Medicare Advantage plans are required to incorporate all Original Medicare benefits. Many, but not all, include additional coverage options such as vision, dental and hearing. Some also incorporate fitness and wellness components. These plans normally include Part A, Part B and sometimes, Part D. Learn more below.
Medicare Advantage FAQ’s
Medicare Advantage plans are required to incorporate all of Original Medicare’s benefits. Many, but not all, include additional coverage options such as vision, dental and hearing. Some also incorporate fitness and wellness components.These plans normally...read more
Beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage Plans have increased flexibility in their plan offerings. This means that plans may be able to reduce cost-sharing for certain covered benefits, offer specific extra benefits, or charge different deductibles for some...read more
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) takes from January 1 to March 31 each year. During this time, you can switch from your Medicare Advantage Plan (excluding Medical Savings Accounts, cost plans, and PACE) to another Medicare Advantage Plan or Original Medicare with or without a stand alone prescription drug plan.read more
There are, in fact, six different MA plans outlined in the Medicare & You 2018 Handbook.HMO – Generally requires members to use a primary care doctor and obtain referrals for specialists; if a doctor leaves the network, you can choose another physician...read more
Once you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during the Medicare Initial Enrollment Period (IEP), you may only change during certain times of the year, including the Annual Enrollment Period Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 of each year.During the January 1 –...read more
To enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.read more