With age comes wisdom. Time with grandkids. Possibly travel and leisure. But unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games. Our vision and hearing can start to fade, and our risk for oral health issues may increase.
Preventive health visits can help us keep up with the realities of aging. Similarly, finding a health plan with additional benefits can make it easier to be proactive about your overall health and well-being.
For that reason, a growing number of people are choosing a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan instead of Original Medicare.
MA plans include all of what is covered by Original Medicare and often include extra coverage for routine vision, hearing and dental services. In fact, about 90 percent of Medicare Advantage plans include at least one of these benefits, and more than half include all three.1
In addition to routine exam coverage, more than 70 percent of MA members receive credits toward buying eyewear, and a similar percentage has hearing aid coverage.2
Medicare Annual Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. To find a health plan that covers these additional preventive health services, visit UHCMedicareHealthPlans.com.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies. For Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: A Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in these plans depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on Jan. 1 of each year.
1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2015 data
2. Analysis of Medicare Advantage plans completed by UnitedHealthcare, May 2018