Baby Boomers Take On the Digital World

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Seniors hear a lot about “Gaps” these days. There’s the Medicare Gap (which often leads to the need for Medicare Supplemental Insurance coverage), the Employment Gap (seniors who want to stay in the workplace are often finding it harder to do so), and there’s the Technology Gap, which is basically the belief that Baby Boomers can’t keep up with the tech changes embraced by Gen-Xers and Millenials. Well, Baby Boomers are proving that “Gap” to be a bit of a myth.

Baby Boomers and technological innovation go hand-and-hand, and others are finally starting to realize it. In many cases, it’s simply a question of numbers. Despite the “employment gap” we just mentioned, large numbers of Baby Boomers are still running major companies all over the world. In that capacity, they’re dictating the course that technology takes. Other important numbers involve the all-powerful “$.” Baby Boomers are still major consumers, and in some cases they’re the ones who can most easily afford the latest tech products flooding the market.

Of course, Boomers are closing the technology gap in purely social ways, as well. Check out Mashable’s How Baby Boomers are Embracing Digital Media and you’ll see just how quickly Boomers are growing their numbers online:

“Social network use among Internet users 50 years old and older has nearly doubled to 42% over the past year. In fact, in the U.S. alone there are nearly 16 million people 55 and older using Facebook.”

So, let them keep throwing out the latest “Gap” and telling the world where Boomers are lagging behind this time. You know the truth. It’s a digital world, and we’re not going to just sit on the sidelines and let it pass us by.

About Medigap Supplement Insurance

Medicare Supplemental Insurance, or Medigap Insurance Plans, are not an alternative to traditional Medicare like Medicare Advantage Plans, but instead work with traditional Medicare. Also, Medigap Insurance Plans differ from Medicare Advantage Plans as they have no deductibles, no co-pays and no network restrictions as to where you can receive medical treatment.

Most Medicare Insurance recipients could save money by switching to the same plan with another company. However, most people covered by Medicare Insurance pay more than they should for their Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan. The reason is that they simply don’t shop around. By shopping multiple companies many could get the exact same coverage at a lower rate.

If you choose the right Medicare Supplement Plan (like Medicare Supplement Plan F) you will never have to pay a single dollar when you receive treatment in a physician’s office, hospital or specialty treatment center that accepts Medicare.

Medigap Insurance Costs differ between Medicare Supplement Insurance Companies for the same coverage. This is why it is important to work with a Medicare Supplement Broker who will help you find the best Medigap rates and plans.

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