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Speaking of Seniors- What if you need help with a bill?

Written by Woodrow Wilcox. Posted in Featured, Senior Living

Published on October 03, 2018 with No Comments

Recently, I have seen ads in local newspapers that tell senior citizens to call a toll-free number to select Medicare-related insurance that is good for the senior.  Here are some problems with that idea.

Using a phone or the Internet to give your private personal and health information is risky.  Do you really know to whom you are speaking or to whom you are giving information that you don’t want the world to know?

What are the qualifications of the person or people with whom you will share your information?  Do they represent more than just one insurance company?  Do they know the differences between insurance companies about what a company will consider a high-, medium-, or low-health risk?  If the agent on the phone or an agent at a computer desk somewhere does not represent more than one company, then they are not ready to listen to you and be honest with you about good options for you.

And, what if a bill does not get paid?  Will you phone or email the agent that you never met to get help with correcting a medical bill problem?  I doubt that the agent will care or know how to help you.

Meeting with a local agent in a secure place seems much smarter to me.  You could meet the agent at your home or at a local office to review your options and discuss your health history privately.  The local agent wants to give you good service because the agent’s reputation in the community is at stake.

In addition to this, our insurance agency keeps me busy with helping clients resolve Medicare-related medical bill problems.  The Medicare system is far from perfect.  Many problems arise.  This insurance agency “goes the extra mile” to help our senior citizen clients by providing help to resolve medical bill problems – at no charge to the senior citizen client.  This protects our clients from financial harm, worries, and headaches when mistake or fraud occurs in the Medicare system.  Such problems have kept me busy at this agency for over 15 years.  I have saved our clients over $2 million since I started doing this work.

Wouldn’t you rest easier at night knowing that if a Medicare related medical bill problem arose, you would get free help to fix the problem?

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle.  Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill case worker at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana.  Wilcox has helped the clients of that agency save over one million dollars by finding and correcting medical bill errors that were caused by mistakes in the Medicare system.  For other articles by Wilcox, visit publishing websites including www.dakotavoice.com and www.americanclarion.com.

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