A funny thing happens when you turn 65 years old. The way your health insurance coverage works changes dramatically.
The differences are many, but one thing you’ll enjoy as you make the transition to Original Medicare is that you no longer have to worry about in-network or out-of-network health care providers.
In 2017, 57% of Wisconsinites got their health insurance through their employers. That means that most people know about networks. Your employer’s group health plan offered a network of health care providers you had to use. The doctors and other health care practitioners you visited had to belong to the network in order for you to get benefits paid under your group health plan. And if you went outside the network, you paid more for your health care. Over the years, you’ve probably gotten used to this arrangement.
However, when you enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B, the familiar network concept you’ve lived with your entire working life goes away. Instead, you are allowed to see ANY health care provider ANYWHERE in the United States who accepts Medicare.
Let that sink in.
Any doctor who accepts Medicare. That’s huge! It gives you many more options for your health care. Pretty neat, right?
This new flexibility in your health care means you can travel across the country, far from the former boundaries of your old employer’s network, and still see a doctor under your Medicare coverage. You can spend the winter where it’s warmer and still have local coverage. You can visit family out of state and still get regular checkups. The freedom is fantastic!
But don’t just take my word for it. You can find out for yourself! Learn more about how Medicare works. All you have to do is request a FREE information kit from WPS Health Insurance. We’re here to help you understand how it works and what your options are when choosing your Medicare coverage.
This is an advertisement for insurance. Neither Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation nor its agents are connected with the federal Medicare program.
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