The Basics of
Medicare Explained
Watch the video below to learn more about Medicare and Medicare-related insurance plans.
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Medicare Advantage (Also known as Part C)

Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans are Medicare-approved, but offered by private insurers. These medical plans combine hospital costs, doctors' visits, outpatient care, and often Part D prescription drug benefits into one plan. Some plans may also offer vision, dental, hearing and/or health and wellness programs at an extra cost.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) More About Medicare Advantage - Part C
  • These plans often require you to pay copays
  • The doctors and hospitals you go to are usually part of a network
  • You may also need a referral to see a specialist

Part C Pays:

  • Fixed dollar amount for covered services

You Pay:

  • Part B premium and depending on your plan:
    - Part A premium
    - Part C premium (some plans have
       low or no premium)
    - Copayments and Coinsurance
    - Deductibles

Take a look at the next page to learn how Prescription Drug Plans (also known as Part D) could help with some drug costs.