Goal: Save Medicare Seniors $100K Annually

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Choosing Medicare insurance is one of the most important decisions seniors make, and yet—without proper guidance and education, many seniors end up choosing the wrong plan. And that mistake can be expensive.

Last October, Calyx Health, a doctor’s office exclusively for Medicare seniors, conducted an analysis of its patients’ secondary insurances and found that 80% would be better off on a different Medicare plan. In fact, 1 in 4 patients could not only receive more benefits but also save money—as much as $5,000 a year. 

None of this is surprising. Last month, a report from a government watchdog flagged significant usability concerns with the Medicare website’s plan finder, citing that the data available for a beneficiary to compare their Medicare options are incomplete. Medicare’s website cannot provide estimates for the cost of coverage for people with a Medigap plan, nor does it include the provider networks included with Medicare Advantage plans. This requires an individual to visit multiple websites before they can even narrow down their options.

To address this need, Calyx Advantage was created—offering free Medicare consultations to help people choose the insurance plan that best meets their healthcare needs and their budget. It also provides ongoing, local support to help people make the most of their benefits. During the 7-week enrollment period in 2018, Calyx Advantage helped Alameda seniors save more than $57,000 annually, on premiums alone. These savings were astounding, especially for individuals living on a fixed income.

This year, Calyx Advantage aims to help Bay Area seniors save more than $100,000 annually on Medicare insurance.

With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period right around the corner (October 15th to December 7th), Calyx Advantage encourages all Medicare beneficiaries to review their current Medicare coverage and compare it to new options available in 2020. 

Calyx Advantage will be hosting a seminar at the Mastick Senior Center on Tuesday, September 24 at 1pm. To learn more and RSVP, call 747-7506. 

Calyx Advantage provides objective, unbiased guidance on which Medicare plans will help you save money and get better coverage. To schedule a free consult, call 474-0515 or visit www.calyxadvantage.com

Shaily Gupta