Medicare Made Easy and Simple
SCMS Insurance Services
SCMS Insurance Services prides itself in offering Only Medicare Solutions to those on Medicare. We do not charge for our services and offer the majority of national and local Insurance Plans. We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing clients, agencies, and agents high quality service, product recommendations, and access to every Senior Insurance product available. Our commitment is to do everything possible to exceed your expectations. We are educators with a passion to serve!
Medicare Overview Learn the basics of Medicare and find the plans that are right for you.
Original Medicare is made up of Medicare Part A, which provides hospital coverage, and Medicare Part B, which provides medical coverage.
Medicare Part C
Medicare Part C is a combination of Part A and Part B, provided through private insurance companies approved by Medicare.
Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D is optional, stand-alone prescription drug coverage insurance. Most people do have to pay a premium for this coverage.
Medigap, also known as Medicare Supplement, covers additional expenses such as co-insurance, co-pays, deductibles.
About SCMS Insurance Services
SCMS Insurance Services is an education-based insurance agency focused on assisting clients through the entire process of Medicare. We are trusted providers who offer free, neutral explanations on the vast array of Medicare products, ensuring every available option is easily accessible. Our award-winning services go beyond the enrollment phase, to promote wellness and stress-free solutions for our clients. Because at SCMS, we want people to feel at home.
Our 70+ certified agents are qualified to help clients navigate the sea of Medicare products. In the last 5 years alone, we’ve assisted enrolling over 26,000 clients into Medicare; that’s enough people to fill the entire Indian Wells Tennis Garden stadium. Because our team delivers exceptional service, we’ve created a solid reputation and reliable referral base. Joining our trusted network can bring your business positive exposure.
With over 25 years as a licensed insurance agent, Tim Altman is recognized as the go-to Medicare resource among providers and clients. Tim and his team excel at delivering custom enrollment options to thousands of people needing to switch to Medicare. To ensure outstanding service, Tim has vetted and educated producers from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California. As the son of a former long-serving Palm Desert City Manager, Tim is community-minded and has strong local ties to the Palm Desert area. Tim’s personalized approach has resulted in building long-lasting relationships with clients, agents, and providers.
People Like Us!
Susan C - -
I was so confused on what supplements to choose. Tim was so willing to help me and to choose the right supplements to fit my needs. I am so thankful that my neighbors told me about Tim and gave me his card. He helped me to feel relieved and happy to know I have fantastic medical coverage! No more stress about medical coverage! Thanks to Tim and Joe!!!!Richard & Cynthia - -
So Tim was recommended to us several years back from a friend of ours when I was approaching 60. I finally called Tim but Joe took the call. It was apparent to us that Tim's approach to servicing Seniors who are in need of an understanding of Medicare was passed on. Joe was Great, informative, knowledgeable, and easy to work with! Thanks Tim & Joe!
Laura M - -
Joe Camden has helped me and one of my co-workers considerably as we were trying to find our way through this Medicare confusion. What was once something that I approached with hesitation, Joe has taken the time to find the right solution to my Medicare concerns. I appreciate Joe's professionalism & commitment so very much.Linda & Ron M - -
Joe was very attentive to our situation with me and my husband. We travel around the country for business and the plan that he chose for us will work great! I would recommend Joe to any of our friends or family members.
Wendy Shaw - -
Willamette Valley Benefits has partnered with Tim Altman and the team at Only Medicare Solutions since August of 2014. As an agency with multiple carrier contracts we were looking for a local company that could help us grow our business. Tim and his team have been invaluable with providing timely information, clear directions, and helpful tools that make our jobs easier. With the success we enjoyed utilizing Tim with one of our carriers, we decided to move as many as we could under his umbrella. We enjoy working with them and have confidence things will be done right the first time. I highly recommend Only Medicare Solutions as a company because they share our philosophy of doing the right thing and putting the customers’ needs first.Douglas R - -
I've worked in the insurance business for 18 years and I can honestly say that I have never met another insurance professional who is as passionate and as focused on customer service as Tim. The first ingredient in his work is integrity. If you are considering working with an insurance professional in any capacity I strongly suggest you contact Tim.
Brian S - -
Tim Altman and Senior Choice Medicare Solutions (SCMS) have been offering senior products through JSA since 2012. In that time, SCMS has become one of our top-producing Managing General Agents with UnitedHealthCare in both Washington and Oregon. SCMS recruits, trains, and motivates quality agents through meetings, calls and e-mails, to offer health insurance options to Medicare-elgibles. In additions to execellent production, SCMS agents have proven to be doing business the right ways. JSA has had no report of complaints or other compliance issues from the carrier with which SCMS is doing business. We at JSA have full faith and confidence that Tim Altman and SCMS will continue to do an exceptional job for Washington and Oregon seniors in the future.Dixie B - -
Tim is knowledgeable and excellent at budgets, staffing problems and ensuring that both staff and resident's needs are being met. He also completely understands the process of Medicare and I highly recommend him.
