If you are employed right now and are approaching the retiring age, it is time you consider about taking Medicare advantage plans. It is essential and it comes at the right age when you are in need, at 65 years. Moreover it offers you a good time of 7 months to plan and decide the plan you wish to enrol. The 7 months period takes into account 3 months before and after your birthday month, inclusive of the birthday month when you attain 65 years. There are benefits of Medicare supplement plans:
- Guaranteed renewable policies: If there are health problems also do not worry, the Medicare supplement plans are standardized and so they offer renewable guaranteed policies. This means the insurance companies do not cancel if you are paying the premiums on time and thus the policy gets renewed automatically every year.
- Liberty to choose doctor: There is the facility of choosing a doctor of your choice and the only thing you have to confirm is they approve Medicare, so that your coverage is assured. You also can choose your choice of hospital to visit. There is Medicare SELECT policy that is also Medicare supplement plans types that wants providers and hospitals to use its network.
- Various plans: Medicare supplement plans give coverage’s counting to around 10 standard plans and also pay the costs of Original Medicare that it does not cover. The plans offering more coverage are expensive and need monthly high premiums and if you are accept less expensive premiums, then the coverage is less.
- Standardized policies: The Medicare advantage plans have 10 standardized policies that are Medicare approved and Federal regulated. All the ten plans are separate and do not have similarity. The only advantage is that as they are standardized policies, regardless of the insurer or the place you live, the policies plans are the same. However, the pricing varies with each insurance agency. However, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Minnesota have different standards of plans.
- Control over options: There is no hard and fast rule to choose particular plans.
With Medicare advantage plans, you can choose your choice of plan that you believe meets our requirement. In fact, you can add Part D, Medicare prescription drug. You can also get this as stand-alone drug plan serving in your area, so that the coverage is sure. Having Part D Medicare plan, even as stand-alone in association with Original Medicare helps a lot. This is because the original Medicare takes care of Medical and hospital cover, the Part D covers prescription drug and your Medicare.