Managing your healthcare can feel like a full-time job, especially in the retirement years. After all, we’re all more prone to health problems as we age. The last thing you want to do is deal with piles of paperwork, spend hours on the phone tracking down providers, and experience surprise bills in the mail or at the pharmacy.
But that’s often the reality for many older Americans. Healthcare is a complex web to navigate, no matter what type of health insurance coverage you have.
But once you’re eligible for Medicare, you do have options. Many Medicare beneficiaries have found that Medicare Advantage plans are more convenient for the following reasons:
Simple eligibility. If you’re eligible for Medicare Part A and Part B, and live within a certain coverage area, then you can be eligible for one of several Medicare Advantage plans. You don’t have to pass any other criteria.
Out-of-pocket maximums. Many Medicare Advantage plans include an out-of-pocket maximum, which limits the amount of money you will pay out-of-pocket for healthcare services each year.
One plan to manage. Possibly the most popular benefit of an Advantage plan is that everything is rolled into one convenient plan that is easy to understand. Rather than dealing with Part A, Part B, and Part D, you coordinate all of your care through your Advantage plan. This can also simplify your mail and phone calls.
Of course, each Medicare Advantage plan is structured a bit differently, and they do operate through a network of providers. So, you will want to choose your plan carefully. Call one of our insurance brokers. We can help you assess your healthcare preferences and match you to an Advantage plan that suits your needs.