I’m turning 65 before the end of the year. This Medicare stuff is way more complicated than I thought.
Right now all I want is a decent estimate of what Medicare Part F will cost. It seems to me I ought to be able to input my gender, DOB and zipcode and get a pretty solid estimate of what my premiums would be.
Can I not do this because I haven’t found the right website that makes it possible? Or, is this so complex that you can’t get a reasonable estimate like this? Or, is it really pretty straightforward but no one wants to just give the information – they want to put me on the phone with an agent to sell me their plan?
From what I read on medicare.gov, coverages for the various Medicare “Parts” is standardized – all that varies is the cost. Is this not true? If true, what’s the big deal in saying Part F will cost $xx from Blue Cross, $yy from United Healthcare, $zz from Cigna, etc?