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Medicare Supplement Insurance Prices In Michigan Vary By 175 Percent
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American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
Los Angeles , CA
Thursday, September 13, 2018


Medicare Supplement costs for Michigan at www.medicaresupp.org
 

The difference between the least costly and most expensive Medicare Supplement insurance policy in major cities across Michigan can vary by as much as 175.7 percent according to the 2018 Cost Comparison by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), an industry trade organization.

"While Medicare Supplement insurance policies are standardized, each insurer offering policies in Michigan sets their own prices and the difference between the lowest and highest monthly cost can be significant," explains Jesse Slome, director of the Association.  AAMSI compared rates for both men and women age 65 across major U.S. markets.

For five cities reported, the costs and difference between the lowest available cost were uniform according to AAMSI.  "The difference was 175.7 percent for a 65-year old man purchasing Plan F coverage," Slome shares.  The difference for a comparable female was 139.6 percent.  Medigap Plan F is the most popular option among seniors accounting for nearly 60 percent of all sales.  The terms Medicare Supplement and Medigap are used interchangeably.

The lowest cost for a 65-year-old female purchasing a Medigap Plan F policy was $120.39-per-month.   The highest cost for Plan F was $379.94  for a male age 65  according to the analysis.   Details of the 2018 cost comparison findings for Michigan Medicare Supplement costs for Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren City, Ann Arbor and Flint  can be accessed via the organization's website.

"We don't necessarily recommend buying the least expensive Medigap policy," Slome admonished. "But we do recommend Pennsylvania seniors learn about cost differences before locking into a policy or a particular insurance company."

The Association provides free access to a national Find A Local Medicare Insurance Agent online directory providing information on nearly 1,000 professionals listed by Zip Code.   No information need be entered to access the director at the Association's website, www.MedicareSupp.org.

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocates for the importance of planning and supports insurance professionals who market Medicare-related insurance products. The organization's website contains relevant research and information designed to help consumers make educated choices in their planning. 

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance and the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocate for the importance of planning and support insurance professionals nationwide.  Jesse Slome, founder and executive director of the organizations, is a leading consumer advocate and author of numerous consumer and professional guides focused on retirement and insurance planning that have been published by governmental agencies and private organizations.

 
Jesse Slome
Executive Director
American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
Westlake Village, CA
818-597-3227