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Weiss Financial Ratings

    Weiss Financial Ratings

    Weiss Financial Ratings provides financial literacy guides as well as tools to compare insurance, banking institutions and supplemental Medicare plans.

    You can use Weiss Financial Ratings to:

    • Check the financial strength of your bank, credit union, or insurance company.
    • Research Medigap Plans and learn how to select a Medigap plan that works for you as well as which insurance company has the lowest rates.
    • Find information about budgeting, investing in stocks and mutual funds, and managing debt.
    • Explore the Financial Literacy Tools section for valuable tips and information on buying a home, saving for your child’s education, planning for retirement, protecting yourself from identity theft, and more.
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    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

    see more at SHIP: Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents


    This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.