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Retirees Growing More Confident With Technology

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Thu, Aug 06, 2020 @ 11:24 AM


Retirees Growing More Confident With Technology

For years seniors have been getting more and more comfortable with technology. The recent C-19 pandemic has only accelerated this trend.

Seniors have been using technology for a number of tasks where they previously may not have, from booking virtual visits with doctors to ordering prescriptions online.

Telemedicine use has jumped 340% among Medicare-eligible seniors since the start of the pandemic, according to a new survey.

Nearly one-third of consumers 64+ say they monitor their health using a wearable; 4 in 10 want a wearable that helps them maintain social distance, according to healthinsurance.com.

Data from insurance giant UnitedHealth also shows that the telehealth sector is making inroads with specific hard-to-reach demographics; telehealth adoption has rapidly increased among seniors.

Of America’s Seniors:

  • 97% say their doctor accepts Medicare
  • 89% have a smartphone
  • 83% use Facebook the most
  • 73% use social media
  • 69% with a Medicare Advantage plan are happy with it
  • 68% have an iPad or other type of tablet
  • 30% use social media to staying in touch with friends

Don't be afraid to engage senior clients online and know that, now more than ever, seniors can be found online and through social media.

They may also welcome the option of meeting virtually to talk about their needs and how you can help them, as they get more accustomed to the process.

Don't miss the opportunity to gain the efficiencies of using new technologies to do business with your senior clients and benefit from the efficiencies you will gain by using them.

Seniors and tech

Based on SURVEY 

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