Medicare Advantage Articles

How is Medicare Advantage plan funded?

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is an alternative way to get your benefits under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). By law, Medicare Advantage plans must cover everything that is covered under Original Medicare, except for hospice care, which is... 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

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

Medicare Advantage for Disabled Individuals

Are you wondering about Medicare benefits for disabled people? Are you considering a Medicare Advantage plan? It might help to know that if you receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits: You might be eligible for a Medicare... Read more

What are the benefits of Medicare Advantage over Original Medicare?

According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as of 2017, roughly a third of all Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. What is the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? Medicare... Read more

How to Pick the Best Medicare Advantage Plan for You

If you’ve decided that a Medicare Advantage plan is best for you, you’re one of more than 20 million who have made a similar decision, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services in 2017. With Medicare Advantage (Part C) you don’t have... Read more

How Can I Find a Doctor That Takes My Medicare Advantage Plan?

If you've chosen to get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan, you may want to find a doctor who accepts your Medicare Advantage plan. To get the most of your plan benefits and to keep your costs low, you might... Read more

Medicare Managed Care Plans vs PFFS (Private Fee for Service) Plans

If you are eligible for Medicare, or about to become eligible, you may be considering a Medicare Advantage plan over Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare and provide an... Read more

Obamacare and Medicare Advantage: What You Need to Know

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in March 2010, is sometimes nicknamed “Obamacare” for the president who signed it into law, Barack Obama. Obamacare is known for establishing the health insurance marketplace at healthcare.gov. Obamacare is also... Read more




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