Who knew that turning 65 would be this complicated?
From transitioning into Medicare to choosing a plan that’s right for you, there are so many decisions to make. So how can you know if you’re making the right choice?
We could spend all day going through each care provider and all of its intricacies. But, for now, we’ll focus on the Aetna Medicare Plan.
If you’ve heard about this plan and would like to learn more, read on to discover more about how Aetna’s plan works.
Affordable Plan Options
Whether you want to take full advantage of your Medicare benefits or prefer to use essential services, affordability is critical to any plan.
Among prescription drug plans, Aetna is currently one of the lowest cost options nationwide. Over-the-counter benefits on some programs allow you to purchase some drugstore items (for example, cold remedies, vitamins, or aspirin) at no additional cost.
Many of Aetna’s Medicare plans also offer a $0 monthly premium.
A Network of Coverage
Aetna is available in 46 states (including Washington DC). Their drug-only plan is available nationwide.
Being part of the CVS Health company, members have the option to use any of their CVS walk-in/Minute Clinic locations. Co-pay remains the same cost as if visiting a primary care physician.
Getting Fit With the Aetna Medicare Plan
Taking a holistic approach to health is a growing trend among all age groups. As wearable tech advances, the nation is strapping on its Apple watches and Fitbits. People are now finding ways to stay fit in their everyday lives.
Aetna wants to help you along your fitness journey with their Attain by Aetna app. Enrollees can use the app to track their overall health by setting fitness goals and recording various activities. Some plans even offer physical rewards for achieving certain milestones.
If you don’t have wearable tech, you can still make the most of your SilverSneakers membership. With Aetna, you are automatically enrolled into the SilverSneakers fitness program, granting access to a network of gyms, online glasses, and community centers across the US.
Other Benefits and Extras
Aetna plans offer a host of other options for you to take advantage of outside of fitness benefits.
While recovering from a hospital stay, you can have food delivered to your door using their meals-at-home benefit. In addition to having meals delivered, some plans allow enrollees to request in-home health visits when leaving home is not ideal.
Enrollees can connect with college-aged adults for help with everyday house tasks, technology questions, or general companionship in certain states.
If qualified, specific plans offer a Healthy Foods debit card with a monthly allowance for essential purchases. Under all plans, telehealth (in both primary and urgent situations) is a covered service.
Check the Aetna plan information to learn more about the various benefits available to you. Please note that some benefits are location or plan-specific.
The Choice That Works for You
There are many options in the Medicare market. Knowing what your health needs are will allow you to make the best decision for your care.
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