HealthPlanOne Announces Travel Series on Medicare Benefits
SHELTON, Conn., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the summer travel season and the nation's record number of retirees planning their retirement vacations, HealthPlanOne announces a 3-part article series on making the most of Medicare coverage when traveling by land, air or sea, within the United States and abroad.
The first article in the series, Traveling with Medicare: What you need to know before you go is available on the company's website www.MedicareSolutions.com.
This article provides valuable resources and information, including:
- Travel tips – Medicare basics
- Emergency care coverage
- Doctors and providers while traveling
- Medicare equipment and supplies while traveling
- Sections specific to international travel
- Medicare Supplemental plan information is also provided
The second article releasing June 5, Cruising With Medicare: Know Which Benefits are Covered Before You Set Sail, provides instruction on what to do when faced with both emergency situations and non-emergency treatments, details special benefits for people on cruise vacations, outlines potential gaps in Medicare coverage while in international waters and foreign ports of call. This article also includes essential details, such as how your distance from a U.S. port impacts which services may or may not be coved by Medicare. Lastly, key tips relevant to cruise ship travel to ensure a more enjoyable vacation are also included.
Releasing June 19, Medicare Coverage and Your Seasonal Home: Make Sure You're Covered Wherever You Call Home outlines the steps necessary to ensure continued insurance when spending a significant amount of time away from a primary residence. Whether it's a second home or lengthy travel within the U.S., this article offers readers tips on choosing the best Medicare coverage to match their lifestyles. It also prepares consumers for gaps that exist in Medicare coverage and delivers instruction on Medicare Supplemental plans, often called Medigap plans, Medicare SELECT and Medicare Advantage Plans.
"During this time of year many Medicare recipients contact our agency inquiring about plan benefits and provider coverage while traveling. Other than the one-on-one personal assistance we provide there weren't many resources available to explain Medicare benefits and coverage while away from home – so we decided to publish this series in an effort to help everyone plan for safe travels," says Tom Wicker, Vice President of Sales and Operations, HealthPlanOne.
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Founded in 2005, HealthPlanOne offers the broadest online portfolio of Individual, Family and Medicare eligible health plans from top-rated carriers nationwide. Holding licenses in all 50 states, the agency is appointed with all major national and regional carriers and offers nationwide assistance from knowledgeable, licensed insurance agents.
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