What Is Medicare Advantage Plan And Why Should You Own One?

The advent of cutting-edge technology led to massive improvement in the healthcare industry but it also increased the basic expense for getting proper healthcare. The increase in medical expenses resulted in people going for medical insurances and financial coverage from different insurance agencies.

How Medical Insurance Works?

We all know that the Original Medicare plan consists of two parts Part A deals with hospital bills and Part B deals with medical bills. But in reality, there is a gap between what the insurance covers and what the actual bill the hospital provides. This may sound to be of the very small amount but it can be quite heavy at times and lead to serious financial tension among old people. The Medical Advantage Plan is the type of advantageary insurance sold by private insurance agencies which bridge the gap between the bill and sum covered under Original Medicare.

Benefits:

The Medical Advantage Plan is not a stand-alone insurance so a person must be covered under Original Medicare Insurance. Firstly, the original Medicare will cover the bills and the remaining copayments and deductibles get covered by the Medical Advantage Plan.

People often confuse Medigap with Medical Advantage Plan which helps to enhance the Medicare service but the work of Medical Advantage Plan is only to advantage the bill. There are certain benefits a person who holds a Medigap Plan enjoys as he can use this plan even in the foreign medical facility.

Limitations:

The Medigap does not cover expenses for prescribed drugs and so if a person is looking for advantageation in prescribed drugs should go for some other plan. The AARP Medical Advantage Plan is found here: https://www.medicareadvantage2019.org/aarp-medicare-advantage-plans-2019/ The Medigap also do not cover expenses for the private nursing facility; though Plan F of Medigap provides expenses for skilled nursing personnel. A person already covered under Medical Advantage Plan cannot purchase Medigap Plan at the same time.

The Medigap Plans are categorized into 10 categories and named alphabetically. The Category F Plan is one of the widely purchased plans but it is predicted that by 2020 it will become obsolete due to its high premium rates. The premium policy for each insurance agency is different from other. There are some agencies who calculate the premium amount by taking the age factor into consideration and there are some who evaluates the premium every year and considers the current age of the insurer.