There are 5 companies offering Medicare Advantage plans in the Las Vegas area. These companies are UnitedHealthcare®, Senior Dimensions® (a subsidiary of United Healthcare), Aetna, Humana, and Caremore.
UnitedHealthcare has two Medicare Advantage plans in Las Vegas:
- AARP MedicareComplete® HMO
- Senior Dimensions® HMO
One of the big updates for 2016 is the arrival of the 4.5 star UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareComplete HMO. The plan features doctors from Healthcare Partners. The benefits are very impressive on both United Healthcare Plans.
Senior Dimensions is a very large Medicare Advantage plan in the Las Vegas area offered by UnitedHealthcare. Senior Dimensions was acquired by UnitedHealthcare when they purchased Health Plan of Nevada. For this reason, we list them separately.
Senior Dimensions has very competitive benefits and a zero dollar monthly premium. Senior Dimensions is known for its integration with Southwest Medical. Southwest Medical is convenient and well-known in Las Vegas. Because Southwest Medical Associates is combined with the exceptional benefits of Senior Dimensions this is a very popular Medicare Advantage plan in the Las Vegas area.
Aetna offers an HMO and a PPO version of their Medicare Advantage plan in the Las Vegas area:
- Aetna Select HMO
- Aetna Select PPO
The HMO offers relatively competitive benefits for a zero monthly premium. The PPO has a is a competitive option for people who want a Medicare PPO in the Las Vegas area.
One of the things that makes Aetna a good option for so many is that they have a very large network of doctors in the Las Vegas valley. Aetna’s focus is on quality of care. One of the things that makes Aetna stand it is that they have a national network of doctors. Even if you are in the HMO, you still have the ability to change to out of state providers if you are traveling using their Travel Advantage feature. In short, Aetna won’t always be the cheapest, but if you are looking for quality of care and accessibility to doctors and specialists, you should probably consider Aetna.
Humana offers two Medicare Advantage Plans in Clark County, NV:
- Humana Gold Plus HMO
- Humana PPO
The Humana Gold Plus HMO is Humana’s most competitive Medicare Advantage plan in the Las Vegas market. Humana partnered with Healthcare Partners doctors for the Gold Plus HMO. The partnership with Healthcare Partners makes the Gold Plus HMO a major competitor to Senior Dimensions as a big-clinic style plan with very competitive benefits. The Gold Plus HMO is also available in special needs plans with expanded benefits for people with certain chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Humana is also known for their PPO. It is competitive on the benefits and has a large national network of doctors. Humana also has a second PPO with a higher monthly premium, but we suggest you consider the full costs of premiums and copays before selecting this plan.
Caremore has HMOs in Las Vegas with several variations such as Special Needs plans. Caremore offers very competitive benefits. Caremore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WellCare who also owns Anthem Blue Cross. Caremore has a unique model of care. They are very involved in the lives of their patients and strive to improve the health of their members. One of the things that sets Caremore apart is their Caremore Centers. At the Caremore Centers, they offer a Healthy Start physicals when you first join Caremore. After that they Caremore Centers give you access to the Nifty After Fifty gymnasium as well as social events.
NOTEWORTHY NETWORKS OF MEDICARE DOCTORS:
HealthCare Partners has many locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson. The HealthCare Partners clinics take a very comprehensive approach to taking care of the health of their members. HealthCare Partners clinics have many services and specialties on sight making it very convenient for their patients. HealthCare Partners doctors accept the UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete plan as well as the two Humana plans.
For more information on Healthcare Partners, and to search for a provider visit www.hcpnv.com.
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
Southwest Medical also has many locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. Southwest Medical is known for consolidating many specialties, test, and services into their clinics for the convenience of their patients. Southwest Medical doctors accept the Senior Dimensions HMO. For more information about Southwest Medical Associates, and to search their provider directory visit www.smalv.com.
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