COVID MedicareAnnual Enrollment Period will soon be here, and agents are already starting to prepare by taking Medicare Advantage plan recertifications so they can represent 2021 benefit designs. With COVID-19 still upon us, and here for the foreseeable future, the AEP is likely going to be primarily telephonic and internet-based. That makes having an active and engaging Medicare helpline more important than ever.

Through this helpline, seniors have access to telephonic Medicare education and can be connected with licensed agents in their own community who can help them compare all forms of Medicare insurance, discuss benefit options, review changes in contracted plans and enroll in a plan that fits their needs and budget. Most important, this helpline and the support that agents provide can help assure that your 65+ patients continue to choose a Medicare plan you accept—whether it be Medicare Advantage or Medigap.

MedicareCompareUSA is the nation’s leader in this effort and currently supports more than 600 hospitals and health systems from coast to coast who collectively care for more than 10% of the nation’s Medicare population. To learn more or request support, click here.