Many Medicare Advantage plans offer benefits not usually available through Original Medicare, and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare are designed to help you make the most of your healthcare spending. While AARP Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare vary by service area, many of them offer both medical and non-medical benefits that help seniors save. Read on for important details about these plans.
Medical Benefits Under AARP Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare
While AARP Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare come in a variety of forms, most of them offer prescription drug coverage. Additionally, many AARP United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plans offer the following medical benefits:
- $0 copays for in-network primary care provider visits
- $0 copay for many lab tests
- $0 prescription drug copays for most common prescription medications
- $0 copay to speak to an in-network healthcare provider using 24/7 telehealth services
These benefits are not available in all plans. You can check the specific plan details of the policies in your region using the official AARP website for Medicare plans.
Non-Medical Benefits Under AARP Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare
“Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has doubled in the past decade,” Andrew Clifton, President of Advise Insurance in Bloomington, Ind. and St, Louis, Mo., tells WebMD Connect to Care. “We found that for many members, the availability of extra, non-medical benefits in these plans has been a deciding factor in their selection.”
The non-medical benefits that AARP Medicare Advantage Plans from UnitedHealthcare offer are designed to promote overall health. According to the official AARP website for Medicare plans, most AARP Medicare Advantage plans include the following non-medical benefits:
- Fitness Programs: Renew Active™ is a free fitness program designed to help you stay active through both gym and home activities.
- Dental Benefits: $0 copays for in-network exams, yearly x-rays, and routine cleanings. Many plans also offer coverage for fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and certain kinds of root canals.
- Vision Benefits: $0 copays for routine eye exams as well as eyewear allowances for contact lenses or frames, with full coverage for standard lenses.
- Hearing Benefits: $0 copays for routine hearing assessments, plus savings on both name brand and UnitedHealthcare exclusive hearing aids.
“The social determinants of health play a major role in health outcomes, and by offering innovative non-medical benefits that eliminate barriers, Medicare Advantage plans are doing their part to help members lead healthier lives,” Clifton says.
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