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Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Medicare Part C is available through Medicare Advantage plans, and is an alternative to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Medicare Advantage plans are health insurance plans offered by priv

Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans

There can be many benefits to Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. Perhaps you prefer the convenience of having all of your health and drug benefits under a single plan, instead of

New Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period for 2019

Have you been thinking about signing up for a Medicare Advantage plan, or changing from one plan to another? You may know that there are limited time periods when you can make these changes. Now

How Is a Medicare Advantage HMO vs PPO Different?

You might have faced the HMO vs. PPO* (Health Maintenance Organization vs. Preferred Provider Organization) decision if your employer offered a choice of these types of group health insurance pl

Medicare Advantage Plan Costs

Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are available through private insurance companies that are contracted by Medicare. Each of these companies has the option to price its pl

Switching to a Medicare Advantage Plan

The Medicare Advantage program, also known as Medicare Part C, provides a way you can get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits through a private, Medicare-approved insurance c

Can My Medicare Advantage Plan Deny My Coverage?

Medicare Advantage plans must provide members the same coverage as Original Medicare, in most cases. If your Medicare Advantage plan denies coverage to you, you may be able to file an appeal. Med

How Can I Find Doctors Who Accept My Medicare Advantage Plan?

Have you decided to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan? If there's a provider network that you're supposed to use, you might be wondering how to find a doctor who accepts your Medicare Advantag

What is SilverSneakers?

SilverSneakers is a nationwide senior fitness program for Medicare beneficiaries. The term “SilverSneakers” may come from the hair color of SilverSneaker participants + the shoes they wear w

Can a Medicare Advantage Plan Really Have a Zero Dollar ($0) Premium?

Yes, it's true – some Medicare Advantage plans can have premiums as low as $0. You might wonder how they can offer plans so cheaply. Here's some information that might help explain. A quick run

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Medicare Advantage vs Original Medicare

Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) are two ways to get your Medicare benefits. Learn the differences between these two ways to get Medicare coverage. Original Medicare v

The Different Kinds of Medicare Advantage Plans Explained

Did you know there are several different types of Medicare Advantage plans? You might have a choice of several kinds, such as: HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) PPO (Preferred Provid

Do Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Overseas Travel?

When it comes to Medicare coverage, everyone has different needs. Some people are more interested in wellness benefits, for example, while others look for the best coverage for prescription drugs.

Who Qualifies for Medicare Advantage Plans?

Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative way for people to receive their Medicare Part A (hospital) and Part B (medical) benefits from private insurance companies approved by Medicare. A person

Medicare Premium and Deductible Costs for 2019

As a Medicare beneficiary, it's important for you to be aware of the costs and expenses associated with the government-sponsored health insurance program. Here's a look at Medicare premiums, ded

What Is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C is an alternative name for Medicare Advantage. Medicare Part C is another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits from a private insurance company. According to the Nat

Medicare Advantage Plans Coverage for the Disabled

Disability is one way to qualify for Medicare at an age younger than 65. Medicare provides a wide range of health care services for the disabled. This article will help you understand how Medicar

What Kinds of out of Pocket Costs do Medicare Advantage Plans Have?

Medicare Advantage is a way to get your Medicare benefits through a private insurance company. Medicare Advantage plans typically cover hospital and medical benefits, as well as prescription dru

What if My Medicare Doctor Isn’t in My Plan Network?

If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) you can generally visit any doctor who accepts Medicare. However, if you have certain types of Medicare Advantage plans, you may have to visit Med

Medicare Advantage Plans Maximum out of Pocket Costs

If you're considering your Medicare options, out-of-pocket costs probably factor into your decision. It may surprise you that there is no Medicare out of pocket maximum under Medicare Part A a

Medicare Advantage HMO vs. Original Medicare: Which Should You Choose?

Are you thinking about Medicare Advantage HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans, and wondering how they compare with Original Medicare? We'll take you through the basic benefits of Origina

What Does Medicare Advantage Cover

If you’re new to Medicare, you may be aware that you have coverage options. You can get your Medicare benefits from Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) administered by the federal government,

What You Need to Know About Zero-Premium Medicare Advantage Plans

You may have heard about zero-premium Medicare Advantage plans. A type of Medicare health plan - Medicare Advantage plans - can indeed have premiums as low as $0. There are usually other costs to

How to Pick the Best Medicare Advantage Plan for You

Medicare Advantage is another way to get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits through a private insurance company that contracts with Medicare. If you’ve decided that Medicare A

What Are the Medicare Advantage Enrollment and Disenrollment Periods?

Did you know that you can't sign up just anytime for a Medicare Advantage plan? Whether you want to sign up, switch plans, or disenroll from your plan, you usually have to stick to certain Medicar

How May Medicare Advantage Plans Help You Save Money?

If you're on Medicare and want to save money on health-care costs, you might want to take a look at Medicare Advantage plans. There may be a wide range of costs among plans, though, so you'll want

What You Pay in a Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is a way to get your Medicare benefits from a private insurance company. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), your out-of-pocke

Medicare Advantage Plans vs Original Medicare

With the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 Medicare Advantage plans were officially authorized. Since then, the plans have grown in popularity, with approximately a third of all Medicare enrolle

Will Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Costs to Clean My House?

Are you in need of house-cleaning services to improve your health and reduce your asthma symptoms? While basic Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t offer coverage for this service, some Medica

Can I get extra benefits with Medicare Advantage?

Yes. If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may be able to get extra benefits. These extra benefits are not available if you have traditional Medicare - Part A (hospital insurance) and

How Many Times a Year Can I enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Advantage enrollment is limited to certain times of the year. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or considering switching to Medicare Advantage, here's what you need to

Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits for 2019

Medicare Advantage may provide extra benefits that set these plans apart from Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Starting in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans may offer even more supplementa

Will SilverSneakers Make me healthier?

According to the National Institute on Aging, physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. Maybe you know this, but find it difficult to be motivated to exercise alone. SilverSnea

What benefits does my Medicare Advantage plan cover?

Medicare Advantage plans are a way to get your Medicare benefits through a private insurance company. By law, Medicare Advantage plans must cover everything that Original Medicare covers, which

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