Medicare Advantage Plans

When you first enroll in Medicare and during certain times of the year, you can choose how you get your Medicare coverage.

There are 2 main ways to get Medicare:

Original Medicare includes Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). If you want drug coverage, you can join a separate Medicare drug plan (Part D). You can also purchase Medigap or Supplemental Insurance to help cover out of pocket costs.

Medicare Advantage (also known as “Part C”) is an “all in one” alternative to Original Medicare. These “bundled” plans include Part A, Part B, and usually Part D. Most plans offer extra benefits Original Medicare doesn’t cover–like vision, hearing, dental, and more.

 

Your Medicare health plan decisions affect how much you pay for coverage, what services you get, what doctors you can use, and your quality of care.

Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage Plan