Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NetQuote.com Helps Seniors Compare Benefits of Medicare Health Plans

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More seniors search online as Medicare remains a central health care reform

DENVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- NetQuote.com, the largest insurance shopping
site on the Web, has added a new function that will streamline the Medicare
health plan open enrollment process.

After experiencing a 200 percent spike during last year's Medicare open
enrollment period in the number of seniors shopping for Medicare health plans
online, NetQuote has made it easier than ever for seniors by adding a new
function that will give them one-click access to the plans available in their
regions. Medicare reported that 44,831,390 seniors enrolled in 2009 and that
approximately one-third are enrolled in optional health, or advantage plans,
with services delivered by private insurers. During open enrollment, which
runs Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, seniors can change the way they access services
available to them through Medicare health plans. The choices they make are
influenced by several variables including, cost, copayments, extent of
benefits, convenience, provider networks and prescription drug availability.

"As Medicare remains front and center in the national healthcare reform
debate, seniors are demanding clarity as well as better service as they make
their health care selections for 2010," said Tom Shriver, vice president of
NetQuote. "The choices can be daunting, but NetQuote uses sophisticated
technology that simplifies the task of shopping for all kinds of health
insurance, including Medicare plans."

A wide variety of online advice is available, including www.medicare.gov, as
well as the sites of every competing plan. With NetQuote, seniors save time by
skipping hours of online research for plans that are regulated by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Ultimately, they save money when they
are connected with the right agent who has reviewed their profiles before
suggesting the plan that best matches their needs.

Shopping for Medicare health plans on NetQuote is safe, secure and simple:

1. Go to NetQuote.com
2. Select Medicare open enrollment
3. Enter personal information
4. Let technology connect your profile to the best provider

5. Discuss your questions with a personal agent before committing

About NetQuote, Inc.
NetQuote® connects consumers with multiple insurance agents who compete for
their business. Since 1989, NetQuote has connected more than 20 million people
to the largest network of local insurance agents and national insurance
carriers in the United States. NetQuote saves consumers time and money with
objective insurance information and comparison shopping services for auto,
home, renters, health, life and business insurance via www.NetQuote.com.
NetQuote partners with the nation's top insurance carriers including
Allstate®, Nationwide®, and Progressive® to make sure consumers get the right
policy at the best price.