Medicare Advantage Plans are a great alternative to traditional Medicare, and are offered by numerous insurance companies, including Humana, Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. These plans replace Medicare Parts A and B and many times bundle in Part D prescription drug coverage as well in addition to other benefits not covered by traditional Medicare, such as dental, wellness programs, and vision coverage – many times at lower cost. Humana is one of the largest providers of Medicare Advantage plans, and in 2020, Humana will continue to provide excellent coverage and benefits through their Medicare Advantage Plans. We can help you figure out if Humana’s Medicare Advantage 2020 plans are the best plan for you – use our free online quote generator or call us today to talk through your options. We can help you understand the difference between Medicare Advantage (MA) and traditional Medicare and what a PPO vs HMO might mean for you, and if Humana offers Medicare Advantage plans in your state. It can be difficult to figure out whether you should stick with traditional Medicare with a Medicare Supplement plan vs Medicare advantage, and we can help you sort through all of your options. Some beneficiaries like the great flexibility of traditional Medicare, while other beneficiaries frequently enjoy the lower costs and additional benefits offered by many Medicare Advantage plans. During open enrollment, as long as you have been continuously enrolled as a Medicare beneficiary, you can always switch between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan or vice versa.
Currently, Humana provides several Medicare Advantage plans offering a range of benefits and costs, including Humana Gold Plus HMO, Humana Choice PPO, and Humana Gold Choice PPFS. Humana’s Medicare Advantage HMO plan is a traditional Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) style plan that includes all of the benefits of traditional Medicare, but may also include some extra benefits as well. With an HMO, you save on costs by staying within Humana’s large provider network. For beneficiaries looking for a bit more flexibility, Humana Choice PPO is a preferred provider organization that allows you to visit any Medicare approved provider, but with additional cost savings if you stay within Humana’s network. Humana is also unique in that they provide an additional Medicare Advantage plan type – a Private Fee for Service (PFFS) plan that allows you to visit any Medicare approved doctors or providers who accept Humana’s plan terms and conditions. These plan types are likely to continue to be offered by Humana in 2020, giving you a range of plans that balance costs vs provider flexibility.
Humana Medicare Advantage Plans all come with access to a HumanaFirst Nurse Advice Line, where you can talk to a registered nurse 24/7 at no added cost. This great benefit allows you to get medical advice from a trusted source from the comfort of your home at any time of day and is part of Humana’s commitment to providing their Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with added benefits beyond traditional Medicare to keep you healthy and costs low. In 2020, Humana will likely continue to offer these additional benefits as a part of their Medicare Advantage plans. These benefits are unique to Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans and are not offered through traditional Medicare, even with supplemental insurance. And although many companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, AARP, and Cigna offer Medicare Advantage plans, not all of these other plan sponsors include all of the additional benefits that Humana offers, or the numerous types of Medicare Advantage plans offered by Humana.
As a part of their commitment to wellness, Humana also offers free membership to Silver Sneakers gyms nationwide at no additional cost to Humana Medicare Advantage enrollees. Humana’s commitment to wellness extends beyond beneficiaries, and is woven into their corporate DNA. In addition to focusing on protecting and improving the health of their beneficiaries, Humana extends their wellness efforts to employees and the communities in which their employees and members live and work. Humana has received awards and recognition from the American Heart Association, the Human Rights Campaign, and numerous other leading organizations for their commitment to community and wellness. These corporate values extend to the plans they offer and the benefits they provide to their Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. More than just selling insurance, Humana is in the wellness business.
As one of the largest Medicare Advantage providers in the U.S. Humana Medicare Advantage beneficiaries also have access to potentially discounted prescription drugs through Humana’s mail-order pharmacy where your medications can be sent directly to your home, skipping a visit to the pharmacy. It is highly likely that Humana will continue this benefit as part of their 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans, continuing to provide beneficiaries with convenience and cost savings. Bundling prescription drug coverage into a Medicare Advantage Plan (MAPD) such as Humana does for many of their Medicare Advantage Plans means that you can access all of your Medicare benefits through one, single coordinated plan and don’t have to worry about whether something is covered by Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, or Medicare Part D. Medicare Advantage takes all of these different parts of Medicare and puts them under one roof, making things simpler and more streamlined for you.
Looking at the many extra benefits that Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans offer today will help you plan for the upcoming year so you can start to understand what benefits Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans will have in 2020. Many times, for the same exact cost as your traditional Medicare premium, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan with extra benefits but no additional cost. Humana offers a range of Medicare Advantage plans so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. By thinking ahead to 2020, you can start planning for the upcoming year and have all of the information you need to make an informed choice and understand the differences between traditional Medicare and the types of MA plans, from PPOs to HMOs to PPFS plans. We are here to help you figure out if a Humana Medicare Advantage Plan is offered in your area, and which one of these plans might be right for you. Use our free online quote generator or give us a call today.