What Is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage is part of the Medicare program offered to older people and disabled adults who qualify.

Also referred to as Medicare Part C, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are provided by private insurance companies instead of the federal government. They generally include hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage. Anyone who joins an MA plan still has Medicare

  1. Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is offered to people ages 65 and older and disabled adults who qualify.
  2. Plans are provided by Medicare-approved private insurance companies.
  3. Coverage is the same as Part A hospital, Part B medical coverage, and, usually, Part D prescription drug coverage, with the exception of hospice care.
  4. Companies receive a fixed amount each month for plan care and may charge out-of-pocket costs to policyholders.

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