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Top 10 Additional Medicare Advantage Benefits

The vast majority of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans now include additional benefits, typically at no added charge. Here are the 10 most popular additional Medicare Advantage benefits being offered by individual plans in 2023. Numbers in ( ) represent the percentage of MA plans offering this benefit.

  1. Vision (99%)
  2. Fitness (99%)
  3. Telehealth (97%)
  4. Hearing (97%)
  5. Dental (97%)
  6. Over the counter benefits (87%)
  7. Remote Access Technologies (75%)
  8. Meal Benefit (71%)
  9. Transportation (43%)
  10. Acupuncture (36%)

While Medicare is a national program, available plans are local. Typically, by the County in which the Medicare beneficiary resides. In some counties there can be as many as 80 different plans. However, in 2023, in some 40 U.S. counties, no Medicare Advantage plans are available.

In 2023, some extra benefits not covered by traditional Medicare, are available for seniors living in a county where at least one Medicare Advantage plan is available. Most also will have access to plans that include telehealth benefits.

Tips To Get The Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare is a national program. But Medicare options are different based on where you live. For that reason, it really pays to speak with at least one local Medicare insurance agent. Some offer just Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Others will offer just Medicare Supplement (Medigap).

Today, many offer both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement. You can find a great listing of local Medicare agents on the Association’s website. It is 100% free and 100% private. Click the highlighted link to access.

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About the Author

Jesse Slome

Jesse Slome
Medicare Insurance Expert
Director, American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance

Jesse Slome is a leading Medicare insurance expert and the founder and director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI). Since 1998 AAMSI has served to educate consumers and support insurance professionals who offer Medicare insurance plans.