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,  and

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