This week, Retiree Health Choices launched the
first-of-its-kind consumer website for boomers’ selection of Medicare
supplement plans. The site, EasyMedicareChoices.com, is now in Illinois beta testing and includes three major insurance carriers, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mutual of Omaha and Humana.
The biggest feature of the website is the Personal
Health Calculator. This tool helps people estimate total cost of Medicare, and
it’s easy to use. With about six pieces of personal information (date of birth,
gender, etc.), the calculator works its magic to help consumers get a better
understanding of premium costs, doctor visits and unplanned procedures.
The beta site focuses on Medicare Supplement insurance, and Retiree Health Choices will add Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage on future updates that will allow retirees to compare the full range of options before making their purchase.
By summer 2014, Retiree Health Choices plans a national roll out of EasyMedicareChoices.com.
How EasyMedicareChoices.com Works
- There are over 200 Medicare Supplement plans currently offered in Illinois. EasyMedicareChoices.com narrows this choice to 30 plan options from three of the major carriers in the Illinois market, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mutual of Omaha, and Humana.
- A consumer seeking to understand Medicare Supplement plan options can use EasyMedicareChoices.com to learn about Medicare and make informed online choices.
- By entering personalized projections, Boomers can shop and purchase Medicare Supplement insurance via EasyMedicareChoices.com
“There are 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day and enrolling into Medicare. Medicare represents a transition to a complicated new way of purchasing health care.
EasyMedicareSolutions.com was launched to put retirees in the drivers’ seat to optimize their choices,” said Dale Yamamoto, founder and president of Retiree Health Choices. “No other website addresses the gamut of issues and answers we’ve provided for the first time to retirees who need to be comfortable making Medicare-decision purchases.”