Compared to Original Medicare or a Supplement plan, a Medicare Advantage plan could save you money and expand your benefits.
Below are the standard benefits available on all Medicare Advantage plans.
Based on the plan offerings in your county, some plans may offer these additional benefits.
Medicare Advantage offers:
Costs vary based on the plan you choose. Medicare Advantage plans, unlike Supplement plans, have low or no monthly premium—so your monthly costs will likely go down if you switch. With Medicare Advantage, you pay as you use your plan. Copayments (“fee for service” at the doctor) and coinsurance are low, predictable costs on Medicare Advantage plans.
You’ve likely heard a lot of buzz around Medicare Advantage plans—and it’s not unwarranted! Medicare Advantage offers wide networks, low costs, and all-in-one coverage. Thanks to funding from the federal government, Medicare Advantage plans continue to become stronger every year by offering greater value and enhanced benefits.
Insurance companies have greatly enhanced their Medicare Advantage benefits. Some benefits you might expect to see include a monthly grocery card and dental, vision, and hearing flexible spending benefit card. These perks are on top of Medicare Advantage’s existing benefits—often including dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug coverage, telehealth, fitness memberships, over-the-counter allowances, and more.
We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please visit Medicare.gov or call 1.800.MEDICARE for more information on all of your options. We offer Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan options with the following carriers: AARP United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Devoted, Essence Healthcare, Humana, MediGold, and Medical Mutual of Ohio.
*Our data team calculated this figure based on information from our clients. Further this figure is supported by Better Medicare Alliance's 2022 "State of Medicare Advantage" report, which stated that "Medicare Advantage beneficiariees spent $1,965 less on OOP (out-of-pocket) costs and premiums." (p. 17)