An AARP report found that 44 percent of 45 to 55-year-olds had at least one living parent and one child under age 21. This has created what is known as the “sandwich generation” and has become increasingly common in the United States over the last two decades. The term has been used to describe the middle-aged generation who have elderly parents and dependent children and are squeezed between the simultaneous demands of caring for their aging parents and supporting their children. (From the National Longitudinal Survey).
Often the “sandwich generation” is tasked with researching and selecting a Medicare Plan for an aging parent. The process is often confusing and can be intimidating. The good news is that many personalized plans are now available.
Enrolling in a Medicare Plan for yourself or a family member is a critical decision; you don’t have to carry the burden of going through the process alone. Tami Glover, the owner of Medi Advisors of Ohio (Formally Medicare Advisors of Ohio), has assembled a professional, caring team of licensed insurance agents, with the tools and resources to ensure their client’s decision-making process is streamlined and straightforward.
Tips To Prepare for Medicare
- When to sign up for Medicare: Please visit – https://www.medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare/ signup/when-can-i-sign-up-for-medicare
- Review Your Current Plan: Take the time to assess your current plan, whether it is an employer plan or a Medicare plan, and consider whether it still meets your healthcare needs.
- Research Plan Options: Medicare plans can vary significantly in terms of coverage, costs, and participating providers. Research the available plans in your area to find one that best fits your medical needs and budget.