Why choose a Medicare Advantage plan?

You may be wondering whether a Medicare Advantage Plan makes sense for you and how it compares with Original Medicare alone. Here are four great reasons to consider Medicare Advantage for your coverage needs:

#1—Lower out-of-pocket costs

Medicare Advantage plans are designed to protect you against the thousands of dollars in expenses that Medicare doesn't cover. You get low, set co-pays for routine, specialty and emergency care. You don't have to worry about a deductible and will have the peace of mind that you won't spend any more on medical expenses than your out-of-pocket maximum allows.

#2—More benefits

Get coverage for benefits that are simply not covered by Original Medicare. With Medicare Advantage plans, you enjoy vision, chiropractic and acupuncture benefits. There is optional coverage for prescription drugs (Part D) as well as dental and hearing aid services.

#3—Better access to doctors

Medicare Advantage plans give you the flexibility of choosing doctors who may not accept patients who only have Medicare. Enjoy the flexibility of having access to all of the doctors, specialists and hospitals in your plan's network.

#4—Less hassle when you need services

Since Medicare Advantage plans take over your Medicare billing, all of your bills will be paid under your Medicare Advantage plan rather than through Medicare. Save yourself the hassle of working with more than one insurance company. You can keep your Medicare card at home and will only need to present your Medicare Advantage ID card when you need services.

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Samaritan's Medicare Advantage plans are available in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, Oregon.
Visit us Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815 NW Ninth Street, Corvallis, Oregon. Click here for a map.

Samaritan Advantage Health Plan HMO is a coordinated care plan with a Medicare Advantage Contract and a contract with the Oregon Medicaid program. Enrollment in Samaritan Advantage Health Plan HMO depends upon contract renewal. Individuals must have both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll. Members may enroll in the Conventional, Premier, and Premier Plus plans only during specific times of the year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premiums. The Part B premium is covered for full-dual members. You must receive all routine care from plan providers. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium, and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Other providers are available in our network.

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Last modified: Oct. 1, 2014
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