you should do a review and a plan compare to see if there are any more comprehensive and cost effective plans. Feel free to use the toll free insurance helpline at 877-300-2214

New Toll Free Number And Website For Georgia Medicare Supplement Plans

In our ongoing effort to best serve our clients nationwide we have now added a special toll free number and website for Seniors and Medicare eligible beneficiaries in Georgia. We have licensed insurance professionals available to answer general questions regarding Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Part D Plans.

Our staff is available to provide you with fast insurance quotes as well as general information regarding availability of services and low income programs. Although we are a private organization we will direct you to the appropriate agencies when necessary or help you to find forms and publications (many of which we have available in our office). The new site is located at www.georgiamedicareplans.net