Medicare A and B provides coverage for most medical services. Many seniors purchase a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Supplement to pick up the costs not covered by A and B. Medicare A and B does not provide coverage for Dental, Vision and Hearing. In the past, many Medicare Advantage plans would also provide benefits for these services but in the past 2 to 3 years they have been dropping these benefits.
It is very difficult to find a stand along dental or vision plan for seniors let alone to find one which is worth the premium. There is now a discount plan from Carington that provides substantial discounts on all these services and is available to those over age 65. The plan provides discounts on Dental, Vision and hearing services ranging from 20% to 60%. Carington has an online function that allows you to search providers and also allows you to see how much a service will cost and to what extent it is going to be discounted. They utilize an Aetna dental and vision network for better access to choice of providers.
The plan is priced very reasonably at $6.95 a month for an individual up to $15.95 for a family. Carington Plan Design and Rates Document
If you have questions about this plan, please contact Edward Crowe at 203-796-5403 or email at [email protected]