There are a number of insurance agencies across America who are approved by the government to offer Medicare plans and insurance. These companies will be listed on the Medicare website, so it is always better to check before signing up for any offered Medicare plan, as it has been known for companies to offer Medicare plans who are not approved to do so. The list below details some of the biggest and most popular agencies who can provide help, advice and support for those who are in receipt of Medicare benefits.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Association –Blue Cross and Blue Shield developed as separate companies which amalgamated in 1982 to create the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS). Together, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has grown to be the largest health care insurance provider in the US, with approximately 1 in 3 Americans relying on them for their medical insurance.
- UnitedHealthcare – UnitedHealthcare is part of UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest single health insurance providers in the United States. It became known as UnitedHealthcare Corporation in 1977. In 1979, it introduced the first network-based health plan for seniors. In a 2010 insurance industry publication, Business Insurance, UnitedHealthcare was named “Readers Choice” winner for “Best health plan provider”
- Humana Medical – Humana Inc. is an American Louisville, Kentucky-based for-profit health insurance company. As of 2014 Humana has over 13 million customers in the U.S and has over 52,000 employees. It is the third largest health insurance in the nation.
- Aetna Health Inc. – Aetna Inc. is a health care company which sells a range of health care insurance plans and alternative services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care, and disability plans. Aetna’s services are offered primarily through employer insurance and benefit programs, and through Medicare.