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Did you know the Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) program is available in almost every state, and lets you get your Original Medicare benefits through a private, Medicare-approved insurance compan
What is a Medicare Advantage plan? If you currently are enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you can choose to enroll in Medicare Part C, more commonly known as Medicare Adva
Medicare Part C is another name for Medicare Advantage. Medicare Part C is administered by private insurance companies contracted with Medicare. Medicare Part C covers everything that Original M
Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, makes it possible for people with Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) to receive their Medicare benefits in an
In some ways, Medicare Advantage is very similar to Original Medicare. Both give you basically the same set of Medicare Part A and Part B benefits. Hospice benefits come directly from Part A eve
Special Needs Plans are a type of Medicare Advantage plan that limits enrollment to Medicare beneficiaries who meet certain eligibility criteria. These plans cater their benefits to serve the uniq
What is a Medicare Advantage PPO plan? A Medicare Advantage PPO plan*, or a Preferred Provider Organization plan, is available through a private insurance company contracted with Medicare to prov
Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service (PFFS), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are all different types of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advan
There are some shortcomings in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage, including most care for your teeth. Original Medicare doesn’t cover most routine dental care such as cleanings, f
A “zero dollar” premium Medicare Advantage plan may seem too good to be true, but they do exist. Medicare Advantage plans cover what Medicare Part A and B cover, and also may include extr
It's possible to have Medicare and Medicaid at the same time. That's called being "dual eligible." If you're a dual-eligible beneficiary, what if you want to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan
If you’re not satisfied with your Medicare Advantage plan, there are opportunities to change it. You can generally only change Medicare Advantage plans during certain enrollment periods. Can
If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be desperate to find effective treatment. If you’re wary of the side effects of prescription painkillers, you might be interested in acupuncture. Ac
Are you looking for a Medicare Advantage plan? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that 21,327,223 people were enrolled in Medicare health plans such as Medicare Advantag
Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a way to get your Medicare benefits from a private insurance company approved by Medicare. Medicare Part C plans cover everything that Origina
What is a Medicare Advantage MSA plan? Medicare beneficiaries have the option to enroll in a Medical Savings Account (MSA) plan. Medicare Advantage MSA plans (or Medicare Part C MSA plans) combin
Since Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies, some people may worry that they won't qualify for Medicare Advantage plans. Qualifying for a Medicare Advantage plan
What is a Medicare Advantage PFFS plan? A Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan, or PFFS, may be more flexible than some Medicare Advantage plans, both for you and for the plan itself.
If you’re considering Medicare Advantage, the cost of Medicare Advantage plans may be a key deciding factor in which option is best for you. There are several factors that go into Medic
If you have Medicare Part A and Part B, you may have the option to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is an alternate way to receive your Medicare Part A a
You may have decided you want a Medicare Advantage plan because you like the security of having a plan with an out of pocket maximum or you are seeking extra benefits. The availability of Medica
If you’re eligible for Medicare, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan offered by a private insurance company. Here are 10 things to know about Medicare Advantage plans. 1. M
Medicare Advantage (Part C) is a popular alternative to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). When you buy a Medicare Advantage plan, you don’t lose any benefits you’re entitled to under
Some people – especially those with health problems – live in fear that their health insurance companies might deny them coverage, or charge huge amounts of money. What about Medicare Advant
When it's time to choose your Medicare coverage, you have two main options: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or Medicare Advantage. Most people are familiar with Original Medicare, but you
Since Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies, they have some freedom in how they set their monthly costs, or premiums. Medicare Advantage premiums may vary from plan
You could have been excited to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan when you heard that they may have more benefits and lower out of pocket costs than Original Medicare. Here’s a few things to
Maybe you have a friend or family member who has a Medicare Advantage plan, or maybe you’ve seen an infomercial for Medicare Advantage on TV. You might be curious about Medicare Advantage cove
If you've chosen Medicare Advantage for your Medicare coverage, you may be wondering if your spouse can enroll in the same plan when he or she becomes eligible. Or, maybe your spouse became e
According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) you may be able to deduct insurance premiums, including your Medicare Advantage premium, from your taxes if you itemize your deductions on the 104
Some people say "Medicare Open Enrollment" to describe the new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. Whether you call it Medicare Open Enrollment or not, this new open enrollment period giv
Summary: If you have Medicare Advantage, your prescription drugs may be conveniently bundled in with your medical and hospital insurance. If you have Original Medicare, you may enroll in a stand-alo
Summary: You may able to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan during four different periods: your Initial Enrollment Period, the Annual Enrollment Period, the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Per
Summary: Medicare Advantage plans may discontinue your Medicare Advantage coverage if you don’t pay your premium within the grace period allowed by the Medicare Advantage plan. However, your plan
Summary: Medicare Advantages sometimes provide extra benefits including prescription drug coverage, dental care, routine vision, and routine hearing, among other extra benefits. Want prescription
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*eHealth's Medicare Choice and Impact report examines user sessions from more than 45,000 eHealth Medicare visitors who used the company's Medicare prescription drug coverage comparison tool in the fourth quarter of 2018, including Medicare's 2019 Annual Election Period (October 15 – December 7, 2018).
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