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What You Need to Know About Alert1 and Life Alert® Medicare Options

There’s no way around it: Medical alert systems are essential to senior safety. Whether a person is prone to falling, has difficulty dialing 911 on a cell phone, or is simply cautious, these devices save thousands of lives every year by getting users help fast. Unfortunately, most health insurance plans do not include medical alert device coverage.

There’s no way around it: Medical alert systems are essential to senior safety. Whether a person is prone to falling, has difficulty dialing 911 on a cell phone, or is simply cautious, these devices save thousands of lives every year by getting users help fast. Unfortunately, most health insurance plans do not include medical alert device coverage. If you’re looking for Life Alert® Medicare options, you won’t find many.

We at Alert1 understand that this poses an accessibility gap for our members. Most medical alert system users need to pay for their devices out of pocket. As a result, it is critical to keep monthly payments as low as possible. It is also important to provide a variety of payment options and service term lengths. The more price points and payment options there are, the more people will be able to use the device.

We can’t say much for Medicare and Life Alert®. We know that most Medicare plans do not cover any medical alert system, nor can a person usually use Life Alert® through Medicaid or any other health insurance provider. We also know that some users might find our monthly fees and agreement lengths to be more manageable than Life Alert’s®. It might be disheartening to learn that health insurance plans do not cover medical alert systems, but when you choose Alert1, you choose a company that understands the needs of its users.

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Medical Alert Systems?

Medicare Life Alert® coverage is nearly nonexistent, but this is true for most of the industry. We are not aware of any insurance plan that fully covers any medical alert system. This includes Alert1 products. In some cases, an insurance company may reimburse part of a medical alert system payment. We always encourage our members to contact their insurance providers and to research Medicare options. However, users should anticipate not being able to use Life Alert® through Medicare. In general, users should search for medical alert systems as though they will not receive any financial assistance or compensation.

This, in turn, leads many people to prioritize cost as the most important factor in their medical alert system research. We at Alert1 recognize this need for flexible and affordable payments. We know that many of our members use Medicare and live on fixed incomes. Because of that, you’ll find that our pricing and payment options are lower and thus more senior friendly than what you might find at Life Alert®. We accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, and checks through automatic withdrawal. Our prices are also only around a third of Life Alert® costs, and our members aren’t required to sign a 3-year contract to get started. 

You Deserve an Effective and Affordable Medical Alert

Not everybody can pay for a medical alert system the same way. Some folks need flexible payment options, while others might need to pay month-to-month in order to work with their fixed income. There are no consistent Life Alert® Medicare options, but that doesn’t mean medical alert system companies should leave their members without alternatives. We understand the needs of our users, and we work hard to provide a variety of choices that work with their budgets and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for Life Alert® Medicare, Life Alert® Medicaid, or any type of medical alert system to be covered by health insurance, we hope you’ll consider Alert1.