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Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Allsup Finds Knowing the Differences Means Savings for People with Disabilities
Date:11/3/2008

Pre-existing conditions, high prescription drug costs can limit Medicare benefits for individuals with disabilities

Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- One of the longest awaited events for individuals with disabilities is the day they finally become eligible for Medicare, according to Allsup, a leading provider of Social Security disability, Medicare, financial and healthcare-related services to people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the relief of qualifying for Medicare coverage quickly diminishes for too many when they select a plan that doesn't meet their special needs and exposes them to unplanned medical and prescription drug costs.

"People think they're playing it safe by choosing traditional Medicare. But those with a disability need to understand how limited traditional Medicare coverage can be for them and how difficult it is to get supplemental coverage," said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director and product manager for Allsup Medicare Advisor service, which helps people with disabilities choose the best, most affordable Medicare plan to meet their specific needs.

Individuals with disabilities who can no longer work become eligible for Medicare 24 months after their date of entitlement to Social Security Disability Insurance (SS
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