What are some policy options for WellCare dental insurance?


Quick Answer

Some WellCare Medicare Advantage Part C plans include dental coverage, but availability differs between regions. The dental services Medicare Advantage plans cover routine care, fillings and extractions. Dental coverage is not included under Original Medicare, which includes most of the plan's coverage options.

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Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, plans are offered by private health care companies, such as WellCare, to include coverage options that go beyond what is offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. These plans are approved by the federal government and are mostly used by individuals who wish to include Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in their policies. Other services that may be included with Medicare Advantage plans include vision coverage and wellness programs.

WellCare does not charge monthly premiums, and it places limits on out-of-pocket expenses, as of 2015. Members may even have access to free fitness center memberships to ensure prolonged health and wellness.

Part A of Original Medicare covers hospital stay services as well as such advanced services as skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice. Doctor visits and outpatient services are covered under Part B of Original Medicare. This coverage may even go as far as covering such preventive services as flu shots and cancer screenings.

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