Medicare Advantage: The Blue Plan
What is Medicare Advantage? What are the benefits of enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan? What are some of the different types of Medicare Advantage plans available? How do you choose the right Medicare Advantage plan for you? What are some things to consider before enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan? Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to traditional Medicare coverage. Also known as Part C, Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies and must provide at least the same level of coverage as Medicare Part A and Part B. Some plans may also offer additional benefits, such as prescription drug coverage or routine dental and vision care. Benefits of enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan can include lower out-of-pocket costs, more coordinated care, and extra benefits not covered by Original Medicare. There are several different types of Medicare Advantage plans available: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans, Special Needs Plans (SNPs), and HMO Point-of-Service (HMOPOS) plans. Enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan is a way to get your Original Medicare coverage from a private insurance company instead of from the government.