The respected senior citizen (R.E) can only take Medicare Part B and pay the additional deductible and co-insurance expenses. Part B has no prescription coverage. Most people choose to supplement their Medicare coverage. Once this decision is made, the respected senior citizen (R.E) has the option to buy a supplement or exchange his Medicare for a Medicare Advantage plans.
Advantage has the feeling of being free or at least very economical. Medicare pays a premium to a local health plan that will take a respected senior (R.E) as a client in one of its plans. Depending on the plan, there may not be a prize or a relatively small prize. The respected senior citizen (R.E) no longer has Medicare but uses his HMO insurance card.
Just like many people, you may have found it difficult to understand Medicare and its benefits. Plans, POS, Medicare Advantage plans, Parts, copayments, PPO, HMO, coinsurance, deductibles, Medicare Supplement, etc. are terms that seems very common. You do not have to be a Medicare expert to understand its benefits and options. The first step is to get a clear understanding of some Medicare basics.
Medicare consists of four parts. Each part is designated by a letter. A – D
Medicare Part A covers lodging, food, and other expenses in a hospitalization situation. This may include a hospital, a qualified nursing facility and hospice care. Part A of Medicare has a co-insurance and deductible which you have to pay for. Many individuals do not pay any Part A premium. For those over 65 who wish to change their health insurance plan, this year may be a good time to return to the supplemental plan, as many of the private service plan rates have been phased out. 2011 Most insurance companies went from plans without doctors or hospitals to health and health care plans. If your plan has been eliminated, you can return to a supplemental health insurance plan.
The two main reasons for opting for a supplement plan instead of an Advantage plan is the freedom to choose your doctor and hospital, many of the supplement plans also cover all costs that Medicare does not cover. When choosing a supplemental plan, check which ones pay your hospital deductible and which pay your deductible for medical appointments. Remember that you must also sign up for a revenue plan separately. If you don’t take too many medicines now, you can choose a basic plan for now. Each year, you can change your revenue plan.