Seniors Have Access To Tools To Help Them Compare Medicare Plans.

December 5, 2018

On its website, NBC News (12/5, Popken) reports that even people with advanced degrees have difficulty comparing Medicare plans. The article says, “One of the best tools for comparing plans is hiding in plain sight on the official government website at, said Kim Lankford, a Kiplinger’s Personal Finance contributing editor.” Consumers simply have to type in their “zip code, prescriptions and dosages, and the system will show” them “all the plans and estimate the out-of-pocket costs.” Meanwhile, those “who are less computer savvy or would like some extra help” can “try SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program.”

By clicking “save,” I acknowledge that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. We ask for your email address so we can contact you for additional information if necessary. Your email address will not be published on the public site. Your name and your comment may remain published on this site indefinitely. We will delete any comments that include vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks, or which do not pertain to the topic at hand. We also may delete comments that include personal information about another person. If a comment is received that contains non-publishable material, we reserve the right to either edit the comment to remove these elements or to delete the comment.

Last modified on 12/10/2018

Back to Top