Medicare Advantage health plans offer all the benefits covered under Original Medicare and more.
To enroll in a plan, you must be eligible for Medicare Part A and continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium – unless your Part B premium is paid for by Medicaid or another third party.
(HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION)
If you select a HMO plan, you must use a doctor within your network unless your plan includes a point-of-service (POS) option. In a POS option, members may go out-of-network to receive certain health care services. However, copayments and coinsurance will be higher for care received outside the plan’s network.
(PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION)
A PPO usually has a higher monthly premium than a HMO, but you have greater flexibility when selecting a doctor. However, if you choose to use an out-of-network doctor you will have a higher out-of-pocket expense.
(PRIVATE FEE FOR SERVICE)
PFFS plans give you the freedom to receive care from any Medicare-approved provider that agrees to accept the plan’s terms and conditions. Under a PFFS, you do not need a referral to see a specialist. A PFFS means you usually pay higher out-of-pocket costs, but you are not limited to a doctor network.
Medicare Advantage Plans can be confusing. Contact us for assistance from one of our Licensed Medicare Health Plan Brokers. We take the time to meet with you one-on-one in the privacy of your home or our office free of charge.
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