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

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

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

If you’re receiving Social Security benefits you may be automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (medical coverage). Medicare Part A and Part B are also called Original Medicare. However, Original Medicare is not the only way... 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

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

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 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

Is Your Medicare Advantage Plan Still Right for You?

Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is a popular alternative way to get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) health-care benefits. Medicare Advantage plans must cover everything Original Medicare covers, except hospice care, which is... Read more

Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage

What is Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage? Medicare Advantage plans are sometimes referred to as Medicare Part C. They are Medicare-approved private health insurance plans for individuals enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. When you join... Read more




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