Medicare Advantage

Can I receive extra benefits from a Medicare Advantage plan that I wouldn’t be able to get in traditional Medicare?

Yes, Medicare Advantage plans can offer extra benefits that are not offered in traditional Medicare. For example, Medicare Advantage plans may offer dental coverage or a fitness benefit to those enrolled. Medicare Advantage plans are also able to offer benefits that are not directly health-related, like meal delivery services. Medicare Advantage plans may require an additional monthly premium for some of these supplemental benefits, such as dental coverage. However, though Medicare Advantage plans can offer extra benefits, they must also continue to cover the same services that are covered by traditional Medicare. To compare the costs and benefits of different Medicare Advantage plans, you can visit the Medicare coverage comparison website, a searchable tool on the website, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). You can also contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in your state. SHIPs offer local, personalized counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. You can call 877-839-2675 to get the phone number for the SHIP in your state.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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