Are you a Medicare enrollee? Do you need help finding a Medicare Advantage Plan, a supplement, or Part D coverage? With a world of insurance plan choices out there today, it can feel difficult to narrow down your options. However, there’s good news! CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) recently announced an upgrade to their Medicare Plan Finder.
Now you have an easier way to find the coverage to fit your needs best.
CMS’s Newly Redesigned Medicare Plan Finder
Nearly 60 million Medicare beneficiaries and/or their caregivers can now more easily navigate the Medicare Plan Finder tool, which customizes their experience. Additionally, this tool is optimized for mobile-friendly viewing as well for those who prefer an easy hand-held experience of searching for insurance plans on their phone.
According to the news from CMS, Medicare Plan Finder “walks users through the Medicare Advantage and Part D enrollment process from start to finish and allows people to view and compare many of the supplemental benefits that Medicare Advantage plans offer.”
Features of the New Medicare Plan Finder
So what are some of the helpful features and updates that will make finding a Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plan easier?
- Simpler price and coverage comparisons side-by-side
- A more mobile-friendly format for tablets and smartphones
- Find out which Medicare Advantage plans offer extra benefits
- Compile a list of current prescription drugs and find out which prescription drug coverage best fits you
Other complementary features include a price transparency tool to compare payments and co-payments and a way to see how coverage options can affect an estimated out-of-pocket cost.
In addition, beneficiaries can access the web chat feature for online support, which will help clarify coverage options and other questions you may have.
How to Find a Medicare Plan
Ready to find a Medicare plan that will fit you? All you have to do to get started is go to the new Medicare Plan Finder tool.
Not sure how to use it? CMS offers helpful tips from start to finish. Just head to the newly redesigned site to start finding out more about your options.
Overall, this new easy-to-use tool should be incredibly helpful with up-to-date features that will better meet the needs of current and future Medicare beneficiaries.
Be sure to remember that Medicare Open Enrollment period is almost here. From October 15 to December 7, this is the time when you’ll want to review and re-evaluate your current health coverage and needs with Medicare.
For more information, please visit Medicare.gov. Additionally, if you prefer to speak with someone directly on the phone, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
180 Medical is a Medicare-Accredited Supplier
Our specialists will get to work on verifying your Medicare Advantage or Medicare HMO plans, including any supplements you may have, so we can determine your plan’s coverage. Plus, we’ll let you know upfront if you’ll need to cover any out-of-pocket costs after your insurance pays their portion.
Contact us during business hours to get the ball rolling!