Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)

Medicare Advantage Plans are Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organization (PPOs), and Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS).

The Medicare Advantage plans available vary by state, county and zip code. You can view the plans in your area on websites, medicare.gov  and ncdoi.com.

What is Part C?

Part C is a Medicare Advantage (MA) administered by a private insurance company. MA incorporates Medicare Parts A and Part B coverage. Many MA plans include drug coverage. However, some MA plans do not provide drug coverage.

Who is eligible?

The enrollee must be enrolled in both Medicare Parts A and Part B in order to be eligible for Medicare Advantage Plan.

Enrollment periods may very depending upon an indivdual’s circumstances.

Factors to Consider:

 

  • Provider preference
  • Financial situation
  • Health status
  • Prescriptions
  • Preferred pharmacy
  • Foreign travels
  • Other health coverage