Medicare Advantage Articles

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

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

Are Medicare Advantage Premiums Tax Deductible?

What is a tax deduction? If you meet certain conditions set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you may be able to get a tax deduction for your Medicare Advantage premiums. According to the IRS, you subtract your tax deductions from your income before you... 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 are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, a 60% increase over enrollment in 2010. Although the debate over the pros and cons... Read more

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 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

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

Medicare Advantage Cost Breakdown

If you're new to Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C), you may be wondering how costs differ from Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies and are an alternative way to get your Original... Read more

Can I have a Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan at the same time?

You won’t need a Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) plan if you decide to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. It wouldn't do you any good, since a Medicare Supplement plan wouldn't cover your Medicare Advantage out-of-pocket costs (such as... 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




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