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Humana

Humana is a Fortune 100 company that offers Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Plans and Medicare Supplement Plans. For over 50 years, the company has been involved in the health community. Humana has provided Medicare benefits to seniors for the last 20 years.

In addition to a variety of Medicare plans, Humana also offers members added benefits. Those enrolled in a Humana Medicare plan may receive:

  • Complementary quarterly publications written just for seniors
  • Access to a seniors website with health information and interactive tools
  • Invitations to seminars and classes
  • Free membership to SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit classes and programs for wellness
  • Easy-to-understand monthly benefits summary for Medicare members
  • HumanaFirst Nurse Advice Line

Medicare plans from Humana

Humana is one of the few companies that offers Medicare Advantage Plans as well as Medicare Supplement plans. The company’s long-history in the Medicare industry have allowed it to meet the needs of many seniors who need coverage for health care costs not covered by Original Medicare.

Humana Medicare Advantage Plans

Humana Medicare Advantage Plans include HMO, PPO, & PFFS.  Here is a brief description of each…

HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) – An HMO is an alternative to  your Medicare coverage.  To receive benefits you must use a specific lists of doctors, hospitals, and other providers. If you do not use these “in-network” providers you are not covered (except for Emergency or Urgent care).  HMOs often provide additional benefits not found in Medicare, including coverage for deductibles, a drug benefit plan, and wellness or fitness programs.

PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) – A PPO is an alternative to Medicare coverage.  With a Medicare Advantage PPO, you can see any doctor you want. There is still a network of providers though.  If you use a doctor who participates in this network, you get a better benefit and lower copayment/coinsurance than if you visit a non-network doctor. Another positive of the PPO is you do not need to get referrals from a doctor and you don’t have to see a primary care doctor first. In addition to prescription drug benefits, Medicare Advantage PPOs may offer other benefits such as dental, vision, and nutritional supplements.

PFFS (Private Fee for Service) – A PFFS is an alternative to Medicare coverage. These plans put limits on out-of-pocket expenses, coverage for emergency and urgent care, and in some cases, a prescription drug benefit.

Humana Medicare Supplement Plans

Humana also has Medicare Supplement Plans.  Humana Medicare Supplement plans vary by state. Medicare Supplement Plans are also called MediGap plans. If you have Original Medicare (Part A & Part B), you may enroll in Medicare supplement plans to cover expenses not covered by Original Medicare. Medigap plans are independent of Medicare Advantage plans; you cannot have both. Either you have a Medicare Advantage Plan OR you have a MediGap supplemental plan. Many Humana Medicare Supplement plans offer a fitness membership at no additional costs.

 

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