Medicare Advantage Articles

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

Medigap Rights and Medicare Advantage Plans

In some situations, you may have certain rights to enroll in a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan. Typically, outside of your Medigap Open Enrollment Period, insurance companies can deny you coverage or charge you higher premiums if you have health... 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

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Subsidized?

If you are looking for a Medicare subsidy, you might be happy to find out that there may be ways to get financial help paying for Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Healthcare.gov defines subsidized coverage as health coverage available at reduced or no cost... Read more

Medicare Zero-Dollar ($0) Plan Premiums

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans are required to offer at least the same amount of coverage as Original Medicare, Part A and Part B (except for hospice care, which remains covered by Medicare Part A). Medicare Advantage plans are sold by private... Read more

PFFS vs PPO: What’s the difference

Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is an alternate way to get your health care benefits under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Here's a look at the difference between a Medicare Advantage PFFS vs PPO plan. What is a Medicare... 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

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 and End Stage Renal Disease

When your kidneys are no longer able to function at a level that supports daily living, you might have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In most cases you can't enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan when you have ESRD. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid... Read more

What is a Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Health Plan?

What is a Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Health Plan? Did you know that Medicare Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS) plans may give you the freedom to choose any doctor you want, as long as he or she accepts the plan's payment terms? And it gives... Read more




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