Medicare Advantage

What is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage, sometimes called Medicare Part C, is a form of Medicare that encompasses hospital insurance, medical insurance and prescription coverage from Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D with additional coverage. Medicare Advantage can provide dental, vision, wellness and hearing coverage.  

Private payors offer Medicare Advantage with approval from Medicare. People in the U.S. 65 years of age and older are eligible for Medicare Advantage and other Medicare plans.  

Why is Medicare Advantage important to healthcare?

Medicare Advantage is important because it lets Medicare-eligible individuals have more options and flexibility in choosing their health insurance plan. Medicare Advantage recipients receive more convenience, coverage and affordability, although recipients may also have fewer choices of hospitals and providers depending on their HMO or PPO.