Vision coverage with Medicare Supplement plans


If you are one of the many people who are already enrolled in the Original Medicare (Parts A and B) or you are reaching your age for the health insurance eligibility (65 years) then you can opt for a different option for getting the usual Original Medicare along with some additional benefits and that option is the Medicare Part C which is offered by the private insurance companies, and one such option is known as the Aetna Medicare Supplement plans (offered by Aetna insurance company). Following are some of the medical service perks which you can receive if you enroll in the health insurance Supplement plans.

Medicare Supplement Plans in 2019

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Does Medicare cover vision services?

Well,  answer to this question is that yes the Original Medicare can cover  vision services but which are related to only certain medical conditions, like  diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and some other diseases which are related to the eye.

Similarly, health insurance Supplement plans also provide coverage for vision services such as:

  • Surgeries and operations.
  • Inpatient care.

However, regular vision checkup coverage consists of services like yearly eye examination, contact lenses, and eyewear recommended by doctor. But problem is that Original Medicare does not provide mentioned routine vision services. For example, Original Medicare may only allow you a pair of contact lenses or eyewear if you have had cataract surgery.

Vision coverage with Medicare Supplement plans

As we have already mentioned in article that health insurance Supplement plans are bound to offer services which are offered by Original Medicare but along with that these plans also offer additional healthcare services and one such service is routine vision service. Some other services also include following:

  • Health insurance Supplement plans also offer health insurance Prescription Drug plan. Every health insurance Supplement plan makes its own list of drugs for which it provides coverage. However, this list can be modified at any time, but if you are already a member of that plan, then you will receive a letter or an email which will notify you about modification.
  • Routine dental checkups but you can only go to network approved dental doctors or hospitals if you enroll in HMO type plan.
  • Routine hearing checkup.
  • Regular eye exams with coverage for different vision facilities.
  • Fitness programs such as gym memberships for people who want to stay healthy and fit.

Therefore, we can see that how Medicare Supplement plans have changed lives of senior citizens by providing them with lots of facilities unlike the Original health insurance.

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