Medicare Advantage Articles

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

What Kind of Out of Pocket Costs do Medicare Advantage Plans Have?

Medicare Advantage plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits from a private insurance company contracted with Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans must cover everything that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) cover with the... 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

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 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

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

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Have Guaranteed-Issue Rights?

If you're interested in Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) but have pre-existing health conditions, you may be wondering whether your medical history may make it harder to find a plan – or whether you may have to pay more for coverage. Medicare Advantage,... 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

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Being Phased Out?

If you're currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have heard that these plans may no longer be offered. Since it can be difficult to parse fact from fiction, here's an overview on the future of Medicare Advantage – and what to do if your... 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




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