Community HealthFirst MA Plan (H5826-006), Health Maintenance Organization Advantage Plan, Pierce County, WA by Community HealthFirst Medicare Advantage Plan
Community HealthFirst MA Plan is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health insurance plan for seniors and other people with Medicare living in Pierce County, Washington. 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 $15.00.
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
All Medicare Advantage plans have a maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP) limit of $6,700. This is mandated by law. However, plans like Community HealthFirst MA Plan are allowed to offer a voluntary MOOP as low as $3,400.The Community HealthFirst MA Plan Medicare Advantage plan MOOP is $3,400. This figure does not include your monthly premium or the cost of your prescriptions (Part D Coverage).
What this means is that as soon as your copayments and coinsurance for doctor visits and hospital care reaches $3,400, you will no longer pay copayment or coinsurance for the remainder of the year. This is your guarantee that a critical illness or serious accident will protect you from financial liability. It's just as important as the premiums and the co-payments.When comparing Medicare Advantage plans with traditional Medicare, don't forget that you pay about twenty percent of all covered expenses, but there's no limit. That means you have a lot of risk unless you purchase a Medicare supplement policy to cover the gap.
CMS 5-Star Rating
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of all private health insurance offered through the Medicare Advantage program. The ratings are designed to assist people considering enrolling. CMS rates plans on a one to five-star scale, with five stars representing the best quality.
The Community HealthFirst MA Plan Medicare Advantage plan has received a Average (as of 15 October, 2013).out of 5 star average rating. Overall, CMS considers this plan to be
Compare Medicare Advantage Plans
Compare Community HealthFirst MA Plan with these top rated Medicare Advantage Plans available in Pierce County:
- Group Health Cooperative Optimal
- Group Health Cooperative Basic
- Group Health Cooperative Vital
- Group Health Cooperative Essential
- Humana Gold Plus H2012-035
Community HealthFirst MA Plan Availability
Community HealthFirst MA Plan is available in Longmire, Eatonville, University Place, Fox Island, Longbranch, Paradise Inn, Mcchord AFB, Roy, South Prairie, Ashford, Bonney Lake, Mckenna, Milton, Gig Harbor, Lakebay, Spanaway, Wauna, Buckley, Kapowsin, Dupont, Anderson Island, Wilkeson, Lakewood, Camp Murray, Tacoma, Elbe, Carbonado, Orting, Vaughn, Steilacoom, Graham, Sumner, Puyallup, La Grande, and all other locations in Pierce County.
This page is maintained by Elizabeth Dial and was last updated on 9/22/2015.