Lasso Healthcare is a 2019 Medicare Advantage plan from Lasso Healthcare that's available in Washakie County, Wyoming. It's a Medical Savings Account (MSA) plan for people with Medicare Part A and Part B benefits. It does not include prescription drug benefits (no Part D).
MSA plans have two distinct components. The first component is high-deductible health insurance that does not assist you with the cost of your healthcare services until your out-of-pocket spending reaches the annual deductible. The second component is a medical savings account into which Medicare deposits money you can use to help pay for your healthcare. You can use money from the savings account to pay your health care costs before you meet the deductible.
You have complete freedom to choose the doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers you use, so long as they accept Medicare payment, the plan's terms and conditions for payment, and agree to treat you.
In addition to the monthly premium, you pay all costs until the deductible is met, then the plan kicks in to pay its share. Members get all of the benefits covered by Original Medicare. For some of these benefits, you may pay more.
These are the areas of the plan that are important to compare and review:
- Premium: This is the amount you will pay monthly, above and beyond your Medicare Part B.
- Maximum-Out-Of-Pocket (MOOP): This is the most you will pay for co-pays and co-insurance before the plan pays 100%.
- CMS Ratings: Important measurements across 5 different areas that will help you understand how well this plan will care for you.
- Prescription Coverage: Not included with this plan.
- Co-pays & Co-insurance: If you see the doctor regularly, including specialists, you need to know what you'll pay for each visit.
NOTE: Medicare will deposit $2,000 into your MSA savings account. For members who join after January 1, this amount will be adjusted (pro-rated) for the number of months remaining in the year.
IMPORTANT: If you're considering Lasso Healthcare but the high deductible scares you, understand that money spent for Medicare-covered services counts toward your plan's deductible. When you reach the out-of-pocket limit, the MSA plan pays your Medicare-approved healthcare costs in full. Plus, money in your account rolls over, year after year. It's not lost.
NOTE: This plan does not include prescription drug coverage. To get it, you can add one of the stand-alone Medicare Part D plans available in Wyoming.
How Much Does Lasso Healthcare Cost?
The premium on this plan is $57.00 per month. Plus, you must continue to pay your monthly Medicare Part B premium. Co-payments and/or co-insurances also apply with most healthcare services, except preventative care mandated by CMS (see H1924-003 Summary of Benefits below).
IMPORTANT: When evaluating this plan, look past the monthly premium. Identify the costs of the healthcare services you use most. Only then will you uncover the plan's value for your personal situation.
What is the Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) Limit?
Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans must set an annual Maximum Out-of-Pocket limit on inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Lasso Healthcare plan MOOP is $- . Once you reach this amount of spending on your co-payments, all of your Medicare Part A and Part B services will be covered at no additional charge.
Plans can set their MOOP at a voluntary level of $0 to $3,400 (for in-network services) or a mandatory $3,401 to $6,700 (in-network). Combined totals for in-network and out-of-network are generally higher.
NOTE: MOOP does not include what you spend on monthly premiums. It also does not apply to your prescription drugs or Part D deductible.
CRITICAL: It is important to evaluate the combined annual MA/MAPD premiums and MOOP versus what you might expect to pay for a Medicare Supplement in Washakie County. Some Medicare Supplements offer less overall financial risk than Medicare Advantage.
Lasso Healthcare is a new plan for 2019. As such it has not been rated by CMS.
NOTE: Many new plans enter the market with low premiums and low co-pays. Remember, it's important to evaluate plans every year. This is particularly true with new plans.
Does Lasso Healthcare include Medicare Part D?
This plan does not include prescription drug coverage. You can get prescription coverage by joining one of the Medicare Part D Plans in Wyoming.
How Much are the Copays & Co-Insurance?
In this Summary of Benefits section we outline high-level information about the plan's co-payment and co-insurance costs for inpatient, outpatient, preventive care, transportation and other healthcare services.
Lasso Healthcare vs. Medigap
To compare Lasso Healthcare with a Medigap plan (Medicare supplemental insurance), you need to evaluate your healthcare and financial needs. Look at the total potential cost with each plan type, not just the monthly premium, and choose how you want to use medical care (locally or nationally).
To help you make a better decision, we created our How-to Choose the Best Medicare Plan guide (opens in a new tab). It will help you understand how to compare Lasso Healthcare with Medicare Supplement plans in Wyoming. Medicare Plan F in Wyoming is the most popular.
Contact Lasso Healthcare
For more information about this plan, call their prospective members line, or visit their website:
For assistance 24 hours a day, call 800-633-4227. TTY users should call 877-486-2048. If you qualify for Medicare but have not yet enrolled or verified your enrollment status, you can do so on the Social Security Administration website. You can learn more about the Medicare Advantage program on www.medicare.gov or the Wikipedia page.
Medicare Part C Plan Availability
Lasso Healthcare is available to beneficiaries living in Worland, Ten Sleep, and all other areas of Washakie County, Wyoming; Medicare plans are the same throughout the County.
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The health insurance benefit information provided on this page is a brief summary only, not a complete description. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. For more information contact the plan directly at or (800)769-1847 for TTY users.
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Lasso Healthcare is a 2019 Medicare Advantage Plan (MSA) for Washakie County, Wyoming residents. It has a $57.00/mo premium and $- max out-of-pocket limit. Compare star ratings, benefits, premiums, co-pays, deductibles and prescription drug coverage with other Part C plans.
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