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Is That a Letter from Medicare?

The Illinois SMP at AgeOptions has received several reports from beneficiaries receiving letters that they believe are from Medicare. These letters say that it is important that you call soon to talk to a licensed insurance agent about the options available to you in 2019.
These letters are not coming from Medicare but are coming from a “.com” company. Medicare does not require you to review your plans or make changes.
Medicare lets you compare plans on its official government site Medicare.gov. It is important to note that the web address for the official Medicare page includes “.gov” Any website other than Medicare.gov or MyMedicare.gov is not the official government website.
Also, if you want to call Medicare, the number is
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Be careful dialing that number to ensure you are actually calling
1-800-633-4227.
If you have received a letter from a “.com” company, look closely at the letter. It will usually say that it is from a “non-government resource,” meaning that it is not a letter from Medicare itself.
From now until December 7, this is Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, and you have the opportunity to make changes to your Medicare plans. There are free, impartial resources to help you compare plans, including the Illinois SHIP, Medicare.gov, and your local area agency on aging. Read more about these resources in our SMP article: Medicare Open Enrollment and Marketing Fraud: Making a Choice that is Right for You.
If you are concerned about inappropriate insurance marketing tactics, call the Illinois SMP at AgeOptions at (800)699-9043 and ask for “SMP.”

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diana beam

I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.

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