October 6, 2016
PlanPrescriber is a good source you can check for Medicare information. A division of eHealth, Inc., PlanPrescriber provides objective educational materials as well as comparison tools for Medicare plan options.
If you’d like to learn more about the Medicare program and its different parts, PlanPrescriber is happy to help. We offer a catalogue of topics, from Medicare enrollment periods to Medicare costs, to help you understand Medicare and your coverage options. Just explore the menu at the top of this page, or type a phrase into the Search box above, to find information about various Medicare topics.
PlanPrescriber features a free and easy-to-use online tool that lets you compare the prices and benefits of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans in your area. This tool is obligation-free, meaning you don’t have to sign up for Medicare plans through us if you use it.
Here are the types of Medicare plan options that PlanPrescriber can help you find:
- Medicare Advantage plans: These plans are offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to deliver your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits. Hospice care is the exception; it’s still covered under Part A. Some plans may include extra benefits such as prescription drug coverage, routine vision or dental, and/or routine hearing benefits.
- Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans: Stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans may cover your medications. These plans can work alongside your Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, coverage. Each plan maintains its own formulary, or list of covered drugs. A plan’s formulary may change at any time. You will receive notice from your plan when necessary.
- Medicare Supplement insurance, also called Medigap: These policies may help pay for some of Original Medicare’s out-of-pocket costs, like deductibles, and copayments. Medicare Supplement plans are standardized with lettered names in 47 states (Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have differently standardized plans). If you sign up for a Medicare Supplement plan during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period (OEP), your acceptance into the plan is guaranteed, even if you have health problems. The Medigap OEP starts when you’re at least 65 years old and enrolled in Medicare Part B.
Different standardized Medicare Supplement plans cover different portions of Medicare Part A and Part B out-of-pocket costs. Some plans may include other innovative benefits. Availability and premium amounts may vary among plans.
We want to help you find Medicare coverage that may work for you, both in terms of price and coverage. Our leading technology, far-reaching partnerships, consumer advocacy, and industry expertise enable us to help you evaluate your needs and zero in on the Medicare plan options that may fit your situation. Whether you’re about to enroll in Medicare or are simply wondering if your current insurance may be right for you, feel free to get in touch with us. We can help.
With a staff of over 300 knowledgeable licensed insurance agents, PlanPrescriber (an eHealth company) can make understanding Medicare easier for you. PlanPrescriber is ready to help you with complimentary quotes, coverage expertise, and personalized assistance.
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