It’s amazing how many people think they can only switch Medicare supplements during the anniversary enrollment period of November 15th to December 31st. This isn’t the truth. The reality is that they can switch at any time during the year, so long as they are medically qualified to do so. So make sure that detail is taken care of before trying to switch over.
In other surprising news, Medicare Advantage plans are losing their appeal from the point of view of the government. Well Care and Coventry, two big names in Medicare health insurance, will no longer offer Medicare Advantage as of 2010. They will be totally out of business, as they can’t afford to offer the Medicare Advantage plan any longer. Why? The reason is because the government is reducing funds paid out to companies offering Medicare Advantage.