When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan, What Are Some Things I Should Consider?Ask yourself the following questions before choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan:

  •  How much are the premium, deductible, and coinsurance/copay amounts?
  •  What is the annual maximum out-of-pocket cost for the plan? This amount may be high but can help protect you if you have expensive health care costs.
  •  What service area does the plan cover?
  •  Are my doctors and hospitals in the plan’s network?
  •  What are the rules I have to follow to access health care services and my drugs?
  •  Does the plan cover additional health care benefits that are not covered by Original Medicare? (see What Kind of Supplemental Benefits do Medicare Advantage Plans Offer?)
  •  How will this plan affect any additional coverage I may have?
  •  What is the plan’s star rating?

Medicare Advantage Plans usually include prescription drug coverage. You should also consider the questions listed in (When Choosing a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, What Are Some Things I Should Consider?) when choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan to make sure that the prescription drug coverage that the plan offers meets your needs.

Read Next: How Do Star Ratings Work?
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