Los Angeles, CA, February 29, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- With 10,000 American seniors becoming eligible for Medicare every day, there is a growing purchasing of Medicare Supplement insurance, also commonly referred to as Medigap.
"Some 12 million Americans now have Medicare Supplement insurance, a 24 percent increase from 2010," reports Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), a national insurance organization that shares information pertaining to the Medigap industry. Some 9.7 million individuals had a policy in 2010 and the number has been growing steadily according to Slome.
"People like Medigap coverage because it gives them the freedom to choose among a variety of coverage levels," Slome notes. "While policies are deemed standardized, each insurance company sets their own rates which can vary significantly across the country."
To help consumers seeking information and costs for Medigap plans the organization makes available a comprehensive online directory of local Medicare Supplement agents for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
"Consumers want information and many still prefer a face-to-face meeting with an insurance professional," Slome shares. "The online directory makes it easy to find experts to connect with." Updated for 2016, new agents are added regularly.
To access the Association's listing of local Medicare Supplement insurance agents go to www.medicaresupp.org/agents.php. For more information, call the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance at (818) 597-3205 or visit the organization's website at www.medicaresupp.org.