Medicare Advantage Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 Extra Benefits Can Medicare Advantage Offer?

If you're a new Medicare beneficiary, or someone considering making a switch during open enrollment, you may be considering a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is simply an alternate way of getting your benefits... Read more




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