Simply put, you can break down Medicare into 4 parts. Each part has a specific role in the plan that you choose. A fifth component consist of Medicare Supplement Plans, sometimes referred to as Medigap plans.
You may click on any of the links above to get more info from Medicare.gov. In addition, I've summarized each part on this page.
Medicare Advantage plans provide you all the benefits of original Medicare Parts A & B, provided to you by a private insurance company that contracts with Medicare.
Many plans incorporate Part D prescription plans. In addition, the private insurance carrier can offer additional benefits not covered by original Medicare.
These plans require a detailed review of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies & medications prescribed in order to find the best plan for you.
Medicare drug plans are designed to reduce your out of pocket exposure for your prescriptions. The drug plan can be broken down into 4 stages.
I can help you break down each stage and help you predict your out-of-pocket exposure on an annual basis.
A formal review of your medications and the pharmacy of choice provides you a predictable cost. It's a good idea to review your plan on an annual basis. A simple switch in pharmacies or using mail order can sometimes make an impact on your out-of-pocket exposure.
After Medicare Parts A & B pay for your covered services, supplement plans are designed to pick up the remaining cost. If predictability of healthcare expenses is your goal, a Medicare supplement may be your best choice.
Supplement plans provide more freedom when choosing a doctor or hospital. If a doctor or hospital accepts Medicare assignment, you can use your plan with them. Fortunately, that is the majority of doctors and hospitals in the United States.
In addition, you will need to pick a Part D Prescription plan to compliment your supplement.
As an independent agent I represent multiple carriers that will vary by product and states. This is my current list of carriers. This list is subject to change.
AARP United Healthcare
Guarantee Trust Life
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mutual of Omaha
I currently hold a license in 16 states. My carrier list varies by state. My National Producer Number is #3772700.
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