Current as of 11/19/2020
Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies approved by Medicare. These plans are also known as Medicare Part C. Medicare Advantage Plans are built to help individuals age actively. They often include prescription drug coverage and extra benefits. Aetna’s Medicare Advantage Plans cover doctors and hospitalization in one simple plan.
Plans may also include:
While plans vary, some additional benefits of Medicare Advantage Plans include: Dental, vision, and hearing coverage and fitness club memberships.
Aetna currently offers HMO, PPO, HMO plans.
The costs may differ from the costs paid with Original Medicare. Here are some of the main differences.
After choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan, the beneficiary will continue to pay a monthly Part B premium to Medicare and sometimes pay a premium to the company that provides the plan. But there are some Medicare Advantage Plans that don’t charge an additional premium.
While Original Medicare has standard deductibles, they can vary among Medicare Advantage Plans. And some plans don’t require a deductible at all.
Individuals may pay a smaller copayment – a set amount you pay for care – with Medicare Advantage for a doctor visit than they would under Original Medicare.
Aetna Plan offerings and considerations may vary by plan and by geographies. Provider participation varies by state.
Insurance carriers don’t offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all states or all counties in a state.