Category Archives: Medicare Advantage Plan

What’s new with Medicare?

Health care has been a pretty big story in the news for quite a while, and it’s easy to feel confused about what‘s new with Medicare.  The truth is, for most people on Medicare, not much changed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”). Most of the changes are aimed at the commercial insurance industry. One of the only ACA changes that affects Medicare is that many Medicare Part A benefits that were previously subject to out-of-pocket costs are now “free”. Whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now. Continue reading

A Look At Social Security And How It Effects You

Social Security effects virtually everyone. You’re either old enough to collect it or you’ve been paying for it your entire working life. But how much do you know about Social Security and how it effects you? Understanding Social Security becomes even more important as you approach retirement age – even if you don’t plan on retiring. Continue reading

Do You Know What to Look for In a Medicare Advantage Plan?

What to Look for In a Medicare Advantage Plan

Everybody wants great benefits at a great price. When you’re choosing a Medicare plan, make sure you understand the benefits and all of the costs. Read all the information and don’t hesitate to ask plenty of questions. Some of the benefits you want to look for are:

Continue reading

Confused doctor gesturing with hands.

Did Your Current Medicare Advantage Plan Drop Your Primary Care Doctor and Specialists?

Now that we’re halfway through Medicare’s annual enrollment period, you’re most likely doing some side-by-side comparisons between all the different Medicare Advantage plan options you have in front of you. While benefits may vary from plan to plan, one very critical thing to keep in mind is whether your primary care doctor and specialists are still in your plan’s network. Continue reading

Image of someone weighing options.

What to Look for When Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans

When shopping for the right Medicare Advantage plan, it’s easy to get lost in the fine print. Many of the copays and benefits are straightforward, but some of the plan features may also really help you save both time and money. For example, a plan that doesn’t require you to get a referral to see a specialist means that you could avoid paying two copays (one for your primary care physician and the other to the specialist). When comparing plans, this type of added value may help you save money in addition to providing you with the best benefits that are suited to your needs. Continue reading