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New to Medicare

Learn how a licensed insurance agent can help you.

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Video: New to Medicare

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So you want a Medicare plan that works for you,

 

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that fits your health needs

 

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and your budget.

 

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But where in the world do you start?

 

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Medicare can feel like a dense jungle that’s hard to find your way around. So it helps to have a guide who actually knows what they’re talking about. Good news. Independent licensed insurance agents are here for you. What is a licensed insurance agent, you ask,

 

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and how can they help you?

 

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Licensed insurance agents, or brokers,

 

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are experts on all things Medicare,

 

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especially Medicare insurance choices. They get intensive training

 

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on all the laws around Medicare. They also know what kind of care and services Medicare covers. Every year they also train and get certified

 

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for each health insurance plan they represent. Basically, they know their stuff.

 

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These agents represent many different insurance companies

 

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and Medicare choices.

 

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They won’t try to steer you to one company or plan or specific doctor or medical provider. They’ll ask questions about your

 

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doctors.

 

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specialists,

 

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lifestyle,

 

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health needs,

 

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and goals.

 

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That way, they can guide you to a plan that matches your needs. Do you travel a lot? They’ll help you find a plan that fits with your adventurous spirit. This all sounds great, right? But how much does it cost?

 

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Well, there’s actually no cost to consult with an agent.

 

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They get paid a commission

 

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from the insurance plan you select

 

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and again, they won’t try to steer you to one company or plan

 

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or a specific doctor or medical provider.

 

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There are federal laws

 

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that control how commissions are paid,

 

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to keep that from happening. You’re welcome to meet with an agent

 

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anytime,

 

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even if you’re not ready to sign up. And did we mention

 

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there’s no fee?

 

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A broker can also support

 

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your Medicare insurance needs all year long.

 

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They’re happy to answer any questions you have about the plan.

 

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They can also find help or resources if problems arise.

 

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Here at Optum,

 

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we work with trusted broker partners.

 

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We’ve chosen them

 

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for their Medicare expertise,

 

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years of experience,

 

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and knowledge of how Optum works.

 

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They can educate you on how each plan works with our doctors. They can also show you how to get the most out of your plan. Get some peace of mind

 

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on your Medicare journey, by finding a reliable guide.

 

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We’d be happy to help connect you with a trusted partner.

 

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Medicare can feel complicated. That’s where licensed agents come in. They’re experts in Medicare plans and laws. They’ll answer your questions and help you to choose a plan that’s right for you. And there's no fee to work with an agent. Learn more in this short video.