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Many nationally recognized companies offer Medicare Advantage in Iowa, and making the right call about Medicare Advantage or opting for Original Medicare can be difficult. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency can help you understand the difference in Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare. As of 2011, 74,380 residents were enrolled in Medicare Advantage in Iowa. The population of Iowa is expected to grow by 22.4% by the year 2030 with more individuals than ever eligible for Medicare. As this demographic expands, Medicare wants to help expand your knowledge on Medicare Advantage in Iowa—what it is and what option is best for you.

 

Types of Medicare Advantage in Iowa

In Iowa, there are six distinct types of plans under Medicare Advantage. Iowa residents can enjoy plans from insurance companies recognized nationwide that they know and trust combined with plans to suit every budget. Before enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, there are several considerations to make, including:

  • Whether your doctor participates in your chosen plan with Medicare Advantage. Iowa physicians, hospitals and specialists can each decide whether to accept each plan. Make sure the doctors you like to see accept the plan you choose.
  • Whether the plan offers drug coverage. If not, you may need to purchase a separate policy, which can inflate costs.
  • How much the plan costs. Most Medicare Advantage Iowa plans cost less than the combined cost of supplemental (Medigap) plans and Part D coverage, but that's not always true. HealthMarkets agents can help you make an accurate comparison.
  • What benefits the plan offers. Because most Medicare Advantage plans offer special benefits for members, choosing one with perks you'll use is a smart move. Dental, vision and hearing are some of the benefits that many of the best Medicare Advantage plans offer.

Speak with your HealthMarkets agent today to find out more about Medicare Advantage. Iowa licensed agents are waiting to help you find the right plan for your specific needs today.

Source(s): http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html

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