Medicare Advantage Coverage and Costs
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Medicare Advantage Coverage and Costs

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May 27, 2014

Generally, beneficiaries must continue to pay their Medicare Part B premium when they belong to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. For most, this just means their Part B premium will continue to be deducted from their monthly Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefit. However, some MA plans charge an extra plan premium that members must pay in addition to their Part B premium. Still other MA plans pay some or all of Part B premiums for members as an extra benefit.

MA plans often require members to pay copayments or coinsurance when they receive medical care. The plans set how much these charges will be. It's important your clients understand these charges as they are likely to differ from what Original Medicare Parts A and B charges.

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