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Who Is The Best Person To Talk To About Medicare Spot?

Jul 9, 2023 | 0 comments

Medicare Spot

 The Best person is someone that knows what they’re talking about. But first, let’s go over who you shouldn’t talk to about Medicare Spot-


Calling Medicare Spot seems like a good option, and everyone you speak to is very helpful, but sometimes you may reach an individual who may inadvertently omit something important. They are very helpful in terms of signing up for Medicare, but they are not well versed in the different types of Insurance Plans that are available to offset Medicare Cost Sharing(See “What Does Medicare Cost?”)

Friends and Family

Well-meaning but usually inaccurate, people generally think that the choice they made is the best choice and that they should do what they did. It doesn’t work that way. Everybody’s situation is different, and they have different Doctors, Medications, etc. Therefore, their insurance plan should be different, too.

TV Knuckleheads

Let’s face it: Their number one goal is to get you to call so they can sell you something that is clearly not in your best interest.

Official Looking Mail Pieces-

Medicare, Social Security, IRS, and the Government do not call or mail official-looking letters looking for information. They already have it. Beware of giveaways that require you to fill out a postage-paid information card; it is a solicitation.

Online Solicitations- 

DON’T- fill anything out. DELETE it. If you do this, you can count on endless phone calls, robocalls, texts, and emails, and you will not get the information you are looking for. See Official Looking Mail Pieces.

The Captive Agent Medicare Spot- Medicare Spot

The Captive agent is an employee of an Insurance Carrier, and they only represent plans offered by that carrier. That doesn’t always end up being the right choice for many individuals. You will not get a good comparison between plans, especially in areas of Medication Costs, Copays, and Doctor/Hospital Networks. While the Captive Agent is well-meaning, he/she is motivated by sales quotas and volume, which does not translate to getting the necessary comparisons for an informed decision.

After Enrollment Medicare Spot Service-

The Captive Agent is usually reached via a call center, which could have thousands of agents helping prospective clients. This means that you will never speak to that agent again and will be routed to a different department, depending on your issue. You could also be placed on hold for an undetermined length of time and possibly never get the problem resolved.

The person you Should talk to is a Broker or Medicare Specialist. Why?

Medicare Spot

The Medicare Specialist is Licensed

The Medicare Specialist cannot place Health Insurance without being Licensed in your state. This also means that he/she must renew that license every couple of years which involves Continuous Education courses to be completed prior to renewal. This insures the Medicare Specialist is up to date with current industry trends and the latest Health Insurance information.

The Medicare Specialist is Certified with CMS(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)-

The Medicare Specialist must recertify each year with CMS. This involves an intensive study of Medicare rules and regulations, which is especially important because it focuses on your experience with the process. The Medicare Specialist also has to pass an exam with a minimum of 90, or He/she will not be able to discuss Medicare/Medicare Health Insurance with prospective clients for the following year.

The Medicare Specialist is Certified with Multiple Insurance Carriers

The Medicare Specialist works for you, not the Insurance Carriers. This means that He/she can offer comparisons between different carriers, which will identify all the available options and help the client make an informed decision, resulting in the client getting the Insurance Plan most suitable for their needs.

You Can Reach the Medicare Specialist after The Enrollment-

This is the most important aspect of all. Being able to reach the individual who enrolled you in a particular plan is critical, especially if Health Issues arise, medication changes, moving to another location, or just questions in general. The Medicare Specialist is not only available during the day but can be reached during evenings and weekends. The Specialist can be reached by cell phone, so there will be no call center or hold times. The Medicare Specialist is dedicated to the client’s satisfaction and is able to assist in changing the chosen plan to a different one if circumstances change.


The whole point is to get the answers you need to make the right choice. The wrong choice could cost thousands. Also, some individuals do not have to sign up if they are still employed by an employer with over 20 employees. Your Local Medicare Specialist will have the answers you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Yes, They have to recertify each year with Medicare, have strict rules to follow regarding contact and have to be licensed in your state.

No, if you go through a company agent you will never speak to thatperson again vs. a Broker that you can always get on the phone including weekends.

Mike Miligi- Owner- Michael M Insurance Services

For over 10 years, Mike has been assisting Seniors and other Medicare-eligible individuals in understanding the ins and outs of Medicare and Medicare Health Insurance options, including Medicare Advantage Plans(Part C), Medicare Supplement Plans(Medigap), Prescription Drug Plans(Part D), and Dental and Vision programs.

Mike is Licensed in seven States and Certified with 11 Insurance Carriers. He has helped thousands of individuals decide on the best course of action for their particular Health Insurance needs. Because Mike is an Independent Medicare Health Insurance Broker, he works for the client, not the Insurance Carriers, and is able to provide his clients with accurate and unbiased Health Insurance options.

Mike recertifies with CMS(The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) annually, regularly completes Continuing Education Courses required by individual State Insurance Departments, and keeps abreast of industry trends and standards to offer his clients the most up-to-date information.


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