Anthem Medicare Preferred Core Overview
Anthem Medicare Preferred Core for Roanoke City County, Virginia, by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Medicare Advantage plan for seniors on Medicare. PPO health insurance allows you to choose your own primary care doctor, specialists and other healthcare providers. If you're on a budget you can lower your out-of-pocket costs by using the plan's provider network.
The monthly premium on this PPO plan is $71.00. Plus, co-payments and/or co-insurances also apply to most of the healthcare services you use. However, unlike traditional Medicare your out-of-pocket expenses are capped. As a result, you won't be vulnerable to excessive medical bills due to an accident or a critical illness.
Anthem Medicare Preferred Core Quality Rating
After its first year on the market, the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) gives each Medicare Advantage plan an overall one to five star rating. The unbiased quality assessment assists people when comparing plans. Medicare Advantage plans with five stars have the highest quality, whereas a one star plan has the lowest quality.
The CMS has awarded Anthem Medicare Preferred Core Average as compared to all others (as of 15 October, 2013).out of 5 stars. That means Medicare deems this plan
Anthem Medicare Preferred Core Out-of-Pocket Expenses
By law, Medicare Advantage plans have an out-of-pocket limit of $6,700 per year. That said, plans can offer an out-of-pocket maximum as low as $3,400 per year. This plan's out-of-pocket spending limit is $4,500 per year. This amount is not inclusive of your monthly premium or the cost of your prescriptions. It's only what you pay when you receive heathcare services.
What this means to you is that you will no longer make co-payments or co-insurance payments when your out-of-pocket spending reaches $4,500. This is your safety net in the event of a critical illness or a serious accident. It protects you from serious financial liability and it should be carefully considered along with the premium and the co-payments.When comparing Anthem Medicare Preferred Core with traditional Medicare benefits, don't forget that you pay about twenty percent of all healthcare expenses covered by Part A and Part B, but there is no out-of-pocket limit. In other words, you have a lot of risk unless you get a Medigap policy to cover the gaps.
Compare Medicare Health Insurance Plans
Make sure you get the best health insurance for your unique situation. Compare Anthem Medicare Preferred Core with these Medicare Advantage plans:
- HumanaChoice H2542-004
- Carilion Clinic Medicare Health Plan Silver
- Carilion Clinic Medicare Health Plan Gold
- HumanaChoice R5826-003
- Humana Gold Choice H8145-041
Anthem Medicare Preferred Core is available in the following Virginia cities: Roanoke, and all other areas of Roanoke City County.
CMS File Date: January 14, 2014.
This Medicare health insurance catalog is maintained by 10/26/2014.and was last updated on