Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)

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

The MA plans offered vary by state and region. You can view the plans in your area on medicare.gov or ncdoi.com.

What is Part C?

Part C is a Medicare Advantage (MA) administered by a private company. MA combines Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, and some plans include prescription drug coverage (Part D). MA plans must provide coverage, at least equal to that of Original Medicare.

Who is eligible?

An individual must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and┬áPart B in order to be eligible for Medicare Advantage Plan. Enrollment periods may very depending upon an indivdual’s circumstances. Seek advising from an experienced professional to learn when to enroll.

Factors to Consider:

  • Provider preference
  • Financial situation
  • Health/Medical status
  • Foreign travels
  • Prescriptions
  • Other health coverage