The pandemic has drastically cut down on the amount of in-person interaction all of us are having with our family and friends. Likewise, the pandemic has further cut down on the interaction we have with people providing services like insurance agents. While this is our current situation, understanding your Medicare options are more important than ever; and there are excellent ways to consult your agent without seeing them in person.
The Need Is Great
The pandemic urged seniors to adapt to technological solutions when interacting with their families or meeting with medical professionals. This has also led to an increase in the number of seniors researching their health and life insurance options online, 8 out of 10 in fact. However, online research does not always answer every question you might have. The internet is a great informational resource, but the amount of info can also be daunting and hard to sort. Agents are very knowledgeable in their markets and can help you answer questions you may still have after your research. Agents can also help you in the application process. One of the most common questions seniors have is: How can I find a Medicare plan that allows me to keep my current doctors? This can be difficult to figure out without the advice of an agent.
Ways To Consult An Agent In The Pandemic
While it now involves some risk to consult an agent face-to-face, that method is still available for some agents. There are other options for consulting that do not involve meeting in person. Phone conversations with agents, video conferencing, and video calling tools make it possible to consult with an agent regarding plan options and any other questions you may have through video. It is also possible to sign up for a plan fully over the phone or video conference as well. Even with the rise of online research during the pandemic, 56% of seniors still sign up for their policies over the phone or in-person and there is still a big need for agents.
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We hope this information about consulting an agent in the pandemic was helpful for you.
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