Confused about Medicare? You are not alone.
In fact, you’ve got lots of company. According to the Medicare Made Clear Index, a 2013 survey of 1,000 older adults, 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries described Medicare as confusing, and most could not correctly identify what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover.
That’s one of the main reasons UnitedHealthcare created National Medicare Education Week. We’re committed to making Medicare easier to understand for the more than 51 million people who are currently enrolled as well as those who will be enrolling in the years ahead. And there are a lot of them out there.
Every day, about 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare.1 That’s one every eight seconds. As the Medicare population grows, the number of people in need of clear, easy-to-understand information about the program grows as well. National Medicare Education Week is one way we’re helping to meet this need.
UnitedHealthcare created National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15-21) to help inspire and encourage baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to become educated about their Medicare coverage options. By creating an official week dedicated to Medicare education, UnitedHealthcare rallies people to spend time learning about Medicare before Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7).
When it comes to Medicare, information is power. The more you know about your Medicare options, the easier it is to make a decision that best fits your needs.
Choosing the right benefits is an important decision. Consumers who spend time reviewing their benefits options may be able to find ways to save money on their health care costs and even improve their health.
By creating an official week dedicated to Medicare education, UnitedHealthcare rallies people to help them increase their knowledge and feel more confident in their Medicare decisions. Find out More HERE