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5 Benefits of Working With a Medicare Insurance Broker

Contact a licensed insurance broker or agent today for help exploring your Medicare Advantage plan options. Here are five benefits of working with a broker.

If you want to compare your Medicare Advantage plan options today, you can call to speak with a licensed insurance broker or insurance agent. You can also compare Medicare Advantage plans online for free, with no obligation to enroll. 

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Licensed insurance agents can be useful resources

The licensed insurance agents at can help you compare a number of plans that may be available where you live. Insurance brokers can help you find a Medicare Advantage plan to fit your individual needs.

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There are several reasons why it can be beneficial to shop for Medicare insurance with the help of a broker.

  1. One-stop shopping
    If you shop for Medicare plans on your own, you may have to contact each insurance carrier separately to inquire about their plan options.

    By leveraging a broker, you can have multiple plan options laid out in front of you at once to more easily compare your choices.

  2. Expert help
    When you call an insurance agent from, you’ll speak to a representative who is licensed to sell Medicare plans that are available where you live.

    Insurance brokers can discuss your health care needs and your budget, and they can answer any Medicare questions you may have.

  3. Consumer protection
    Medicare insurance plans can be full of terms and conditions. A broker can help you better understand the terms of your plan.

  4. Enrollment assistance
    Licensed insurance agents can walk you through the Medicare enrollment process and help ensure that your coverage is properly implemented.

  5. Relationship building
    At some point in the future, you may wish to re-address your Medicare coverage and switch to a new plan based on your changing health care needs.

    If that day should come, you can work with licensed agents who are familiar with your Medicare coverage history and understand your unique health coverage needs.

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You may have several types of Medicare Advantage plan options

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is provided by the federal government. Medicare Advantage plans are sold by private insurers and can be obtained through a broker.

Medicare Advantage plans (also called Medicare Part C) provide the same coverage as Original Medicare, and many Medicare Advantage plans may offer some additional benefits, such as coverage for dental care, prescription drugs and more.

There may be different types of Medicare Advantage plans available in your area, such as Medicare HMO plans, Medicare PPO plans, Medicare Special Needs Plans and more.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to compare Medicare Advantage plans from a number of different providers, which can include:

Call today to speak to a licensed insurance agent and take the first step toward finding the right type of Medicare plan for you.


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About the author

Christian Worstell is a licensed insurance agent and a Senior Staff Writer for He is passionate about helping people navigate the complexities of Medicare and understand their coverage options.

His work has been featured in outlets such as Vox, MSN, and The Washington Post, and he is a frequent contributor to health care and finance blogs.

Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC.

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