Maricopa County Medicare

Maricopa County is the nation’s 4th largest county in terms of population and one of the fastest-growing in the United States. As people continue to move to Phoenix and other Maricopa County cities, there is a growing need to educate residents about their new Medicare options. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Maricopa County, […]

Arizona Medicare PPO Guide

What’s a Medicare Advantage PPO and how does it work? A Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) is a medical insurance plan that uses a network of providers (doctors, hospitals, etc.) to provide medical coverage. Unlike an HMO, in a PPO you don’t have to see your primary care physician (PCP) before you see a specialist. Additionally, […]

Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan Guide

What are Medicare Supplements and how do they work? First, a Medicare Supplement or Medigap plan is not a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans provide a way to get all of your Medicare benefits (plus other things Medicare doesn’t cover). A Medigap plan supplements your Original Medicare benefits but doesn’t replace them. The purpose […]

Arizona Medicare HMO Guide

What’s a Medicare Advantage HMO and how does it work? A Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) is a medical insurance plan that uses a network of providers (doctors, hospitals, etc.) to provide medical coverage. Medicare Advantage combines everything you get in Part A and Part B, usually with added benefits, like prescription coverage, dental, vision, and […]

Medicare in Arizona

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Arizona has seen a gradual increase in Medicare enrollment since 2015, with 1.3 million Arizona residents enrolled in either Medicare or Medicare Advantage as of July 2020. 57% of these Arizona Medicare recipients are enrolled in Original Medicare, while 43% (up from 40% in 2015) have chosen […]