AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 Overview
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 for Suffolk County, Massachusetts, by UnitedHealthcare, is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Medicare Advantage plan for seniors on Medicare. It gives you all of the same health insurance benefits as traditional Medicare and offers extras that Medicare does not cover.
The insurance premium is $0.00 per month. You also have co-payments and/or co-insurances with each healthcare service that you use. You can learn more about the basic coverage costs on the co-payments page.
The real benefit of an HMO plan like AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 is lower, predictable out-of-pocket expenses. Although more restrictive than traditional Medicare, a Medicare Advantage HMO plan limits your annual out-of-pocket costs. With Medicare Parts A and B, there's no cap, leaving you vulnerable to excessive medical bills.
With an HMO you are required to use healthcare providers in the plan's network. If you don't you will incur additional costs. Also, be aware that your primary care physician must make refer you before you see a specialist.
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 Quality Rating
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reviews and rates the quality of all Medicare Advantage plans. The 1 (worst) to 5 (best) star ratings assist people considering plans and offer an unbiased measure of quality.
The CMS has awarded AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 Above Average as compared to all others (as of 15 October, 2013).out of 5 stars. That means Medicare deems this plan
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 Out-of-Pocket Expenses
Medicare Advantage plans are limited to a maximum out-of-pocket limit of $6,700 (annually). This out-of-pocket limit does not include your prescriptions or your monthly premiums. It only applies to your costs for healthcare services.
Although the mandatory limit is $6,700, the CMS allows plans to offer a lower limit that can be as low as $3,400. The out-of-pocket limit on this plan is $6,700. Be sure to take into consideration, along with the premium and the co-payments, when making your enrollment decision.
If you are comparing AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 with your traditional Medicare benefits, it's important to remember that there are no limits to your out-of-pocket expenses with Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B. If you keep your traditional Medicare benefits, the only way to avoid high medical bills is to purchase Medicare Supplement insurance to supplement your coverage.
Compare Medicare Health Insurance Plans
Make sure you get the best health insurance for your unique situation. Compare AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 with these Medicare Advantage plans:
- AARP MedicareComplete Plan 2
- Medicare PPO Blue PlusRx
- Medicare PPO Blue ValueRx
- Medicare PPO Blue SaverRx
- Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Prime Rx Plus
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 is available in the following Massachusetts cities: Boston, Roxbury, Roxbury Crossing, Dorchester, Dorchester Center, Mattapan, South Boston, Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Allston, Brighton, Hyde Park, Readville, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, and all other areas of Suffolk County.
CMS File Date: October 15, 2014.
This Medicare health insurance catalog is maintained by 10/26/2014.and was last updated on