According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 132,287 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 13,566 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. For Medicare Advantage in Vermont, one carrier, United Healthcare, provides approximately coverage to 80 percent of all beneficiaries.
But Medicare Advantage members can also purchase plans from approximately 36 other carriers. These include: Connecticare Inc., Empire Healthchoice Assurance Inc. and Triple-S Advantage Inc. In terms of the state’s top-rated plans, U.S. News & World Report honored policies from MVP Health Plan Inc. with 4.5/5 stars for the second year in a row.
When selecting Medicare Advantage in Vermont, beneficiaries have various plan options. These include: HMOs and HMO-POS (Point-of-Service) plans, allowing in- and out-of-network providers); PPOs; PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans; and Medicare Savings Account (MSA) plans. Eligible Vermont consumers may also purchase Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
You can contact the Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), at (800) 642-5119. This program will address any Medicare-related questions or concerns.
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