UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Plan A for District of Columbia is the most basic of all Medicare Supplements. Plan A covers some of the gaps in Original Medicare. It's easy to confuse Plan A with Medicare Part A, which pays for the bulk of your inpatient hospital care. This is optional health insurance that supplements a few of the gaps in your Medicare coverage.
Here's how Plan A covers you:
- Medicare Part A coinsurance payments up to an additional 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Medicare Part B co-payment or coinsurance expenses, including preventative care coinsurance expenses
- The first three pints of blood used in a medical procedure
- Part A hospice care coinsurance expense or co-payment
Coverage and Costs
Plan A offers the least benefits. Beneficiaries are responsible for covering the Part A deductible in full, which includes hospitalization costs, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care, hospice care, and some home health care services. This plan might be suitable if you have no desire to pay costly premiums for benefits you are not likely to use. However, be aware that this plan has the potential for higher out-of-pocket costs should you require inpatient hospital care.
Most Medicare Supplement plans cover some or all of the Part A deductible. UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Plan A may be less expensive when compared to other Medigap plans, but other supplements offer more coverage. Take this into consideration when choosing a supplement, and how the risk of additional co-payment or coinsurance expenses can affect your finances.
The chart below explains how this plan covers the portions of Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
The following table details how the plan covers the portions of Medicare Part B (medical insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
Prescription Drug Coverage
The 10 standardized Medicare Supplements do not cover prescriptions. Add a Medicare Part D Plan (PDP) for prescription coverage. Here are a few plans available to you in District of Columbia:
|Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)||$72.00||$360.00|
|Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)||$29.30||$400.00|
|Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)||$35.50||$360.00|
|SilverScript Plus (PDP)||$87.10||$0.00|
|AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)||$33.60||$360.00|
|Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)||$28.70||$360.00|
|Humana Enhanced (PDP)||$66.20||$0.00|
|Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP)||$85.50||$350.00|
|WellCare Classic (PDP)||$28.70||$400.00|
|AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)||$66.90||$0.00|
Foreign Travel Coverage
Medicare does not pay for your healthcare (including emergencies) when you travel outside of the United States of America and its territories. If you travel, be sure to enroll in a plan that will cover you at the level you need.
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AARP HealthCare Options Insurance Rating
AARP HealthCare Options has a Excellent rating from A.M. Best Company, the #1 source for insurance industry rating information. If this was a star rating it would be 4.5 out of 5 stars (Excellent). Use this information as a measure of the financial stability of the insurance carrier when considering UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Plan A.
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Plan A is available to all District of Columbia Medicare beneficiaries, ages 65 and older, enrolled in Medicare Part B. If you are just turning age 65, you have guaranteed issue rights and cannot be turned down. Plus, this insurance policy cannot be canceled. It will continue to be renewed as long as you pay the premiums on time and make no material misrepresentations.
Medicare Supplement insurance is available from AARP HealthCare Options in , and most other District of Columbia cities and locations.
Tips and Disclaimers
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