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Consumer inquiries to the Medigap industry association during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period AEP increased by nearly 50 percent according the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.
“With this year’s Medicare AEP drawing to a close, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief” shared Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI). The organization provides information to consumers and helps individuals connect with local Medicare insurance agents.
“Open enrollment that began October 15 concludes today (December 7th) and we have seen a 48 percent increase in website traffic compared to the prior year,” Slome announced. “This is the highest website activity we’ve seen to date and reflects the growing number of senior Americans seeking online information regarding Medicare insurance options.”
The Association makes available a national directory where consumers can enter their Zip Code and access a listing of Medicare Supplement insurance agents in their immediate area. “Directory access is 100-percent free and 100 percent anonymous, which is a real plus for consumers because we are not seeking to harvest their information for future marketing or sales efforts,” Slome explained. “I think that’s the reason an increasing number of respected third parties refer individuals to the Association’s directory.”
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocates for the importance of educated planning and supports insurance agents who offer Medicare insurance solutions. To find names and contact information for local Medicare agents online access the organization’s website at www.medicaresupp.org.