Recently I hit the golden age of 65. I knew it was time to look at Medicare but didn't have a clue where to start. A friend recommended the Barnette Agency. I made an appointment with Jay Barnette and he handled EVERYTHING. He explained my options, made recommendations, and did all this in an understandable fashion. I highly recommend!

tom wylie

Good information is available online that will provide a general description of Medicare Parts A, B and D, Medigap and Medicare Advantage, but until my wife and I met with Jay we knew nothing of the nuances of each - details that we now believe were critical to making a sound choice. He very patiently walked us through our options - both by phone and in-person - and made sure we were enrolled properly once we were ready. My wife and I are resting well, knowing we've been guided by a professional specializing in this business. And of course we highly recommend him to others.

Mark Brown

I had such anxiety trying to decide which plan and supplement was going to be best for me. Jay Barnette and his staff patiently guided me to make the right choices. What started out being a confusing matter was quickly and effectively resolved! I'm so thankful for Jay and his services.

Jana Berry

Barnette Agency is well knowledgeable when it comes to what insurance is best for you. They communicate with their clients with respect, set aside time to answer questions about what concerns you til the last detail of important information you should know. Very professional.
Thank you Mr. Jay Barnett
God Bless you!!

Gloria Young

Maneuvering the complex world of Medicare was overwhelming and confusing until a colleague referred me to the Barnette Agency. Jay's expertise in Medicare simplified and catered the information to my situation. He help me to select a plan that best suited my situation. Working with the agency was a great experience. From the initial phone call to set the appointment, to the warm welcoming greeting I received when I walked in the door from the receptionist who keep acknowledging me, to the meeting with Jay reviewing the information with me in a personal format. I left confident in my choice and with mind at ease. I highly recommend Jay at the Barnette Agency. If your in need of assistance in Medicare coverage this is a highly personable and professional company that will help you.

Bobby Pierce

The Barnette Agency has handled my Medicare Insurance needs for about three years now. What I noticed immediately is how courteous everyone was. Jay Barnette takes the time to explain the different options that you have and is very knowledgeable . I got a phone call this morning just to remind me of the enrollment period, and just to let me know if I had any questions they are a phone call away. Jay makes me feel like I have one less thing to worry about, and in this day and age that is very important to me. Thank you

Lynn Vanover

I am so thankful to Jay Barnette for helping choose my Medicare coverage. He explained all the different options with me and was very knowledgeable. He's professional and very friendly! I would highly recommend his services to anyone in choosing their Medicare coverage.

Mary Meredith

Mr Barnette answered all my questions and was easy to work with. Highly recommend this office!

beverly strickland

Before I officially retired on February 1st, a family member suggested that my wife and I talk to Jay Barnette to find out what we needed to do to navigate our way through all the promises and promotions from all the different companies and multitude of options for medicare coverage. Jay patiently and intelligently took us through it all, gave us time to absorb and weigh the best options for us, and, when we were ready, met again with us to answer more questions, fill us in on any late breaking changes, and then signed us up. It was a more pleasant and peaceful process than I had ever thought it could be. Jay did a great job and we are in his debt. We have been pleased with our coverages and, not only have no complaints, but much praise for Jay and everyone at the Barnette Agency. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Mike Morgan


I have been using the Barnette Agency for years, as did my Dad. I started using Doug for supplemental policies in the nineties. When I needed supplemental insurance to go with my Medicare, I went straight to Jay Barnette! I can't begin to tell you how pleased I have been! Jay knows exactly which plan best meets your needs! I have really been amazed at how well the dental and vision plans have paid! My Dentist, Dr Andy Curry's billing clerk told me my dental supplemental insurance paid better than any they had seen. I highly recommend you go to the Barnette Agency with all of your insurance needs!

Debbie Nolte

See what insurance plans we offer

Our insurance agency has been providing high coverage plans for over 20 years. You can turn to us when you need:

  • Medicare Advantage: Bundle your Medicare plan while lowering out-of-pocket expenses
  • Medicare supplement plans: Help fill the gaps that your original Medicare plan doesn't cover
  • Medicare Part D
  • Dental Insurance

We want what's best for you. We represent some of the largest and most recognizable names in the industry. Our clients use us to compare the most competitive plans for them!

*We are neither endorsed or employed by Medicare or any other government organization.

*We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare. gov or 1-800-Medicare to get information on all your options.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Plan

Choose us for insurance services in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Choosing an insurance plan is a big choice to make. Especially when it involves signing up for Medicare. If you need help deciding which plan is right for you, contact The Barnette Agency in Texarkana, TX. We provide expert Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana insurance services. Once we go over your insurance needs, we'll break down the difference between Medicare Advantage and a Medicare supplement plan. You can trust we'll help you make a fully informed decision.

We'll help you find a plan that's affordable and suitable to your specific needs. You can call 903-794-9407 today to schedule a consultation with our insurance agency.

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When it comes to partnering with an insurance agency, you can't go wrong with us. We not only have over 120 years of combined experience, but we're also a family-run business. From our family to yours, we'll keep you covered.


Check your mailbox or email for the 2023 Medicare Plan "Annual Notice of Change" that will come directly from your insurance carrier. This notice will go over some of the basic changes to your Medicare Advantage or stand-alone Part D Rx plan such as Deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and premiums.

Here are some insights going into this enrollment period:

Next year is going to bring some significant changes to many Part D plans. Many premiums will be going up significantly on "Enhanced" type of plans or plans that use Walmart as a preferred pharmacy. More "basic" plans with large deductibles that don't utilize Walmart are going to be extremely cheap monthly. So be on the lookout for your notice and if you don't receive anything by October 1st please reach out to us. Remember that these plans can be shopped during the Annual Enrollment Period starting October 15 through December 7th.

Medicare Advantage plans seem to be fairly stable going into next year. The plan benefits for Health and Prescription look good but always remember that the extra/ancillary benefits such as Dental, Vision, Hearing, and Over-the-Counter benefits will go up and down year-to-year. Doctor/Hospital acceptance seems to be strong with most plans and Medicare Advantage continues to offer the best version of prescription coverage under Medicare. Most plan premiums are going to continue to be $0 monthly. For those looking for more coverage under Advantage with less copays to pay, there are plans in both Texas and Arkansas with much higher monthly premiums but almost no medical out of pocket to pay. (These plans work best for those looking for coverage similar to a Medicare Supplement but without the health questions to qualify).

If your plan has no significant changes, you don't have to do anything and your plan will just continue into next year!

We will be emailing out a notice on about October 15 for our newest online shopping portal/link that can be utilized to shop and enroll in a plan during the enrollment period for a January 1st 2024 effective date. This year the link will simply take you to our website which will have posted the most updated shopping tool. As always please call us during the enrollment period and we can walk you through the process if you need assistance.

*Remember that Medicare Supplement plans are not affected by the Annual Enrollment Period. We recommend shopping these anytime between Jan 1st and October 1st every year.

As always, thank you for trusting the Barnette Agency, Inc. with your Medicare Insurance needs!