Assisted Living in Houston - Why Choose Traditional Medicare
Each year residents in assisted living in Houston communities can renew their choice for a medical insurance coverage plan. Seniors may choose either “Traditional Medicare” or a “Medicare Advantage Plan” offered by an insurance company. Insurance companies have a vested interest in signing-up members and some advertise heavily, but seniors should be aware of the benefits offered by staying with “Traditional Medicare.”
The primary benefit of the original program is that seniors keep full flexibility in choosing their doctors and other health care providers. Advantage plans typically restrict your choices to “in-network.” The original program is also more flexible in permitting additional services, as long as they meet the program's requirements and have a doctor order. Advantage plans can be more restrictive and provide an extra level of screening for home health and therapy services.
Treemont’s Health Care Center, Senior Allegiance and Absolute Therapy are able to serve everyone who is on Traditional Medicare. For this reason, Treemont recommends residents choose the Original Plan during this year’s registration period from October 15 to December 7.
For Treemont residents, If you would like the opportunity to discuss your insurance coverage options with a knowledgeable Treemont staff person, please sign up at the Front Desk with Mariana.