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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    I turn 65 next June and am looking forward to enrolling in Medicare.

    The plan right now is to enroll in Medicare under a Humana Advantage Plan.

    Seems like it would be the easiest way to access health care.

    Looking for input from others with their experiences along these lines.

    TIA!
    Thanks BAZZA. Great question and thanks to all that responded. Much needed help.
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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    I have Medicare Advantage with Humana. Just started it in January. Seems ok so far. Better than the regular Medicare I've had for 10+ years.

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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    My wife and I are using Mutual of Omaha. It's works out to be about $180 a month for each of us. I've been very pleased with it. My wife is currently in cancer treatment and she gets a pet-scan every 3 months. Also she is on very expensive chemo drugs. It been totally covered and we haven't spent a dime.
    My biggest expense in retirement is insurance. I'm thankful I can afford it, but I never thought insurance would be this high. Good luck in your decision!

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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    Quote Originally Posted by UAH View Post
    My company operated a sizable self insured plan in the panhandle. I met with the BCBS rep in Florida and recall telling him that we would not by choice do business with BCBS but that the size of their PPO and discount structure made them the only economic choice.

    In the Major Metro areas it is more economical for clinics to partner with hospitals to form a competitive PPO with attractive features but it is often cost prohibitive for them to expand into rural areas.
    This is the same issue in rural AL. Two ladies who attend where I serve got switched to Humana. They came to me to see if I could get the answers regarding primary care providers, pharmacies, etc. A good friend of mine got them in touch with a case manager at Hellen Keller in Muscle Shoals. She told them what you just said. If they lived up there or were willing to drive they would’ve been fine. But around here they would struggle to find providers. It was the only plan they could afford on their income so they were stuck. I think they were able to get it solved but it took some searching & headache.


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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    Quote Originally Posted by gtowntide View Post
    My wife and I are using Mutual of Omaha. It's works out to be about $180 a month for each of us. I've been very pleased with it. My wife is currently in cancer treatment and she gets a pet-scan every 3 months. Also she is on very expensive chemo drugs. It been totally covered and we haven't spent a dime.
    My biggest expense in retirement is insurance. I'm thankful I can afford it, but I never thought insurance would be this high. Good luck in your decision!
    I am looking down the road at retirement in 10 years or less. My Dad had Medicare Advantage and it seemed to pay for most of his bills. He had a couple of extended hospital stays during his last few months. A $30,000 bill and he paid about $1500 out of pocket. I was shocked. I expected much more.

    The only real hiccup I had with Humana was when I changed his address (so I could get all of his bills sent to me since he was incapable of handling his affairs). Humana cancelled him because they thought he had moved here to Nebraska with me....and Humana doesn't cover this state. After several frantic phone calls and faxes, I got his insurance restored. The only way I found out that they had canceled him was when his P.T. called and said his insurance was denied.

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    Re: Anyone here on Medicare and if so are you on a Humana advantage plan - or similar

    I will be getting down to brass tacks here soon and appreciate all the input you have provided so far.

    Now that we're into the new year, all the info I need will be current for my forthcoming enrollment.

    FWIW, I just ran across an informative website for those also interested:

    https://www.kiplinger.com/fronts/spe...are/index.html

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