Medicare Advantage Plan

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Is Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare the way to go?

Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement plans help pay for some of your Medicare costs that are otherwise out-of-pocket expenses for you. These plans help with deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. Many private insurance companies sell Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans. One of these companies is Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). BCBS offers a wide variety …

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Does Medicare Advantage Have In-Network Providers?

Medicare Advantage plans are an “all in one” bundled alternative to Original Medicare. They are also called Medicare Part C or MA Plans, and they are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies that must follow Medicare’s rules. With Medicare Advantage plans, you often get more coverage than just Medicare Part A and Part B, such …

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Does Medicare Advantage Cover Prescription Drugs?

Medicare Advantage plans are another way to get your Original Medicare coverage. Also called Medicare Part C or MA Plans, Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies that are required to follow Medicare’s rules. You’ll get bundled coverage and often more coverage than just Original Medicare.  Usually, you’ll need to use health …

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What Medical Equipment Does Medicare Cover?

Under Part B and Medicare Advantage, you can get coverage for items that are deemed medically necessary. These items are typically known as durable medical equipment, which includes items or supplies that are medically necessary to maintain daily activities at home. Durable medical equipment can be used repeatedly, be used at home for a medical …

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Medicare Advantage PFFS Plan

What Is a Medicare Advantage PFFS Plan

If you have ever looked into Medicare Advantage Plan coverage options, you probably come across Private Fee For Service (PFFS) Plans. Medicare PFFS plans are not very well-known as other standard plans like Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans. What is the Medicare Private Fee for Service (PFFS) Plan? The …

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Medicare Advantage PPO

How Does a Medicare Advantage PPO Work?

Shopping for the right Medicare Advantage (MA) plans doesn’t have to be complicated. Most people mainly choose between PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) and HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations).  We will help clarify what Preferred Provider Organizations are and help you establish whether this is the right plan for you. What is a Medicare PPO (Preferred Provider …

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