The Benefits of Medicare Advantage Plans

Right now it’s a good deal:

As of 2010, Avalere calculated, the average MA beneficiary received $73 in extra benefits and reduced cost-sharing per month over enrollees in traditional fee-for-service Medicare. The savings varied from $0 in Alaska to more than $100 in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.

But it’s about to come to an end:

Seven states in particular currently offer between $0 and $25 in extra value, putting them at extra risk of not being able to offer any added value after the [ObamaCare] cuts go into effect — they are Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Delaware.

Entire report by Julian Pecquet in The Hill worth reading.

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  1. Brian says:

    Good to know.

  2. Buster says:

    So there’s an advantage to Medicare Advantage plans? Maybe that’s why they’re called Medicare Advantage plans.

  3. Matt says:


  4. Henry GrosJean says:

    This is interesting as anyone who contacts me about their MA plan wants to disenroll back to a traditional plan.