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 enrollees who meet specific medical criteria. Plans are also gaining the ability to offer new supplemental benefits that are not directly considered medical treatment.
Some services that plans can begin offering include nutrition services, in-home supports, and home modifications. These changes mean that there may be more Medicare Advantage Plan options available in 2019, and it may become more complicated to compare these options. Remember to carefully review your Medicare Advantage Plan’s Evidence of Coverage and any other materials from your plan. If you need help understanding your plan’s benefits or reviewing your coverage options, call your SHIP for assistance. To contact your SHIP, call 877-839-2675 or visit Shipacenter.org
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