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“What Kind of Medicare Plan Might Fit Your Unique Needs?” (part two)
Client Tales – Part Two of a Three-Part Series
Client Tale #4
Client Tale #5
Our 5th Client Tale involves educators in the state of Texas that were on the Teachers’ Retirement System Health Plan (known as TRS), which is a very good fit for some people. But there may be other options out there for others through private health plans that could save them a lot of money and still provide excellent coverage.
My wife and I are a good example (pictured on the left). When my wife turned 65, she was in TRS. Jane was a retired teacher paying $135 per month in premium and my premium was more than $400. As a couple, we are saving more than $400 per month on a Medigap High Deductible G supplement with a Part D plan. There is no network, so we can go to any provider that accepts Medicare without a referral. If you are interested in this, there is a form that you will need to send to TRS and we’ll be happy to tell you more about it.
• $35 Month for a female, 65-year-old non-smoker ‐ $76 Month at age 80• $40 Month for a male, 65-year-old nonsmoker ‐ $88 Month at age 80.