Details for CHIPPEWA MANOR NURSING HOME - Ad from 2019-10-19
Know Your Options There are six Medicare Advantage Plans; find the one that works best for your specific situation By Brandon Thorsness If you are age 65 or older, the term “Medicare Advantage Plan” is one you’ve probably heard many times. Since there are six different types of Medicare Advantage Plans, I’ll spare you the exhaustive explanation – there is undoubtedly a better person than I to provide that information! Here’s a quick summary of the program: Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) allows individuals with Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) to receive benefits in an alternative way. Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by private insurance companies (contracted with Medicare) to provide at least the same level of coverage that Medicare Part A and Part B provide. Though all plans are associated with the government-run Medicare system, they are not all created nor administered equally. If you find yourself interested in signing up for a Medicare Advantage Plan, the best thing you can do is ask friends, family, neighbors or anyone else in your circle of influence, who can provide you with honest feedback about their experience under their Advantage Plan. Asking important questions now about coverage will mean you aren’t finding the answers out the hard way, while undergoing some kind of treatment, and learning your coverage is less than you feel you need. Knowing what others are experiencing will help give you a better understanding of what questions you should be asking before you pick a plan that is right for you and your needs Brandon Thorsness is President of the Chippewa Manor senior living campus. For more information about Assisted Living, Senior Apartments or Post-Hospital Rehab call (715) 723-4437 or visit chippewamanor.com.