How Medicare Advantage Plans work

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Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you still have Medicare. You’ll get your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from the Medicare Advantage Plan and not Original Medicare.

Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare supplement plans offer benefits in addition to the benefits offered by Medicare Parts A and B, and they are offered by private insurance companies. There are several different types of Medicare supplement plans available, including Plan A, Plan C, Plan F, Plan M and Plan N. Medicare supplement plans and Medicare Advantage plans are not complementary, so it is important to understand which type of policy makes the most sense for you. Our licensed sales agents are standing by to walk you through a comparison of the costs and benefits of each type of plan, and to help you choose a Medicare supplement plan that best meets your needs.

Washington Medicare Advantage Plans

With nearly 70 years of experience caring for people in Washington, Kaiser Permanente is here to help you live life to the fullest. We’re ready for whatever life might throw your way, but our goal is to keep you healthy in the first place. Our Medicare Advantage plans feature:

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

The problem, according to the report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is that the size and composition of hospital networks varies greatly among plans, yet that isn’t always apparent to those shopping for coverage. Plan directories contain incorrect, confusing or outdated information about which hospitals and specialty institutes are included in networks, the study found, and the directories can be difficult to navigate. One directory featured 600 pages without a table of contents or index, it said.

AARP Medicare Advantage Plans 2016

AARP’s insurance coverage is going to be the same as anywhere else when it comes to Medicare Advantage Plans. The only difference will be in the price they charge and the number of plans they have available. They typically offer fewer plans than other private insurance providers, so if you don’t see the one you want with them, you may want to look elsewhere.

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