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Medicare eligibility in Iowa means that you’re qualified to receive help paying for your healthcare coverage. The state of Iowa offers six different Medicare Advantage plans to those who are Medicare eligible. Medicare Advantage plans are healthcare plans offered by companies who have contracts with Medicare to provide prescription medication benefits. These companies work with Medicare Part A, Part B, and sometimes Part D benefits.

 

However, Medicare Advantage doesn’t cause you to lose your Medicare benefits, they simply are distributed in a different way. Plans are available for anyone who receives Medicare benefits, with the exception of those who are in end-stage renal disease. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency can help you learn about Medicare Advantage. Iowa licensed agents can help you find which plan will be best for you after you have become Medicare eligible.

Iowa Medicare Plans

The state of Iowa offers a total of six plans under Medicare Advantage. Iowa residents can choose:

  • HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)
  • POS (Point of Service option along with HMO)
  • PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)
  • PPFS (Private Fee-For-Service)
  • SNP (Special Needs Plan)
  • MSA (Medical Savings Account)

Some counties also offer a special health plan known as a “cost plan.” HealthMarkets’ licensed agents can help you determine which plan you qualify for, and then help you enroll in that plan to get the most out of your Medicare eligibility. In Iowa, Medicare eligibility has allowed 46,399 individuals a savings of $37,465,256 (about $809 per beneficiary).

Don’t miss out on the benefits of Medicare in Iowa if you’re eligible, become part of the 8.2 million people nationwide that have saved over $11.5 billion on prescription drugs. To learn more about Medicare eligibility in Iowa and what Medicare Advantage plan will work best for you, contact HealthMarkets’ licensed agents now—online, by phone, or in person.

Sources: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html  

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