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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 privat

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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

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 t

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

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 vs

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

Who Qualifies for Medicare Advantage plan?

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

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

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-pocket

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

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