Medicare Advantage

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

PPOs, HMOs and Original Medicare Comparison

There are several differences in costs and coverage among Original Medicare, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). The table below compares these three types of Medicare plans. If you are interested in...

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Cost & Coverage of HMO

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) must provide you with the same benefits as Original Medicare but may do so with different rules, restrictions, and costs. HMOs can also offer additional benefits. Below is a list of general cost and coverage rules...

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Cost and Coverage of PPO

Medicare Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) must provide you with the same benefits as Original Medicare but may do so with different rules, restrictions, and costs. PPOs can also offer additional benefits. Below is a list of general cost and coverage...

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PFFS, HMOs and Original Medicare Comparison

There are several differences in costs and coverage among Original Medicare, Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans, and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). The table below compares these three types of Medicare plans. If you are interested in joining a...

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HMOs and Original Medicare Comparison

There are several differences in costs and coverage between Original Medicare and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). The table below compares these two ways of getting Medicare benefits. If you are interested in joining an HMO, make sure to speak to...

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Basics of PFFS

Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans are private companies that the federal government pays to administer Medicare benefits. Like all Medicare Advantage Plans, PFFS plans must provide you with the same benefits, rights, and protections as Original...

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Basics of PPO

Medicare Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are private companies that the federal government pays to administer Medicare benefits. Like all Medicare Advantage Plans, PPOs must provide you with the same benefits, rights, and protections as Original...

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Basics of HMO

Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) are private plans that the federal government pays to administer Medicare benefits. Like all Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs must provide you with the same benefits, rights, and protections as Original...

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Cost and Coverage of MSA

Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans must provide you with the same benefits as Original Medicare but may do so with different rules, restrictions, and costs. MSA plans can also offer additional benefits. Below is a list of general cost and...

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Basics of MSA Plan

Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans are private companies that the federal government pays to administer Medicare benefits. Like all Medicare Advantage Plans, MSA plans must provide you with the same benefits, rights, and protections as Original...

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MSA Qualified Medical Expenses

It is generally a good idea to use the money in your Medical Savings Account (MSA) to pay for qualified medical expenses. This is because money you spend on qualified medical expenses will not be subject to income tax. If you use money from your MSA for...

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SNP Enrollment

To qualify for a Medicare SNP, you must apply and prove that you meet the SNP’s eligibility criteria. The SNP will require periodic proof that you continue to meet these criteria. To enroll in a SNP, call Medicare (1-800-633-4227) or the plan...

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Loss of SNP Eligibility

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP), but no longer meet its eligibility requirements (for example, if you lose Medicaid coverage), the SNP may continue to provide coverage for a period of time if it seems likely that you will regain...

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Basics of SNP

Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are private companies that the federal government pays to administer Medicare benefits. Like all Medicare Advantage Plans, SNPs must provide you with the same benefits, rights, and protections as Original Medicare, but...

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Cost and Coverage of SNP

Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) must provide you with the same benefits as Original Medicare but may do so with different rules, restrictions, and costs. SNPs can also offer additional benefits. Below is a list of general cost and coverage rules for...

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