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What is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, combines traditional Medicare — parts A and B — along with additional health-enhancing benefits into one comprehensive, easy-to-manage plan. Plans often include coverage for prescription drugs, routine vision and eyewear coverage, dental coverage, hearing aids, fitness memberships, over-the-counter medications/supplies and clinical support.

Medicare Advantage could be a good fit if you:

  • Prefer the convenience of an all-in-one plan.
  • Pay a low or $0 monthly premium in exchange for copays and coinsurance when you need care.
  • Travel a lot, and/or live somewhere else in the U.S. for part of the year, and are comfortable with going to the specific doctors, health care providers and hospitals that are available in a plan network for your routine care while away from home.

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Medicare Advantage plan costs

Pay a low or $0 monthly premium in exchange for copays and coinsurance costs when you need care.

Health care providers

With a Medicare Advantage plan, you can count on a strong network of providers and hospitals to choose from when seeking care.

Prescription drug coverage

Medicare Advantage plans typically cover thousands of generic and brand name prescription drugs, and some plans allow you to save even more money depending on the pharmacy you use.

Extra benefits

Dental, vision and hearing coverage is typically included in Medicare Advantage plans. Plus, some plans even offer an over-the-counter drug allowance, telehealth, personal emergency response systems and fitness memberships.