Medicare Advantage Articles

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 Advantage HMO vs PPO Plans: Which Provides Better Coverage for Doctor Visits?

HMO vs PPO…that’s what you may be wondering if you’re looking at Medicare Advantage plans. We’ll talk about these types of Medicare Advantage plans and why you might prefer one type over the other. What are Medicare Advantage HMO vs. PPO... Read more

Do I Need a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Do I Need a Medicare Advantage Plan? By the end of 2016, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), around 33% (or nearly 19 million) of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans or other... 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

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

What is a Medicare Advantage Medical Savings Account (MSA) plan?

Medicare Advantage plans are another way to get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits from a private insurance company. Medicare Advantage MSA, or Medical Savings Account plans are a special type of Medicare Advantage plan that you may qualify... 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

Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans to Medicare Supplement Plans

People might have a difficult time deciding whether to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) or a Medicare Supplement plan (also known as Medigap). With a Medicare Advantage plan, the beneficiary receives all of their services through the... Read more

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

A Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan, also known as a SNP, is a Medicare Advantage plan that is exclusively designed for individuals with specialized health needs. Some of those needs include: A chronic or disabling health condition (e.g.,... Read more

How can I compare benefits of different Medicare Advantage plans?

Looking for a plan that covers eyeglasses? What about gym memberships? Want dental care? Medicare Advantage might have what you’re looking for. Because Medicare Advantage plans are provided by private insurers approved by Medicare, they may provide extra... Read more




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