Tools for Medicare open enrollment season
October 15 to December 7 of 2023
Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older and some medical conditions. During open enrollment, Medicare consumers can shop around for better Medicare health and prescription coverage for the next year. More information at Get Started with Medicare.
Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) is extra insurance you can buy from a private health insurance company to help pay your share of out-of-pocket costs in Original Medicare. More information at What's Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?
Weiss Ratings Medigap Report
Customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner
Log in to Weiss Financial Ratings for free with your Madison Public Library Card to get a personalized report on Medicare Supplement Insurance options available for you.
SHIP: Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents
The Medigap Helpline (800-242-1060)—a toll-free helpline run by the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care that provides counseling services for Medicare members. Counseling topics include:
Employer-based health insurance | Long-term care insurance | Medicare Advantage plans | Medicare supplement insurance
Weiss Financial Ratings
Weiss Financial Ratings provides financial education guides as well as ratings for insurance and banking institutions. Users can take advantage of tools to compare and decide between supplemental Medicare insurance plans, banks, credit unions, and insurance companies.
- Weiss provides ratings on the financial fitness and stability of credit unions, banks and insurance companies.
- Library patrons can request a personalized report on all companies selling Medigap coverage in their area, along with actual rates for premiums.
- Financial education resources include the most recent edition of ebooks on topics such as homeownership, how to manage debt, investing, car insurance, and understanding health plans.