Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare contracts with Medicare Advantage companies to provide all of your Medicare benefits in one simple plan, including additional coverage you may need. Many Medicare Advantage plans offer or include your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. When you join a Medicare Advantage plan, you are still in Medicare, but you won’t have to use your Medicare card to obtain services. Your Medicare Advantage plan will provide all of your Part A (hospital) and Part B (medical) coverage as well as other medically necessary services. Because much of the cost of these programs is provided through a government contract, premiums are generally lower than what you might pay for a Medicare Supplement plan or other private health plan.
North Texas Specialty Physicians participates in the following Medicare Advantage Plans:
Care N’ Care: a Medicare Advantage organization created by local doctors for residents of Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area. Care N’ Care offers both PPO and HMO plans that include additional benefits beyond those provided by traditional Medicare including lower costs than most Medicare Supplements, low-cost prescriptions, and prescription coverage within the coverage gap. You can choose local doctors who are convenient to you, with freedom from referrals.
UnitedHealthcare: offers a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan with a Medicare contract where members choose from a network of doctors and hospitals. In this type of plan, local doctors oversee and coordinate your care, often resulting in premium savings and additional healthcare benefits. Many HMO plans offer wellness benefits, prescription drug coverage, and additional medical benefits not provided by traditional Medicare.
Humana: offers a Medicare Advantage HMO plan with a Medicare contract that provides broad coverage. It includes all the benefits of traditional Medicare and may include prescription drug coverage and many extras. With this plan you choose a doctor from the broad network to coordinate your care.
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