Medicare Advantage Plan News
Which Carrier Should I Choose?
There are several carriers to choose from. Many Medicare Advantage Carriers offer many extras such as gym memberships (SilverSneakers®), dental insurance, vision coverage, hearing benefits, over the counter items and many other benefits. Each plan has a service area, so a Medicare Advantage plan that is offered in San Antonio will be different than most plans you would see in Mcallen or Dallas/Fort Worth. This is why using a local independent agent is so important.
Why Speak With a Local Independent Agent?
We believe that speaking with a local agent the most important decision you can make when shopping for a Medicare Advantage Plan. If you’re speaking to someone who is not in your city, metro area or even your state, how would they know all they need to about the local market
Do Plans Differ Based On Where I Live?
Yes! This is the reason that we believe in meeting with a local agent. Each individual has different needs. This is why we do not use a call center to enroll our clients. We believe that local agents are the best way to select a plan.
How Are Medicare Advantage Plans Rated?
Medicare uses information from member satisfaction surveys, plans, and health care providers to give overall performance star ratings to plans. A plan can get a rating between 1 and 5 stars with 5 being the best rating. A 5-star rating is considered excellent while a 1-star rating would probably result in you choosing another plan. These ratings help you compare plans based on quality and performance. Medicare updates these ratings each fall for the following year because these ratings can change each year. For more information on star ratings, visit www.medicare.gov.