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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Early Medicare and Supplements

(Posted February 10, 2004)

Question 378: I am totally disabled after 31 years of railroad service (and 3 years in the army). I receive a Disability Annuity and early Medicare. I can't get a supplemental policy for Medicare. Would you have any suggestions?

Answer: You might wish to consider joining a managed care plan or a
Medicare-Choice plan in your area. Both would eliminate the need for a Medicare Supplement.

You can get more information about your options from a Railroad Retirement Board District Office.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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