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As a leading health insurance marketplace, our mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. GoHealth was established nearly 20 years ago in 2001 and primarily focuses on helping seniors and individuals compare and enroll in a Medicare and health insurance plan that is right for them. Our promise is to provide the information you need to feel confident in your plan and especially when it comes to shopping for one. No matter if you are coming up on your eligibility for Medicare or have had a plan for years, we are here to help. Our licensed insurance agents are available to assist you at no cost. And, if you are a GoHealth member, we will continue to work with you to help you understand your plan’s benefits, review recent claims, schedule appointments with your doctor, and more.

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Medicare is a federal health insurance program designed for people 65 years of age or older and individuals with certain disabilities. Today, over 10,000 Americans age into Medicare, but many don’t know where to start. GoHealth provides the clarity that you need here.

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No one plans to get sick and when it does happen, costs can add up. Preventive care is meant to help you manage your health and, in turn, keep you ahead of any major medical needs and major costs. We help you understand various healthcare costs that may apply to your plan, subsidies that you may be able to take advantage of, and where a medical savings account can help you pay for these costs.

Health insurance plans differ in what they cover, which doctors you can see (or, are considered in-network), and how much you’ll pay for your services. Understanding the differences between them can help you make a decision on which plan is right for you.

Understanding your plan’s benefits, prescription drug coverage and how to access the care you need are essential for making informed decisions both when enrolling and managing your healthcare. We shed light on that here, from the importance of a primary care physician, receiving your care through a virtual doctor's visit, to understanding your prescription drug options.

When life happens, it’s important to understand how you, your family, and health coverage can be affected. From new babies to marriage to moving on from a job or into a new one, when your life changes we want to help you be prepared. We’ve tapped our experts for guidance and recommendations to navigate change while ensuring you and your loved ones’ health is covered.

Did You Know?

Every day, 10,000 people turn 65, making many eligible for Medicare.

If you withdraw your Medicare benefits, you must repay all Part A benefits paid on your behalf.

If you withdraw from Medicare and enroll again, your Part B premiums can be higher the second time around.

Once you enroll in Medicare, you can no longer contribute to a health savings account (HSA), although you can continue to take tax-free distributions from your HSA to pay for medical expenses.

Medicare coverage is only valid in the United States. Coverage in a foreign health system is not creditable coverage. If you live overseas at 65, you must choose to enroll in and pay for Part B and not use it or pay enrollment penalties if you return to the U.S. and enroll in Medicare.

Medicare Supplement Insurance is also called Medigap Insurance.

Original Medicare is the same thing as Medicare Part A and B.

Medicare Advantage is the same thing as Medicare Part C.

Original Medicare does not cover dental or vision care. Most Medicare Advantage plans cover dental, vision, and hearing services.

If weight loss is a necessary part of treatment for diseases like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and cardiovascular disease (among others), Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans may help you pay for weight loss programs.

Nearly all Medicare Supplement plans provide the same coverage. Still, the plans cost different amounts.

You can have both Medicare and Medicaid at the same time. It’s called dual eligibility.

Original Medicare isn’t your only option at 65, the alternative is called Medicare Advantage.

The standard Medicare Part B premium can rise from one year to the next. In 2020, the premium is $144.60.

How GoHealth works

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Join the GoHealth Family

Provide us your contact info, or give us a call, so we can connect. We want to take care of you so well, we earn the right to become "your guy or girl" in the health insurance world for years to come.

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Let us take care of you

Health insurance is complicated - we make it simple by offering unbiased advice from any one of our licensed insurance agents. After understanding your needs, we'll walk you through your options (the pros and cons) and get you enrolled in a plan with the right coverage.

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And, we'll keep taking care of you

A GoHealth agent is there for you, whenever you need. If you have a question about your plan (even about a claim), we're here to help. You are part of the GoHealth Family, and we'll provide you lifetime support.

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This website is operated by GoHealth, LLC., a licensed health insurance company. The website and its contents are for informational and educational purposes; helping people understand Medicare in a simple way. The purpose of this website is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by a licensed insurance agent/producer or insurance company. Medicare Supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program. Our mission is to help every American get better health insurance and save money.

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