The payment of premiums from one plan to the other varies basically because different plans have different amount of premiums to be contributed. Premiums can be contributed through various way. The first way is a direct deduction from your salary and the second option is that which you directly pay your premiums. This direct payment is basically because of the idea that you only remove money from your pocket. The premiums also depends the location you are in within the United States. Different Medicare Advantage Plans calls for different premium contributions. This happens especially when you are in different states.
The amount of premiums that you will be contributing per month will also depend on whether you are employed or not. If you are a retired employee, then you need to prepare to contribute more in terms of premium towards the Medicare plan basically because of the idea that your old age will require more in terms of benefits. On the other hand, however, your premium contributions may be lower than those who are still employed because at the age of 65, the Medicare Advantage premium plans take into consideration ones age as far as premium contribution is concerned.
The geographical location is also another factor that affects how much a person contributed towards the Medicare Advantage premium plans. For example, if you are in a State such as Illinois, your premiums will not be the same as that of another person located in Alabama or somewhere else in the United States. Someone will ask why but the answer is so simple; different states have different health care policies although the systems might be universal. With that idea in mind, it is crucial to be aware of the difference in premium contributions based on where your location is.
The state of one’s health and behavior is also a contributing factor towards how much premium one will contribute towards Medicare advantage plan. Let take an example of a person who is aged 65 years and above. He or she has a medical history that indicates that one was treated severally with lung infections resulting from smoking behaviors (unhealthy behaviors). Such a person will contribute more premiums because of his exposure to risks. A person who is susceptible to health risks will therefore be expected to contribute a little bit more than a person who has a clean medical and behavioral history.