Grace D - -
We've had the privilege to work with Senior's Choice Medicare Solutions (SCMS) over the past two years. Their commitment to assisting those on Medicare through extensive education while being a neutral advocate is why we partnered with SCMS! The value to us is not needing specialized staff to educate clients on Medicare products. We simply refer them to a Medicare help line to get personalized services by a professional insurance representative. They provide outreach year-round, since many beneficiaries need assistance beyond the traditional open-enrollment period which runs from October 1 to December 7. SCMS created a personalized business plan for us designed specifically for our wants and needs. We continue to hear positive praise of the service they provide to our member and patients.Shannon F - -
We are fortunate to have partnered with Senior's Choice Medicare Solutions. They were the first company that Regence Blue Shield worked with to launch an outside broker distribution channels back in 2011. SCMS has proven themselves with a stellar compliance record, tremendous growth, and they have an outstanding reputation of taking care of their clients and making sure their best interest is at heart.
Keith M - -
Tim has been our agent for Medicare Supplement insurance for several years. We've always found him to be very informative about the different companies and plans offered so we could make an informed choice. I would recommend Tim highly to anyone needing assistance with Medicare supplemental insurance.Cathie B - -
I appreciate Tim's quick response to questions and/or concerns - for me this exemplifies interest in my success and accuracy.
Elizabeth A - -
Tim Altman is a former colleague of mine, and I would refer and/or recommend him to anyone! Tim is the consummate professional who takes his professional duties very seriously, and he delivers results! Tim is a great team player who is friendly & delightful to work with, and he possesses a great deal of knowledge, compassion, and integrity!Phil D - -
Tim is knowledgeable and conscientious.
Jack M - -
I worked with Tim when we were both new to United Healthcare. Tim was given a small market and was able to turn it into a big market by taking care of his clients. He is a hard worker and cares about his clients and team. He is reliable and detailed.Kallijah P - -
Tim Altman's skills are excellent and help the broker make decisions easy. We would recommend him as a very good resource.
Dale G - -
Tim is very detail oriented and will always make sure the customer is given the best products to fit their individual needs.Bob G - -
I recommend Tim Altman. He is an inspiring leader, a detail-oriented manager who gets positive results. Any group with Tim as its head will be successful, as he is.
Michele T - -
I really appreciate working with Tim. He is straight forward and honest and hard working. And he really cares. He has certainly been a big help to me in my quest to become a Medicare expert!Anthony B - -
Tim Altman is a focused sales and marketing specialist, achieving his goals and building quality relationships. I've had a good business relationship with Tim and believe he is a honest and trustworthy professional.
Greg P - -
I worked in the same regional office with Tim for 14 months and same company for four years. Tim was always professional in his dealings, qualified and competent in product knowledge, tenacious in goal achievement, aware of competitor offerings (SWOT analysis), kind and thoughtful of others, solid work ethic, and family-friendly sense of humor.Frank O - -
Tim was a great asset to our property management team. I really relied on Tim as the project he managed was 3,000 miles away and I need to have someone I could trust.
Dr. Wade M. L. - -
Tim's expertise and services are exceptional. The value he offers and provides to those whom he serves is outstanding. I recommend him for his work and expertise.Rick M - -
Tim has done a great job of keeping me abreast of plan options that I can work with in my area of expertise. He has our mutual best interest at heart.
Fred V - -
As a business partner, Tim can be counted on to deliver high quality work reliably.Ray M - -
Tim keeps us on track with our insurance needs and meets to review when necessary.
Dan S - -
While I have only known Tim for a short time, he has proven to be knowledgeable and a very able partner as we move forward in building a better mouse box.Spencer A. L., RHU - -
I have found Tim to be a consummate professional. He always treats his clients with the respect and knowledge they deserve.
Dale T - -
I have known Tim for 20 years and in all that time he has been responsive, professional and great to work with. Highly recommend him.Jordon S - -
I have had the pleasure of working with Tim as a colleague for several years. His business acumen is second to none as he is often creating new markets in addition to seizing the opportunity of the markets he's already in. Tim's work ethic, integrity and compassion are second to none and his success is a direct result of those traits. Tim is a rare find in our industry and I can confidently recommend him to any carrier, agent or entity interested in doing business with SCMS!
Tara S - -
Tim and I seem to have the same objective when it comes to taking care of our clients; an agent who cares deeply about our clients' needs and budget, who places those priorities above all others. It has been a pleasure working with Tim to reach those goals together.Tim W - -
Tim is a value add to his clients. The pride and detail in his work shows. I look forward to growing our company into the new markets.
Lynn W - -
I am very Grateful for the opportunity to work with Tim. Tim's knowledge of the Asuris product is vast. His ability to teach, support, motivate and mentor gave me the courage to step out and start my own Agency. You will find that Tim is very caring, his word is his honor.Jeffrey G - -
Tim has the patience, knowledge, perseverance and expertise to solve health care issues and plow through the bureaucracy. He has been a bridge to retirement and paved the way for both my wife and I to obtain the best / most appropriate as well as economical solutions to our retirement health care needs.
Kent C - -
Tim has been our Medicare agent since 2006. As former insurance agent I am really impressed with Tim's product knowledge and his ability to explain the products and directly relate your needs to specific products that fit your budget. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time with each of his clients to make sure they understand what they are buying.Kathryn M - -
Tim is passionate about the Medicare market and working with agents who are marketing to seniors. He is always looking for the right market and what will take care of our seniors each year. He has the answer to most of our questions and when he doesn't he will go to the experts to make sure we have the correct information.
Gary S - -
I have known Tim for over 20 years. Tim has always been a very caring and diligent person. Tim has a knack for being excellent at his work, yet never forgetting that the needs of his clients are his top priority.