Searching Medicare Advantage Plans in Arkansas? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Arkansas Medicare Advantage information and plan comparisons.
Medicare beneficiaries in Arkansas can sign up for Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to their Original Medicare coverage. Offered by private insurance companies in Arkansas, Medicare Advantage plans cover all hospitalization and medical benefits offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. Arkansas Medicare Advantage plans can offer additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and/or dental coverage.
Medicare Advantage plans offer the same benefits of Medicare Parts A and Part B with some additional coverage. Costs and coverage differ between plans. In 2011, there were 75,645 residents of Arkansas enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, accounting for 0.7% of the total national enrollment. In addition, 12% of the state's total Medicare beneficiaries, or 61,669 residents, were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan (MAPD).
Medicare Advantage plan availability and costs vary by state. Here are some statistics on availability of Advantage plans in the state of Arkansas:
Additionally, here are some statistics on Arkansas residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage:
Many Medicare Advantage plans in Arkansas also include prescription drug coverage. These plans, also known also known as Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans or MAPDs, combine health and prescription drug coverage into one private insurance plan available to Medicare beneficiaries in Arkansas.
Here are the statistics on Arkansas residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans:
It is important to compare all your available plan options when selecting a Arkansas Medicare Advantage plan. The availability and cost of Medicare Advantage plans varies depending on your state and county of residence. Premiums for a Medicare Advantage plan with the same coverage and benefits can vary between different counties within the state of Arkansas. Please note that some Medicare Advantage plans in Arkansas may offer premiums as low as $0.
You should also decide whether or not you want prescription drug coverage with your Medicare Advantage policy through a MAPD plan. Remember that Medicare Advantage plans may offer additional benefits beyond what is included in Original Medicare coverage. Hence, it is even more important to compare plans with the benefits best suited for your needs.
To start comparing Medicare Advantage plans in Arkansas today, enter your zip code above for a customized list of plans available in your area. You can also enter in your prescription drugs to further tailor your search and cost estimations.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.