When it comes to Medicare advertising it is a BUYER BEWARE world. First, understand this. MEDICARE DOES NOT ADVERTISE - EVER! So you must be asking yourself, "what are all the advertisements I see on television about Medicare?" They are SALES GIMMICKS designed to make you think you are talking to Medicare. YOU ARE NOT TALKING TO MEDICARE when you call the 800 numbers you see in the television advertisement. When you call the number you saw on TV you will begin to get sales calls from them...whether you indicated you wanted them or not. MEDICARE WILL NOT CALL YOU. ANYONE SAYING THEY ARE CALLING FROM MEDICARE IS LYING!
And what about the information you get in the mail that says Medicare? Most of it is another sales gimmick tricking you into calling them or visiting their website and enrolling in something you may not understand. The letter will look official, but it is not. Their 800 number will not be to Medicare. If their website says Medicare.com or Medicare.org, IT IS NOT MEDICARE. Medicare's website is www.medicare.gov. The .gov lets you know it is the government site and not some deceiving sales site.
If you want information from Medicare, you must call 1-800- MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). If you want answers from Medicare on-line go to their official government website. It is Medicare.gov. AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE THE .gov (that means it is the official government website).
Just another quick note for you. If you are on the web looking for a government website for things like Social Security or Medicare, it will also be a .gov website. ALWAYS.
Please be aware of these deceitful practices. Call a local agent you can trust who can answer your questions and guide you through your health insurance journey. And make sure your local agent will be there to help you for as long as you have the policy. We are located at 257 E. King Street in Strasburg, VA. Our phone number is 540-465-2937. We will truthfully answer all of your questions. You will understand how Medicare works and what your options are. And we will be here to help you for as long as you are our client.