Medicare Advantage Plans are also called Medicare Part C.
Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurers. They provide all Part A and Part B coverage and usually offer extra benefits as well. In many cases, the premiums, co-pays and deductibles can be lower than they are in a Medigap policy.
When you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you are still in Medicare, however the insurance company coordinates with Medicare for you. You deal with the insurance provider directly. Like Medigap, these plans offer extra benefits that fill in the gaps of Medicare. In addition, most MAs include Part D prescription drug coverage. ￼ [Read more…]