Your “All in One” Alternative to Original Medicare
Medicare Advantage (Part C) is an “all in one” alternative to Parts A and B. These are plans sold by private companies — not the government — and each one is required to give you at least the same benefits as Original Medicare. Many programs include prescription drug coverage, and some may offer extra benefits such as dental coverage or a gym membership.
Do You Qualify?
Qualifying is easy. If you’re enrolled in Original Medicare and live in the plan’s service area, you’re eligible for Part C. You must stay enrolled in Parts A and B — meaning you’ll continue to pay your Part B premium to get coverage.