• Medicare: The federal government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a great deal of information available on their website at medicare.gov. You can also reach them by phone at (800) 633-4227. TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.
• State Health Insurance Assistance Programs: Many states operate health insurance assistance
programs designed to provide assistance and information regarding Medicare, Medigap policies, and long-term care policies.
• State insurance department: Each state has an insurance department that regulates the sale of all types of insurance within the state. These state agencies can provide information about Medigap policies.
Steve Savant is a national insurance columnist, financial color commentator and host of the daily Internet talk show, The Business Insurance Zone. Steve's special guest is Sam Corey the Third, National Medicare Supplement Specialist.