Finding Medicare Advantage plans in Virginia can require careful consideration. When you reach Medicare eligibility, you have many options available to you that can meet your medical and financial needs. Let a representative at HealthMarkets Insurance Agency help you learn about your Medicare options and whether the Advantage or Original plan will work right for you.
Quick Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Facts for Virginia
- 1 million of Virginia’s state residents are currently enrolled in Medicare.
- 141,000 of those individuals are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
- Due to new laws required no deductible or copay for preventive care under Medicare - 918,207 residents of VA took advantage of one or more preventive services in 2013, keeping Virginia healthier.
- Prescription drugs are more affordable than ever. Residents in VA with Medicare have saved almost $254,474,933 total on their prescriptions.
How does Medicare Advantage work?
Instead of receiving benefits directly from Medicare, some Medicare recipients elect to have their benefits distributed via a third-party private provider. This means Medicare pays the private provider a lump sum each month and in turn you receive all of your medical services via the provider.
Medicare Advantage combines Parts A (hospital) and B (medical) - like Original Medicare. In addition, it usually includes Part D (drug coverage). Original Medicare doesn’t include part D. You are still enrolled in the Medicare program if you chose a Medicare Advantage plan. If you have a pre-existing condition, you can still enroll in Medicare Advantage. The only exception is ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease).
For any questions regarding Medicare Advantage, Virginia residents are encouraged to contact HealthMarkets. Our representatives are available 24/7 either online, by phone, or in person, and are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Medicare Advantage in Virginia. Our services comes at no cost to you.
Let HealthMarkets Find Medicare Advantage Plans in Virginia
When in doubt about Medicare Advantage, Virginia residents’ best bet is to contact a HealthMarkets licensed representative who can answer their questions. We go above and beyond in making your health insurance shopping experience a pleasant one.