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The following came up in an ongoing email conversation between myself and a gentleman who was inquiring about moving from his PPO Advantage plan, with a premium of $80 per month, to a true Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription plan at a cost of $150. After giving him a quote for a male his age, 75, Richard asked me:

Question: Why would I want to change to a Supplement if it's almost double what I am paying now?

Answer: My first response was, "I understand it's more expensive. And the best insurance in the world isn't worth a nickel if you can't afford it."

I went on to explain when taking into consideration what he may pay for medical services, in addition to Advantage Plan HMO or PPO premiums, a Supplement could be a much better value. Let's take a look.

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The following came up in an ongoing email conversation between myself and a gentleman who was inquiring about moving from his PPO Advantage plan,with a premium of $80 per month, to a true Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription plan at a cost of $150.

After giving him a quote for a male his age, 75, Richard asked me:

Question: Why would I want to change to a Supplement if it's almost double what I am paying now?

Answer: My first response was, "I understand it's more expensive. And the best insurance in the world isn't worth a nickel if you can't afford it." I went on to explain when taking into consideration what he may pay for medical services, in addition to Advantage Plan HMO or PPO premiums, a Supplement could be a much better value. Let's take a look. In his plan, Richard has an inpatient hospital co-pay of 2501 day, up to six days. So, if he were to have one six-day or longer hospitalization, his responsibility would be $1,500.

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