Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)

 

 

Medicare Part C

 

Otherwise know as “Medicare Advantage” – Medicare part C is the privatized version of Medicare parts A and B combined and offered by private insurers. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) was designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries improved or potentially additional benefits at near the same or lower cost that original medicare alone.

 

If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug coverage.

 

You can generally join a Medicare Advantage Plan if you meet all of the following conditions:

 

  • You live in the service area of the plan you want to join. The plan can give you more information about its service area. If you live in another state for part of the year, check to see if the plan will cover you there.

  • You have Medicare Part A and Part B.

  • You don't have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

 

Since most urban markets offer anywhere from 20-50 different plans please go to are affiliate site link "Medicare Part C" below to search plans in your area. One consideration that makes the Medigap Plan N a great alternative to Medicare Advantage is its lower premium compared to other Medicare Supplement plans like Plan F, C, and G. It also offers more fredom to see doctors and typically more Medical providers will accept Medicare and your Medigap Plan N then a Medicare Advantage plan.

 

Different types of Medicare Advantage Plans

 

  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans  

  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans

  • Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans

  • Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

 

There are other less common types of Medicare Advantage Plans that may be available:

 

  • HMO Point of Service (HMOPOS) Plans: An HMO Plan that may allow you to get some services out-of-network for a higher cost.

  • Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plans: A plan that combines a highdeductible health plan with a bank account. Medicare deposits money into the account (usually less than the deductible). You can use the money to pay for your health care services during the year.

 

Source: Medicare.gov

 

 

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