Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx (H2256-026), 2016 Health Maintenance Organization Medicare Advantage Plan, Hampden County, MA by Tufts Health Plan.
Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health insurance plan for seniors and other people with Medicare living in Hampden County, Massachusetts. It includes all of the benefits of Original Medicare and may include prescription drug coverage and other extras. The primary benefit of an HMO is that the out-of-pocket costs are lower and more predictable than with other types of plans. The monthly premium is $24.00.
Please note: You must use plan providers to avoid incurring additional costs. You will be responsible for the costs of out of network care. Referrals may be required for all but primary care physician visits.
Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) Expense
By law, private Medicare health insurance has an annual maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP) limit that helps protect you from financial disaster. The MOOP limit in 2018 is $6,700, but plans are allowed to have a MOOP as low as $3,400.
The most you will pay out-of-pocket, if you enroll in the Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx Medicare Advantage plan, is $3,400. This figure does not include your monthly premiums or your Medicare Part D coverage for prescriptions. This is what you pay out-of-pocket on co-payments and co-insurance.Be sure to compare the co-payments and co-insurance with traditional Medicare, but be aware that there are no out-of-pocket limits with Medicare Parts A and B. With Original Medicare you must buy supplemental insurance to cover the gaps or pay out-of-pocket.
CMS 5-Star Rating
After its first year on the market, each Medicare Advantage plan receives a one to five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The relative quality assessment of health insurance by CMS assists people who are considering enrollment. Plans with five stars represent the highest quality, whereas a one star plan has the worst quality.
The Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx Medicare Advantage plan has received a Excellent (as of 15 October, 2015).out of 5 star average rating. Overall, CMS considers this plan to be
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Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx Availability
Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Basic Rx is available in West Springfield, Indian Orchard, Wilbraham, Three Rivers, Brimfield, Agawam, Hampden, Springfield, East Longmeadow, Holland, Feeding Hills, Palmer, Woronoco, Chester, Bondsville, Thorndike, Chicopee, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Monson, Wales, Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Ludlow, Russell, Blandford, and all other locations in Hampden County.