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Costliest Mistakes You Can Make When New to Medicare


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Nine Costliest Mistakes You Can Make When New To Medicare

I have been helping seniors with insurance and financial decisions since 1984.  In that time I have spoken with seniors of all ages; both new to Medicare and people who have had Medicare of some form for many years before I came into their life.  I have witnessed or been privy to just about every Medicare horror story you can imagine.  All of the stories are heartbreaking and, in many cases, preventable.  In this article, I will present the costliest mistakes you can make when new to Medicare, based on my experience.

Costliest Mistakes New To MedicareThe most frustrating point from my perspective is that many, if not most of the heartbreaking occurrences I have seen or heard could have been avoided with proper guidance and decision making early on.  If people knew the risks and potential pitfalls of their decision ahead of time, they may have chosen a Medicare different path.  Unfortunately, too many people don’t make the effort to research or understand Medicare and then talk about their choices with a person who is both experienced and knowledgeable.   Too many people make decisions about their Medicare/healthcare without being fully informed of their all their options.  My goal, with the free educational videos on my website and the articles I write, is to help you make an informed decision about your Medicare.   Because of my experience, I can provide insight you may not have even considered. I hope the articles and videos I provide are helpful and educational. 

When you are just starting out with Medicare you have some important decisions to make.  These decisions and the amount of effort you put into making the right decision for your needs and your budget will set the stage for the quality of healthcare you receive for the rest of your life.

My company motto is to “Help you to make an informed decision.” An informed decision about which Medicare plan is right for your needs and your budget is critical.  There is no true right or wrong as long as you are informed ahead of time about the pros and cons of each decision.  No one likes surprises when it comes to their healthcare.   

To help you make an informed decision I have produced a full library of educational videos on Medicare.  These are offered free and without obligation.  You can find them here: https://medigapseminars.org/on-demand-webinar/  All the videos linked in this article can be found on that page.

In addition, here are the Nine Costliest Mistakes you can make when new to Medicare (in no special order).  Yes, this is a long article.  Print it out if you must.  This is important information that can save you both money and heartache. 

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