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Top-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in Arkansas

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By Daniel Petkevich
Nov 2, 2022
Turning 65 is a major milestone in life, and it's important to be prepared for the future. In Arkansas, there are currently 800,000 people aged 65 and over according to the most recent US Census. Planning ahead for retirement can make all the difference when it comes to making sure your golden years are filled with joy and financial security. Taking the time to consider your options now will ensure that you have a plan in place for retirement down the line. There are plenty of resources available from Fair Square to help you make the most of this special time in life in the Natural State.
Medicare Advantage Plans are the fastest growing options in Medicare (source:


). These can be a smart choice for Medicare beneficiaries in Arkansas. If you want lower monthly payments, and more extra benefits like dental, vision, and hearing (depending on the Plan), a Medicare Advantage plan may be a good option to consider. 50% of our clients in Arkansas are on Medicare Advantage plans. With so many people trying to sell Medicare Advantage plans, you should be careful not to join a plan that doesn’t fit with your lifestyle and priorities. Let’s talk through what to look for when comparing plans.

Why Medicare Advantage over Original Medicare?

If you’re approaching 65, you’ve likely been pitched on the perks of Medicare Advantage plans already. These plans

offer more coverage than just Parts A & B

. They often have extra benefits not found on Original Medicare. With Medicare Advantage there are fewer up front costs, and the trade-off can be more out-of-pocket costs as you seek more care. Another feature of Medicare Advantage is the HMO or PPO network, defined by the carrier that offers your plan. HMOs require you to stay in-network, while PPOs simply charge you more for seeking out-of-network care.
If these benefits are important for you, you don’t visit your physician frequently, and you are content with staying in your designated network, then Medicare Advantage could be a smart choice. In Arkansas, the average monthly premium is $9.70, and the average Max-Out-of-Pocket is $5,635.

How to Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan:

Choosing a Medicare Advantage plan can be daunting. Trying to consume all of the information available to you could take months. We recommend focusing on a few important plan details to evaluate. Consider the following:
  • Expected Total Annual Cost: Not just the plan’s low premium, but also its deductibles, copays, and coinsurance based on your healthcare needs.
  • Maximum Out-of-Pocket Cost: Consider how much you can afford to pay yearly in a worst-case scenario.
  • Doctors and Prescriptions: Will joining a specific plan align with your current physician and prescription drug needs?
  • HMO vs. PPO Network: Are you content in-network? Or do you want more flexibility in going outside the network?
  • Extra Benefits: Is Medicare Advantage your smartest way to save money on dental, vision, hearing, or other costs?
At the end of the day, your “Expected Total Annual Cost” is often what matters most. However, it’s also the most complicated detail to figure out. Our team of licensed insurance agents will help you calculate this number for your specific circumstance and find the plan to fit. At Fair Square, 96% of our clients would refer us to a friend or family member.

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Talk to one of our Licensed Medicare Agents today to find the right plans for you.
Representatives are available in Arkansas from 8am - 7pm CT.

Top-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in Arkansas:

The following plans available in Arkansas for 2023 have received a 5 star rating out of five from the CMS.
  • Cigna Preferred Medicare (HMO) for $0.00/month
If you are eligible for these Arkansas based plans, they are certainly worth taking a look. But as you already know, there are a whole host of considerations when deciding on a Medicare Advantage plan. One of your first thoughts might be if your doctors are covered.

What do 5 star Medicare Advantage plans offer in Arkansas?

A few things to keep in mind when shopping around. You will still need to pay your Part B Premium of $164.90, the Premium you see is added on to that. Don’t get blinded by the benefits. Some perks might be flashy, but they’re only worth it when you use them and they don’t come at the expense of quality coverage. Contact one of our licensed agents to check if your Doctors and prescriptions are covered, and evaluate the tradeoff between any benefits.

Speak with a Licensed Agent

Talk to one of our Licensed Medicare Agents today to find the right plans for you.
Representatives are available in Arkansas from 8am - 7pm CT.

Top-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in Arkansas:

Cigna Preferred Medicare (HMO)

2023 CMS Rating
Max Out-of-Pocket
Find a plan that you love? Let’s make sure that it’s the right fit. Click below to speak with one of our licensed Medicare experts today.

Speak with a Licensed Agent

Talk to one of our Licensed Medicare Agents today to find the right plans for you.
Representatives are available in Arkansas from 8am - 7pm CT.

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