10 Questions to Consider  Before Going on Medicare

10 Questions to Consider Before Going on Medicare

October 02, 2020
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Congratulations you are turning 65!   It is time to consider if you will go on Medicare or delay it and keep working.  Here are questions  I would like you to consider

1. Will you enroll in Medicare when you turn age 65 or will you delay because you work for a major employer that will continue to provide your health insurance.

2. Are you comfortable having a network of doctors and hospitals or do you want the freedom to choose any doctor or any hospital?

3. Do you prefer a plan with high premiums that pays 100% for your care or are you comfortable with a plan with co-payments every time you use it?

4. Are you on a tight budget in retirement or can you easily afford $200-$300 per month for health insurance?

5. Are you taking generic medications or several brand names?

6. Are Dental, Vision, Hearing Aid benefits and a Gym membership important to you?

7. Are you the stay at home type, maybe take short vacations, or do you intend to be a snowbird?

8. Do you go to your doctor only once or twice a year or more frequently for ongoing health issues?

9. Is a plan that provides a quarterly allowance for Over the Counter items like vitamins, adult diapers and allergy medicine important to you?

10. Are you a do it yourself type or would you prefer working with a professional?

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