Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap: Which plan is right
for your clients?
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When it is time to sign up for Medicare, your clients are faced with two seemingly simple options: should I choose a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medigap contract?
This single decision is perhaps the most complex and impactful one that a Medicare beneficiary will make. Choosing between Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans drastically changes what retirees will spend in terms of out-of-pocket health costs during retirement.
This webinar is designed to help advisors understand the pros and cons of both to help clients enrolling in Medicare make an informed decision.
In "Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap: Which plan is right for your clients?" by Joanne Giardini-Russell and Cameron Giardini, you will:
- Learn the differences between the two main products that supplement Medicare;
- Understand how to critically look at Medicare insurance products to make sure they meet the unique needs of each client;
- More accurately assess total health coverage spending during retirement;
- Understand how pre-existing conditions are addressed in each Medicare supplement option.
This on-demand webinar is a recording of a recent live webinar. Check our WEEKLY REBROADCAST SCHEDULE where there is no need to take the online quiz to receive CE. You may also take this on-demand course any time for 1 hr CFP®, CRC®, and other Continuing Education Credit when you pass the online quiz.
Your presenters are Joanne Giardini-Russell, Owner, Giardini Medicare and Cameron Giardini, Giardini Medicare.
Meet Joanne Giardini-Russell, Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap Expert
Retirement planning experience
Having spent years in the financial services and insurance industries, Joanne recognized an enormous and unfilled niche – the lack of quality education and product selection assistance in an extremely confusing space called Medicare.
In addition to holding client consultations daily, Joanne teaches financial advisor firms, property and casualty agencies, group insurance providers, and human resource professionals about the ins and outs of Medicare.
Retirement planning thought leadership and expertise
Joanne has been heard on WJR Radio, seen on WDIV’s Live in the D, BenefitsPro Expo, PlanStronger TV and more. She routinely leads Medicare classes for financial advisors, CPAs and the public. Joanne Giardini-Russell is a Medicare Guru and owner of Giardini Medicare, an independent provider of Medicare products nationally.
After coaching over 2,500 individuals on their money and presenting to employees at several different Fortune 100 companies, Kelley has a deep understanding of how the concepts of behavioral finance can be applied to change behavior. She’s a sought-after content creator, specializing in written pieces that support financial decision-making without getting bogged down in the jargon that so often intimidates and confuses readers.
Meet Cameron Giardini Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap Expert
Retirement planning experience
Cameron graduated from Central Michigan University with a biochemistry degree and the hopes of becoming a Doctor. After a long and grueling week of almost studying for the MCAT, he decided that ten more years of school and piles of insurance paperwork weren’t for him.
So, naturally, instead of billing insurance, he decided to start selling it, right? This is when he entered the Medicare/senior market and quickly realized that so many people needed help and, more importantly, wanted help.
After several years in the industry he decided to join family members in launching Boomer Health Group. The company’s mission is pretty simple: to educate consumers and stop the prevalent misinformation found throughout the market. It’s maddening and avoidable.
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