58 Million Americans Turning 65
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(05/31/11) – Starting in 2011, 8,000 people are turning 65 every single day and this phenomenon will continue for the next 18 years! That means 58 million Americans will be eligible for a senior health plan and will be entering the Medicare system. This is the first time our country will be witnessing such an occurrence of this magnitude but it’s certainly not the first time citizens will be turning 65 and entering into the Medicare system and deciding between Medicare Supplements or a Medicare Advantage plan. What is different is how these seniors will shop and seek information for this transition — it is going online. The insurance salesman who made an appointment with you weeks in advance to stop by your home and pitch a product from the only insurance carrier he represented regardless of the health insurance premiums you would be paying is gone. Seniors are a large and growing segment of internet users and are going online and comparing health plans, speaking to Agents over the phone, and even purchasing the health plans from the comfort of their own homes.
Insurance Agencies like Insurance Medics have a wealth of information on their website — HealthInsuranceMedics.com — about senior health plans. The best tool you can take advantage of is calling the toll free agent senior support line and speaking with a live professional licensed insurance agent. This service doesn’t cost anything and they represent numerous carriers. Seniors are not only finding carriers that are better for their specific situation but are usually finding lower health premiums. Seniors are also finding a more complete health solution with ancillary products; such as dental, vision, and life insurances. For those that are aging well and have few if any health conditions, they are taking a small gamble with high deductible health plan and saving on their health premiums.