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CHOICES is Available to Help Consumers Shop for and Compare Prices of Medicare Supplement Policies
Friday, October 14, 2016
Contact Info:

Amy Bogner/Karen Kees
(850) 413-2515                      
press@floir.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. With the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period beginning this weekend, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) wants to remind consumers aged 65 or older about a free online resource called the CHOICES system. This system helps consumers search for available Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) policies and provides the price of each for comparison purposes. The Office recently revised the rate information in this system to reflect the current pricing of these products by health insurance companies in the Medicare Supplement market.

In the CHOICES system, the Medicare Supplement tool asks consumers to select options and enter specific criteria for calculating sample annual premium amounts for participating health insurance companies offering these plans in any Florida county. A search includes entering information about a consumer’s age, gender, insurance type, county zip code and the type of plan. All rates provided in the CHOICES system are for illustrative purposes only and consumers are encouraged to contact either an insurance agent or the insurance company for a premium quote based on their individual circumstances.  
To access the Medicare Supplement tool in the CHOICES system, visit: http://www.floir.com/choices.aspx.
Medicare Supplement policies pay for medical charges and expenses such as deductibles and co-insurance costs that Medicare does not reimburse. The Medicare Advantage open enrollment period runs from October 15, 2016 through December 7, 2016. For more information, visit https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Reach-Out/Find-tools-to-help-you-help-others/Medicare-Open-Enrollment.html.   
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Amy Bogner/Karen Kees
(850) 413-2515                      
press@floir.com

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm and Facebook

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