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Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage Plan Tips

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Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular with seniors in Las Vegas and Senior Dimensions is one of the oldest and leading companies who provide health care for those Medicare beneficiaries who currently have original Medicare, Parts A & B.

Background:

Senior Dimensions has been offering Medicare Advantage plans in Las Vegas since the mid 1980’s. In the early 2000’s, Senior Dimensions as well as their parent company Sierra Health and Life was acquired by United Healthcare group. United Healthcare is one of the largest health insurers in the United States and is ranked in the top 20 largest companies on Forbes 500 list. United Healthcare is the only health insurance company listed on the Dow 30 index.

The Plan:

Their plan is a HMO in Las Vegas. This plan will pay for the 20% and deductibles that original Medicare does not cover. This includes hospital, doctors, and drugs all in one plan.

Additional Benefits:

This plan offers an array of additional benefits for little or no costs to its members. Remember, Medicare does not care if you can see, hear, or chew.

The plan also offers transportation services, basic dental, hearing, eye exams, nurse line, and a gym membership.

United Healthcare also owns their own hearing aid manufacturer and is able to save its members on hearing devices.

In addition to these benefits, they also have 2 Lifestyle centers located on the East and Westside of Las Vegas. These lifestyle centers are a hub of activity which allows members to obtain education, meet doctors, dance, play games, and the monthly schedule can emailed to you for your convenience.

Network:

The network the plan uses is Southwest Medicare Associates and they have many locations throughout southern Nevada. These centers are an all in one facility. Meaning, you can see your doctors, receive lab tests, dental, vision, and hearing services all in one facility.

In 2013, Senior Dimensions opened up a new network called the Optum network. These are doctors who do not work for Southwest Medical Associates but have a contract to see Senior Dimension members. This gives members even more choice of doctors and even more locations to choose from.

Drugs:

All Medicare Advantage plans are required by Medicare to include drug coverage. Senior Dimensions offers a comprehensive 5 tier drug list. You will be subject to co-pays and plan requirements including Medicare required costs.

As with all Medicare Advantage plans, you should consult with a qualified Medicare Broker who will represent you and your needs before purchasing an advantage plan.

Source by Robert C Eldridge

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