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 availabillity vary by state, county and zip code. You can view the plans in your area on the Medicare website and the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

What is Part C?

Part C is considered 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. Read more.

Who is eligible?

A person must be enrolled in both Medicare Parts A and Part B in order to be eligible to join a 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