Medicare Advantage Articles

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

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

How Do You Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Are you wondering how to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan? Here's some information for you, whether you're: Enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), but want to switch to Medicare Advantage New to Medicare and thinking of signing up for... 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

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

Can I Change Medicare Advantage Plans Anytime?

Thinking about changing Medicare Advantage plans? Maybe you've been comparing Medicare Advantage plans and discovered one that works better for you. Why change Medicare Advantage plans? Medicare Advantage plans deliver your Medicare Part A and Part B... 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

Do I save more on prescription drugs with a Medicare Advantage plan or a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

If you're enrolled in Original Medicare and need prescription drug coverage, you may be trying to decide whether to get your benefits through Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) or a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (also known as... 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 Plans vs Medicare Cost Plans for Minnesota Residents

Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Cost Plans are both types of Medicare health plans. If you’re looking at Medicare health plans in Minnesota, here’s what you need to know. Comparing Medicare Advantage and Medicare Cost Plans in Minnesota This table... Read more




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