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Once my divorce is final I'll have to go on Medicare part B. Of course it hardly covers anything, so I'll need to supplement it big time. How do I figure out which plan is best for me? Every education site is really aimed at seniors, but I need a plan for the young and disabled.

If anyone else with POTS has had to do this, I'd love to hear about it.

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Medicare supplement insurances vary by state. You will probably find it helpful to talk with a local insurance agent who can help you with this.

I have a great insurance agent who has helped me with all of the confusing details. He told me what the best supplement option was, and that's what I chose. I have never had to pay a penny out of pocket for a doctors visit, hospital stay, or medical test. Even when doctors offices have told me that Medicare and my supplement wouldn't cover the whole cost, they always have. A good Medicare supplement can make a big difference.

I have a Blue Cross Blue Shield supplement, and it has always been good. Depending on your state, though, BCBS might not offer a supplement; they may only offer a comprehensive plan. Again, an insurance agent can help you pick what is best for you.

You will also need a Part D plan to cover prescription costs. Check these out carefully. Some will make you pay a whole lot more for your meds than others will. A couple of years ago I used a Part D checker online that compared the costs of my meds on different Part D plans. I was easily able to find the best option for me.

It call all be very confusing, but it is worth checking into and finding a good plan. Picking what is best for you can save you a lot of money.

Rachel

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uh-oh, what if I'm visiting doctors in diff states?

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Hi.

I am on medicare and I have Regence BC/BS med advantage plan with prescription coverage. I talked to an agent who helped me pick the plan that fit my needs and so far I have had no problems whatsoever with the coverage. I am mid forties and I also live in Washington state and see out of state doctors (Oregon).

If you have any other questions just let me know.

Thanks,

Lori

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