Empire MediBlue Freedom I Nassau County, NY Medicare Advantage Plan

CMS Rating:Empire MediBlue Freedom I, a 2014 Medicare Advantage plan for Nassau County, NY seniors, has an average CMS rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars.
Plan Year:2014
Monthly Premium:$50.00
Includes Part D:Yes
Part D Deductible:$125.00
Mail Order Pharmacy:No
Part D Gap Coverage:No Gap Coverage
Plan ID:H3342-012
For Residents Of:Nassau County, NY
Plan Brochure:Empire MediBlue Freedom I Medicare Advantage plan Summary of Benefits for Nassau County, NY
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Medicare Advantage Plan Summary & Benefits

Empire MediBlue Freedom I Medicare Advantage Plan for Nassau County, New York seniors on Medicare.Empire MediBlue Freedom I (H3342-012), Preferred Provider Organization Advantage Plan, Nassau County, NY by Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Empire MediBlue Freedom I is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health insurance plan for seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries in Nassau County, New York with Medicare benefits. A Medicare Advantage PPO plan gives you freedom to choose which doctors, specialists, and hospitals you visit. You can lower your costs when you use network providers. Plus, predictable copayments and coinsurance make it easier for you to budget healthcare costs. The monthly premium is $50.00.

Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) Expense

All Medicare Advantage plans have a maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP) limit of $6,700. This is mandated by law. However, plans like Empire MediBlue Freedom I are allowed to offer a voluntary MOOP as low as $3,400.The Empire MediBlue Freedom I Medicare Advantage plan MOOP is $4,500. This figure does not include your monthly premium or the cost of your prescriptions (Part D Coverage).

What this means is that as soon as your copayments and coinsurance for doctor visits and hospital care reaches $4,500, you will no longer pay copayment or coinsurance for the remainder of the year. This is your guarantee that a critical illness or serious accident will protect you from financial liability. It's just as important as the premiums and the co-payments.

When comparing Medicare Advantage plans with traditional Medicare, don't forget that you pay about twenty percent of all covered expenses, but there's no limit. That means you have a lot of risk unless you purchase a Medicare supplement policy to cover the gap.

CMS 5-Star Rating

After its first year on the market, each Medicare Advantage plan receives a one to five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The relative quality assessment of health insurance by CMS assists people who are considering enrollment. Plans with five stars represent the highest quality, whereas a one star plan has the worst quality.

The Empire MediBlue Freedom I Medicare Advantage plan has received a 3.0 out of 5 star average rating. Overall, CMS considers this plan to be Average (as of 15 October, 2013).

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Empire MediBlue Freedom I Availability

Empire MediBlue Freedom I is available in Carle Place, East Norwich, Bellerose Village, Sea Cliff, West Hempstead, Syosset, Uniondale, Massapequa, Oyster Bay, Levittown, Hempstead, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Manhasset, Glen Cove, Williston Park, Locust Valley, Malverne, Port Washington, East Meadow, Merrick, Glen Head, Old Bethpage, Woodbury, Baldwin, Island Park, Atlantic Beach, Massapequa Park, Long Beach, Greenvale, Glenwood Landing, Inwood, Wantagh, Westbury, Freeport, Roslyn, Oceanside, Floral Park, Albertson, Mill Neck, Point Lookout, Bayville, Garden City, Lynbrook, Great Neck, Franklin Square, Bellmore, Hicksville, Hewlett, Roslyn Heights, South Floral Park, Farmingdale, Mineola, Seaford, Valley Stream, New Hyde Park, Plainview, Rockville Centre, Old Westbury, East Rockaway, Roosevelt, Lawrence, Jericho, Bethpage, Elmont, and all other locations in Nassau County.

This page was last updated on: 8/18/2014