PPO or PFFS. An HMO plan is the most restrictive plan. You may only go to doctors and hospitals that are in their network unless there is an emergency. A PPO plan has what they call In Network doctors and hospitals. You are also allowed to go outside the network. If you go outside the network 项俊波被双开 莫迪独立日讲话

Insurance Medicare Supplemental Insurance plan or more commonly known as Medigap insurance plan can help you fill the gap of medical coverage that Medicare will not cover. Before purchasing a Medicare supplement policy you first need to understand how Medicare works. There are three main parts to Medicare. Par A, B, and D. Part A and B work together. They cover the hospital and doctor. Part D is for prescription drugs. Medicare Part A covers a wide range of hospitalization and inpatient services. Most people receive Part A automatically when they turn 65, or if they are disabled for 24 months. For 2011 if you go to a hospital you will pay a $1,132.00 deductible for the first 60 days. Then after the first 60 days you will pay a $283.00 per day co-pay for days 61-90 and a $566.00 per day co-pay for days 91-150. A hospitalization and inpatient service includes inpatient care in hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care. Nearly all medically necessary services are covered. Medicare Part B helps pay for doctors services, outpatient, and other medically necessary services that arent covered under Part A. There are some preventative services that are also covered. There is a premium paid to Medicare for Part B. The 2011 Part B monthly premium remains $96.40 if the beneficiary drew Social Security before 2010 and earned less than $85,000.00 a year, if single or $170,000.00 a year if married. If the beneficiary met income requirements, but did not draw social security before 2010, the premium is $115.40. If you do not meet the income requirements, you will pay more. Medicare Part B premiums are only one of the cost. For 2011 you must pay a $162.00 annual deductible. After you have paid your annual deductible your share is generally 20% of the bill. Medicare Part D was added in 2006 and provides prescription drug coverage to Medicare recipients. Unlike Part A and B, you do not have coverage until you enroll with a private company. You will have two main choices as to additional coverage. A Medicare Supplement or a Medicare Advantage plan A Medicare supplement policy pays after Medicare. So your health care bills are paid by Medicare and the Medicare supplement policy. There are 10 standard plans identified with letters in the alphabet (A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N). A Medicare supplement plan fills in the gaps that Medicare does not cover. With a Med-Sup policy your drug coverage will always be a different policy. Medicare Advantage plans are also called Part C. With a Medicare Advantage plan the insurance companies are under contract with Medicare and are paid each month by Medicare. The reason why they are paid by Medicare is because Medicare no longer pays a portion of your medical bill, your bill is paid by the Medicare Advantage plan. Be assured you are still part of Medicare and you still get all the same rights and protection. There are three main types of Medicare Advantage plans . An HMO, PPO or PFFS. An HMO plan is the most restrictive plan. You may only go to doctors and hospitals that are in their network unless there is an emergency. A PPO plan has what they call In Network doctors and hospitals. You are also allowed to go outside the network. If you go outside the network (known as Out of Network) you normally would have higher co-pays or deductibles than you would if you would stay in the network. A PFFS plan allows you to go to any doctor or hospital that would accept the plans terms and conditions. There is not a network with this type of plan. For the most part PFFS plans have been eliminated in 2011. Normally with a Medicare Advantage plan you will have lower premiums but higher co-pays and deductible than a Med-Sup. Then you have your Medicare Part D coverage which is also referred to as prescription drug plan and it can either come as a stand alone plan or part of a Medicare Advantage plan. The cost associated with a Medicare Part D plan can be a monthly premium, deductible and co-pays. Most plans have what is called tiers. The cost of the drug would determine what tier the drug is in. The higher the tier the higher the co-pay would be. Medicare Part D plans have a coverage gap (called the "donut hole"). This means for 2011 once you and the insurance company have spent $2,840.00, your insurance coverage will stop. You will have to pay the full cost of your prescription drugs, until the total cost of your drugs reach $4,550.00. Starting in 2011 you will get up to a 50% discount on covered brand-name prescription during the donut hole. Once through the donut hole, the out of pocket cost are drastically reduced. Medicare Part D plans can vary drastically from one company to the next in what drugs are covered and what you will pay in co-pays for your drugs. The Medicare Supplemental Insurance rates can increase by as n=much as 20%, so you need to have a good trusted insurance agent who can help you in shifting to a much reasonable Medicare Insurance agency and help save you money. A good GoMedigap insurance agent can help you understand the companies that will cover you based on any medical conditions and get you the best combo of pricing and benefits in one go. So it is better that you research on the Medicare plans you choose and even after you have got one, dig deep into the plan rates and insurance premium conditions so that in case you are not satisfied you can switch to a better Medicare insurance agency. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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