Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). In many cases, you’ll need to use health care providers who participate in the plan’s network and service area for the lowest costs. These plans set a limit on what you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket each year for covered services, to help protect you from unexpected costs. Some plans offer out-of-network coverage, but sometimes at a higher cost. Remember, you must use the card from your Medicare Advantage Plan to get your Medicare-covered services. Keep your red, white, and blue Medicare card in a safe place because you’ll need it if you ever switch back to Original Medicare. Below are the most common types of Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Other less common types of Medicare Advantage Plans that may be available include 

Hmo Point Of Service (Hmopos) Plans

 and a 

Medicare Medical Savings Account (Msa) Plan [Glossary]


How to join a Medicare Advantage Plan

Who can join a Medicare Advantage Plan?

When can I join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan?

What if my plan decides to stop participating in Medicare?

What if I have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?

How do Medicare Advantage Plans work?

Find out who to call about Medicare options, claims and more.