“Consumers increasingly want relevant information about Medicare plan options and many are tired of TV ads featuring celebrity spokespersons,” says Jesse Slome, director of the Medicare insurance advocacy organization. “They have questions, requests that are sometimes complex and very specific. They want answers, not just a sales pitch.
The Association reported that traffic to the organization’s website increased by 45.63% for the period April 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022. “The vast majority of visits to the website are consumers. The Association of Local Medicare Insurance Agents’ online directory is the most visited page on the website,” Slome reports.
“The population of Medicare plan members is growing and the demand for insurance information and solutions is growing,” Slome notes. “Over the next ten years, some 33.4 million people will reach age 65, and the Medicare-eligible population will grow from 63.7 million beneficiaries to 77.4 million beneficiaries.”
The Association operates the leading online directory used by consumers to find local Medicare insurance agents. “Although Medicare is a national program, the plan options available may vary depending on where you live,” says Slome. “Talking with a local professional can give you a better idea of which plans are preferred by those actually participating in the specific plan.”
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI) and the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance advocate for the importance of planning. For more information, visit the organization’s websites at https://www.medicaresupp.org and https://www.aaltci.org.