FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey commissioned by Devoted Health found that 33 percent of Florida seniors polled felt they made a mistake when choosing their Medicare Advantage plan.
The most common reason why, given by 66 percent of the dissatisfied respondents, was that they have more health needs than they did five years ago and their current plan is no longer sufficient. This sentiment was reflected by the nearly half of respondents (49 percent) who said their current plan did not cover enough.
Additionally, 32 percent of respondents who felt they chose the wrong plan said that something was missing from their relationship with their doctor.
Devoted Health Florida Market President Dariel Quintana says the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period that begins October 15 is a good time for seniors to assess their plans. A switch in healthcare plans or doctors could result in better care, coverage, or costs.
For half of survey respondents, what mattered most was finding a plan that had their doctor in-network, while 42 percent said they cared most about finding the best price for the right benefits.
"Seniors should make a list of what is important to them as a healthcare consumer, including prescription drugs, hospitals, and specific physicians," Quintana said. "Writing this down is helpful in making sure they have a clear understanding of what their Medicare Advantage plan needs to do for them when they sit down with an insurance agent."
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About the survey
Devoted Health commissioned and conducted this survey in August 2018 among a statewide representative sample of 525 Florida residents ages 65 to 80 who are currently enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. The margin of error was 5 percent.
About Devoted Health
Launching Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, Devoted Health is on a mission is to provide simple, seamless, and affordable healthcare. In other words, they want to offer the kind of plans and care they'd want for their own families. They support the health and wellness of their members with guides who help them navigate the healthcare system, by utilizing world-class technology that powers a simplified member experience, and partnerships with trusted providers. For more information, visit Devoted.com.
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