Medicare Advantage (Part C)
Through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, Medicare made it easier for private insurance companies to offer alternatives to Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and a Medicare supplemental insurance policy. Medicare sponsors Medicare Advantage plans as part of the Medicare program and pays the plans to manage a person's health care.
In order to enroll in these plans you will need to be enrolled in Part A and Part B of Medicare which means paying the Part B premium. You receive all Medicare-covered benefits through the private plan chosen. The types of plans included are:
Most of the plans above can include prescription drug coverage and other extras such as vision and hearing services and allowances and dental coverage. NOTE: you generally have to see doctors that belong to the plan or go to certain hospitals to get the full value of the plan.
For more information about Medicare Advantage plans available in your area, please contact us.