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Medicare Supplement Insurance is Under Fire!

09-Nov-2011

Medicare supplement insurance is under fire in Washington...and we need your help to make sure this valuable product remains viable.

Not only has Medicare supplement insurance been targeted in the debt ceiling debate that's been going on for the past few months, but the so-called "Super Committee" that is tasked with developing recommendations to solve the nation's budget deficit may include changes that would dramatically impact this product.

November 23 is the deadline for the committee to vote on a plan, which may prohibit Medicare supplement plans from providing first-dollar coverage and limit what coinsurance they can cover. This represents a massive cost shift to seniors and would seriously impact Medicare supplement insurance plans.

How you can help:

Let your lawmakers know that these changes would seriously hurt seniors and they should not be supported until the full extent of their consequences can be identified.

  • Call 1-866-869-1923 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CDT. You will hear a short message and then have the opportunity to be connected to your Representative or one of your Senators
     
  • Go to www.protectmedigap.org. You can explore the issue, sign up for email updates and directly email your opposition to your Congressional representatives
     
  • Share these options with Medicare clients, business associates and friends who might be interested in getting involved
     
  • Directly contact members of Congress or Congressional staffers with whom you already have a relationship. Call or write to let them know that you and your Medicare supplement customers oppose these provisions, which punish seniors for taking responsible steps to finance their own health care costs

This is an urgent issue and one that deserves your immediate attention. Thank you for your commitment to protecting this important product for our customers and for the future success of our business.