Medicare Advantage Plans

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Medicare Advantage plans offer you an alternative to Original Medicare, but they come from private insurance companies that Medicare has approved to provide these benefits. For instance, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage plan must cover everything that Medicare Part A and Part B cover. It will typically also come bundled with Part D prescription coverage. Take a minute to understand how these Medicare Senior Advantage plans work.

All of our plans have a network of:

Whether you’re new to Medicare or making a change, here are some things to consider before choosing your plan.

Why Choose Medicare Senior Advantage Plans Over Original Medicare?

Top choices, like a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan, will provide benefits in a way that may help you control costs. For instance, instead of paying an annual deductible and coinsurance for a doctor’s visit, you may just pay a modest copay for each visit. When you enroll in a BCBS Medicare Advantage plan, you will also get some valuable perks that Original Medicare doesn’t provide. Examples include help with the costs of some dental and hearing services or a health club membership.

You can also choose between different kinds of Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans. For instance, these are two popular types of Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage plans in Illinois:

  • BCBS Medicare Advantage PPO: A Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO gives you the most coverage if you visit network health care providers. However, you also have the option to seek care outside the network if you don’t mind paying somewhat more.
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO: A Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare HMO has stricter network rules. You will need to seek covered services inside the network unless you have a medical emergency. In turn, you will generally enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs.

Refer to the below chart for an easy comparison to give you a better idea.

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We’ve helped seniors in Illinois maximize Medicare benefits for over 20 years. As independent agents, we serve our clients and not a particular insurance company. At the same time, our consultation will never cost you any extra money over working directly with an insurance company.

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