Buffer Benefits, an independent insurance agency based in North Texas, will be assisting Medicare beneficiaries who are being displaced by the Baylor Scott & White Health Plans being discontinued.
Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries will be stranded due to their Medicare Cost plans being discontinued. Baylor Scott & White Insurance Company has many members who are being adversely affected by this change. Medicare Cost plans will no longer be available in Texas as of January 1, 2019. Buffer Benefits is announcing its efforts to assist these individuals during the annual enrollment period from October 15th through December 7th.
Buffer Benefit's licensed insurance agents will be available to walk seniors through 'Next Steps' and assist them to find a plan that can help them keep their same doctors, and possibly gain additional benefits.
Recently, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also known as CMS, required Baylor Scott & White to submit letters to members of its Medicare Cost plan. These letters give current members of the plan notice that their plan is no longer available as of January 1, 2019. Many seniors have spoken up about their notices stating that “they have nowhere to go”.
Many of Baylor Scott & White's Cost plan members live in North Texas (Dallas County and Tarrant County), but many more live in the Central Region (McLennan County, Hill County, and Johnson County). Baylor Scott & White’s Insurance Company originated in these core counties of Central Texas and are now displacing many of its members.
Buffer Benefits assists seniors turning age 65 and getting on Medicare for the first time and also seniors who have been on Medicare for many years. It's team of insurance agents is multi-lingual and can schedule a complimentary consultation to visit with seniors about their specific needs. Their agent's area of expertise includes life insurance, long term care insurance, dental and vision insurance.
For more information, visit: https://bufferbenefits.com