Health New England Medicare Premium (H8578-001), 2016 Health Maintenance Organization Medicare Advantage Plan, Berkshire County, MA by Health New England.
Health New England Medicare Premium is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health insurance plan for seniors and other people with Medicare living in Berkshire 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 $176.00.
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
The new healthcare law allows for a maximum limit of $6,700 on your out of pocket medical costs for 2019 Medicare Advantage plans. This amount is commonly called the plan MOOP (Maximum Out of Pocket). A plan's MOOP does not include your prescriptions or the monthly premiums you pay for your health plan.
Although the mandatory MOOP limit is $6,700, the Affordable Care Act law allows for a “Voluntary MOOP” that can be as low as $3,400. The MOOP on this plan is $4,400. You need to take this figure into as much consideration as the premiums and the co-payments.
If you are comparing this Medicare Advantage plan with your Original Medicare benefits, take into consideration that the government does not have out-of-pocket limits on Medicare Parts A and B. With traditional Medicare the only way to protect yourself is to purchase a Medigap insurance policy to supplement your coverage.
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 Health New England Medicare Premium Medicare Advantage plan has received a Above Average (as of 15 October, 2015).out of 5 star average rating. Overall, CMS considers this plan to be
Compare Medicare Advantage Plans
Compare Health New England Medicare Premium with these top rated Medicare Advantage Plans available in Berkshire County:
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- Fallon Senior Plan Plus Enhanced RX
- Fallon Senior Plan Super Saver Rx
- Health New England Medicare Premium No Rx
Health New England Medicare Premium Availability
Health New England Medicare Premium is available in Otis, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Drury, South Lee, Hinsdale, North Adams, Berkshire, Lenox Dale, Lanesboro, Dalton, East Otis, Sandisfield, Becket, Housatonic, Tyringham, Mill River, Monterey, Ashley Falls, South Egremont, Great Barrington, Windsor, Cheshire, Lee, Adams, Williamstown, Pittsfield, Richmond, North Egremont, Sheffield, Glendale, Southfield, Savoy, Lenox, and all other locations in Berkshire County.
For more information, see Medicare Advantage Plans in Berkshire County, MA.