Medicare Advantage Articles

Medicare Advantage Plans Explained

Did you know that there are different ways to get your Medicare coverage? When they think of Medicare, many people think of the government program known as Original Medicare, which includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). But you... Read more

New Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage

Want to switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan? Starting in 2019, you'll have a new opportunity to do so. You'll have more time to enroll (or disenroll). We've captured the details of the Medicare Advantage open enrollment changes below. Changes to... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are one way for beneficiaries to receive their Medicare benefits. These plans are required to offer everything that’s covered under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, with the exception of hospice... Read more

The Different Types of Medicare Advantage Plans

There are many types of Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) plans. Medicare Advantage plans provide an alternative way to receive your Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, benefits. With Medicare Part C, you get the same coverage as Original... Read more

What You Pay in a Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans frequently offer more benefits than Original Medicare and may have lower out-of-pocket costs. Your health insurance rate and out-of-pocket costs will depend on the particular Medicare Advantage plan you choose. Some plans charge... Read more

Does Medicare Advantage Cover Overseas Travel?

Some people choose to get their Medicare Part A and Part B benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan. If that's you, and you love overseas travel, learn about your health benefits when you're abroad. The Medicare Advantage program (also known as Medicare... Read more

How does Tricare work with Medicare Advantage?

Tricare for Life (TFL) is the health insurance program for qualified military retirees and their eligible dependents. This is different than Medicare, which is the national health care system for many people age 65 and older and for people with certain... Read more

How Can a Medicare Advantage Plan Have a Zero Dollar ($0) Premium?

If you're doing some research about Medicare Advantage plans, you might have discovered some $0-premium Medicare Advantage plans. But just because a Medicare Advantage plan has a zero premium doesn't mean the plan covers all your health-care costs. What are... Read more

Medicare Advantage Election and Disenrollment Periods

Generally, you can only enroll in, switch, or disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan during specific times of the year. Outside of when you first become eligible to enroll, and election periods that happen annually, your opportunities to make changes to... Read more

Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans vs. Medicare Supplement Plans

Perhaps you've heard about Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement plans, and you're wondering how they're different. Both types of plans are available from private insurance companies. With most Medicare Supplement plans, you can see any... Read more




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