Do Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Routine Dental Services?
What do you get with a Medicare Advantage plan from Aetna? For starters, you get
- Medicare Part A (hospital insurance)
- Medicare Part B (medical insurance)
In many cases, you may also get:
- Prescription drug coverage
- Hearing aid coverage
- Eyewear coverage
- Routine dental coverage
Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans: a quick background
You will be able to get your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits when you sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan from Aetna or from another Medicare-approved insurance company.
Many of Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans also include prescription drug coverage. Some plans also offer extra benefits, like routine dental or vision care, membership in fitness programs, or bathroom safety devices. Not every plan offers the same extra benefits, and some plans might not offer any extra benefits.
When you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you’re still enrolled in the Medicare program, and you still need to pay your monthly Medicare Part B premium.
Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans and dental coverage
Some of Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans may include routine dental care.
Why might that be important? Well, Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, don’t typically include routine dental care. Part A may cover certain dental services if you need them as part of your care as a hospital inpatient.
That’s why it may be important to some people that their Medicare Advantage plan include routine dental coverage. Again, not every Medicare Advantage plan from Aetna (or any insurance company) necessarily includes routine dental coverage. But you may be able to find an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan that does cover dental.
Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans: how do you qualify and sign up?
If you’d like to sign up for one of Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plans – or any Medicare Advantage plan – here are the basic prerequisites.
- Be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.
- Live within the plan’s service area.
You also need to continue paying your Medicare Part B premium, as well as any premium your plan may charge. If you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), you might not qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan – except for a special type of Medicare Advantage plan called a Special Needs Plan.
Are you curious about Aetna coverage under its Medicare Advantage plans? You can display a list of plans in your area by entering your ZIP code on this page. You can also contact eHealth to speak with a licensed insurance agent.
Aetna Medicare is a HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call <TFN (TTY: 711)> for more information. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.
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