Louisiana Department of Insurance
releases latest Medicare Supplement and Long-Term Care Comparison
Released: February 26, 2007
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announces that the
Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program
(SHIIP) has released its 2007 Medicare Supplement Comparison Guide
and 2007-2008 Long-Term Care Insurance Comparison Guide. Both
publications are invaluable tools for seniors in Louisiana who
need to make important decisions regarding their current and long-term
health care needs.
The Medicare Supplement Guide is designed to assist seniors in
selecting a Medicare supplement insurance policy by providing
buying tips, explanations of terminology and information on the
cost and benefits offered by the Medicare supplement providers
The Long-Term Care Comparison Guide is designed to aid Louisiana
consumers in deciding whether or not to purchase a long-term care
policy and how to choose the best policy to fit their needs. It
is also an easy way to compare the different types of long-term
care policies and the costs of the various long-term care providers
"Each year we survey insurers who provide Medicare supplement
and long-term care insurance in order to help seniors in our state
make better, more informed insurance choices," said Alan
Heumann, Director of SHIIP.
"Making decisions regarding Medicare supplement and long-term
care insurance can be a taxing, confusing process. I'm proud
the Department is able to provide seniors with these two informative
and comprehensive buyer's guides," adds Commissioner Donelon.
SHIIP is the state senior health insurance assistance program
from the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The program provides
objective counseling and information on Medicare and senior insurance
products at no cost.
The easiest way to access the 2007 Medicare Supplement Comparison
Guide and the 2007-2008 Long-term Care Insurance Comparison Guide
is to go online and visit www.ldi.state.la.us. Citizens can also
get a copy of the SHIIP Guides by contacting their area Council
on Aging, or by calling the SHIIP toll-free number, 1-800-259-5301.