5 Surprising Medicare Plan Benefits You Didn't Know About

Discover some of the lesser known Medicare plan benefits and make sure that you're unlocking the full value of your Medicare health plan coverage.

When shopping for Medicare products, many people consider factors such as low co-pays for the prescription drugs they take and in-network coverage for their favorite doctors. While these factors are important, there are numerous other benefits that certain plans contain that fly under the radar. Because many don’t know these benefits exist, these often go underutilized.


Thankfully, Keen makes it easy to unlock the full value of these unknown benefits, ensuring that you find the best Medicare plan for your circumstances. 


Here are some of the best lesser-known benefits—some that are covered by certain Medicare or Medicare Advantage products—that licensed advisors can help you discover:

1. Annual Wellness Visits 

Many people don’t realize that their annual wellness visit with their provider is generally covered by their Medicare or Medicare Advantage plan. This means you won’t be charged out of pocket for your annual visit. 

2. Gym Membership

 Regular exercise is important for your physical and mental health, but not all plans cover this benefit. Those that include gym membership sometimes include access to gym memberships to YMCA and even 24-Hour Fitness centers. 

3. Yoga and Massage

Whether you’re managing chronic pain or recovering from an injury, both yoga and massage can help you and your body feel better. Though they may sound like luxuries, private health insurers are increasingly covering therapeutic massage as a treatment for certain medical conditions. Some plans may even help cover the cost of additional alternative therapies, like acupuncture or chiropractic care.

4. Diet and Weight Management 

Want to manage your weight? Some Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans may offer support with external companies like Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem, which can help those managing a chronic condition like diabetes, heart disease, or joint pain. Alternatively, if your doctor requires you to lose weight before surgery, some Medicare plans will help pay for the program.

5. Walk-In Bathtubs, Wheelchairs, and Scooters

For those in need of additional assistance with mobility, some Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans cover the cost of essential tools that help you to live your life with more ease. 



With Keen, our licensed advisors help take the confusion out of Medicare enrollment. Want to learn more about what benefits your Medicare plan may or may not include? Please call us today at (888) 443-5336 (TTY: 711).

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