Plus, a study published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office showed that three out of four Medicare beneficiaries struggle to use the CMS Medicare Plan Finder because it is “difficult to navigate, contains complex terms, and lacks information needed to compare coverage options.”1
The difficulty in using the site was such that Medicare.gov launched a revamped plan finder tool in recent years in an effort to make things easier for users.
How to get started with the CMS Plan Finder
There are two ways to utilize the Medicare Plan Finder:
Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with MedicareAdvantage.com. He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.
Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.
Christian has written hundreds of articles for MedicareAvantage.com that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.
Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.
A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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1 U.S. Government Accountability Office. MEDICARE PLAN FINDER: Usability Problems and Incomplete Information Create Challenges for Beneficiaries Comparing Coverage Options. (July 30, 2019). Retrieved from www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-627.
2 Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
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